The Fast Ring of Windows 10 Insider Preview received a new release today bringing the OS build version to 14316. This preview brings some of the new features that were demonstrated at Microsoft’s Build developers conference, most prominently the ability to run native Bash on Windows and improvements to Cortana.
To run Bash on Ubuntu on Windows, you have to enable the Developer Mode after you update to build 14316. To do so, go to Settings, Update & Security, For developers. Choose “Turn Windows features on or off” and enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta). Finally, to install Bash, type “bash” in Command Prompt.
Cortana also received some cool new tricks for users with Windows Phone or the Cortana app installed on Android. Cortana can now tell you when the battery on your mobile device is low, find your phone (or ring your phone), and share map directions between devices.
Other updates listed in the announcement blog post, include:
- updates to or new extensions in Microsoft Edge
- the Skype UWP Preview app
- Action Center priorities
- emoji updates
- personalization improvements such as dark and light mode in UWP apps
- Continuum functionality to PC
- improvements to virtual desktops with the ability to pin windows
- additional information to reflect update installation progress
- updated battery settings and Battery Saver
- active hours to prevent Windows Updates
- updates and new functionality to the Feedback Hub
- a Messaging Everywhere Preview coming soon, which will allow sending and receiving text messages from your phone on your PC
There are a lot of exciting new features that will be available in the final version of the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition. There are other fixes and known issues, so be sure to read the announcement blog post before updating.