Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14356 for members of the Windows Insider Program on the Fast Ring. This is the latest preview of new features that will culminate in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for end users later in the summer.
As we have seen with previous Fast Ring releases, Build 14356 adds a number of new features and also fixes numerous known issues. However, as is always the case with the Fast Ring, users pay for exclusivity of very early feature iterations with potential instability and a list of known problems that Microsoft still needs to fix.
The key new addition found in Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14356 is the ability to deliver mobile notifications directly to a Windows 10 PC. You may remember that the company launched this feature last month on the Android platform, with users able to choose to sync notifications to a PC. The feature is powered by Cortana on the latest builds of both Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10.
Cortana has also been updated with the ability to send photos from a Windows 10 Mobile device to a PC with a simple “send this photo to my PC” command.
Last month’s Insider Preview Build 14342 was pretty extensive, but it was also a frustrating experience because it brought with it an issue with huge battery drain when Microsoft Health was running. The latest Windows 10 Mobile preview addresses that problem with a fix in this preview, along with numerous other solutions for known problems.
Before getting to the complete change log, it is worth mentioning that this is Dona Sakar’s first post and major Insider release since taking control of the Windows Insider Program. She replaced Gabriel Aul, who stepped away to focus on his other role within Microsoft, allowing long-term Windows developer Sakar to take the role.
You can check out the full changelog, including all fixes and current known issues by heading to the source link below.