Windows Insiders have got one more Windows 10 preview build to play with this weekend. Gabe Aul and team has released Windows 10 Preview Build 14279 for Insiders in Fast ring with new features and a number of fixes.
One of four new features added in Windows 10 Preview Build 14279 includes Cortana’s ability to remember things. Another new feature is the ability to have same background on Lock Screen and Logon Screen. Currently the logon screen background image can not be changed and is set to Windows 10 wallpaper by default.
Along with three new features, Windows 10 Preview Build 14279 also takes care of a few bugs including fixes for Microsoft Edge and Cortana.
Windows 10 Preview Build 14279: What’s New?
Cortana supported in more languages: Microsoft’s intelligent personal assistant Cortana is now supported in Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil) or French (Canada) languages. The Brazilian Cortana is fond of pasteis, a common food found in many regions across Brazil and Mexican Cortana has local flavor to reflect the accent and language of the country.
Cortana remembers things
Cortana can now quickly save useful information like the name of a book you want to read, or a to-do item without a due date. You can get Cortana to remember your things without stopping your work and you can set specific details like location, time, and people at a later time.
Updated logon experience
With the latest Redstone preview build, the Lock Screen and Logon Screen backgrounds are merged. Before this feature, the Logon Screen (where you select your username or enter password) background was set to Windows 10 wallpaper by default and could not be changed. With Preview Build 14279, the Logon Screen will have the same background you’ve set for your Lock Screen.
If you have set Windows Spotlight as Lock screen background, you’ll have to wait for future builds to get this feature.
Performance and Candidate improvements in Japanese IME
With build 14279, performance of IME on typing response has been improved so your typing experience will be smoother than before. Microsoft has also extended the prediction content providing wider variety of candidates in prediction candidate list.
Along with these new features, Windows 10 Redstone Preview Build 14279 also contains a few bug fixes and known issues as described here in separate article.