Redmond has issued Windows 10 version 14279 for users of the Fast Ring, adding a number of new features and several fixes to the platform.

With the company’s Build Conference just around the corner, where details of Windows 10 Redstone will be revealed, Microsoft could be forgiven for resting on its laurels.

Indeed, while Redstone is not launching until June, it will bring huge changes to the platform, so it could be argued that Microsoft could have gotten away with not updating Windows 10 until then.

Microsoft has a better history than most at keeping its products up to date and in check, so it is not a surprise that version 14279 arrives ahead of the Build Conference and Redstone.

There are other changes made with this latest update, including the ability for Cortana to remember things for you, with a simple car like “remind me to post that letter,” or “remind me to watch that show tonight”. You can edit the voice command later for such things as location, time, and date, but this quick remind feature is ideal for those on a busy schedule.

Cortana is now supported in Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil) and French (Canada) languages, although users of Windows Spotlight will have to wait a bit for the new features in this upgrade.

Microsoft has now made a single background for the logon and Lock screen, replacing the two backgrounds that were previously used. This will also be applicable for those rocking a customer lock or logon screen, with a single image now used for both screens.

All Fixes and Changes

We fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge and Cortana were crashing for users with roaming profiles.

We fixed an issue where Cortana would continue to show reminders that have been completed.

We fixed an issue where items copied/moved to the desktop would not display until the desktop is manually refreshed by right-clicking on the desktop and choosing “Refresh” or pressing F5.

We fixed an issue where downloading certain drivers from Windows Update was causing some PCs to bluescreen.

Known issues for PC

We’re investigating an issue in which some Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book devices experience a freeze or hang and all input such as keyboard/trackpad and touch do not work. The workaround is to hold down the power button to force the device to hard-reboot.

We are continuing to track several issues reported by Insiders where some PCs will freeze or bluescreen when resuming from hibernation. Disabling hibernation is a workaround in some cases until this is fixed.

If you have Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Internet Security, or the Kaspersky Total Security Suite installed on your PC there is a known driver bug that prevents these programs from working as expected in builds from the Development Branch. We are partnering with Kaspersky to fix this issue for a future release, but at this time there are no known workarounds. While this issue is present, we recommend using Windows Defender or another third party anti-virus product of your choice to remain protected.

Turning on the “always show all icons in the notification area” setting disrupts the layout of the notification area (“systray”). Your notification area will look out of alignment.

We are seeing reports of crashes with apps such as QQ crashing due to an OS reliability issue we are currently investigating. This bug is also impacting older apps such as Windows Live Mail and Expression Encoder 4.

SOURCE: Windows Blog