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Microsoft is sending out the latest update for Xbox One Preview today, bringing the platform up to build 14381 (rs1_xbox_rei_1608.160701-2142). The update features a number of improvements to existing features, and of course bug fixes and other enhancements.

This is an Xbox One Preview build, which means it is not an update that everybody can download. The Xbox One Preview Program is much like the Windows Insider Program, and indeed it will probably get the “Insider” moniker eventually if Microsoft recent activity is anything to go by.

Windows 10 is getting its Anniversary Update on August 2 and this Xbox One Preview release is the latest step towards that for Microsoft’s gaming machine. The rs1 in the build name refers to Redstone 1, the internal codename for the Anniversary Update, so we expect these preview features to reach end users around the time Windows 10 gets its upgrade.

Here is what Microsoft has changed with build 14381:

  •     My Games and Apps not launching correctly for some users.
  •     Cortana fixes for Record that and localization fixes.
  •     Narrator fixes for size of games being incorrect and apps and games out of order.
  •     Store fix to resolve a crash when changing your Payment instrument.
  •     Pins reverting to Previous locations is fixed.
  •     Localization fixes – German fix for Sharing on Xbox Live
  •     Incorrect battery icon fixed for some users

As per usual, the latest update includes a few known issues which you can view below:

  •     Sometimes Cortana reports a poor network connection, when the network connection is fine.
  •     Cortana may occasionally freeze at “Warming up…” and become unresponsive.
  •     See-It-Say-It sometimes fails to turn on when first launching an app, but will turn on after using a voice command from within the app.
  •     When saying “Hey Cortana” on the Home dashboard with a game minimized in the main tile, Cortana may become unresponsive.

It is widely known at this point that Microsoft is pushing the Windows 10 platform and the Xbox One closer together, and some of the changes in this update further reflect that. The Xbox One will become part of the company’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP), including bringing the Windows Store and cross platform play to the console.

Last week Microsoft sent out a significant update for Preview members, including Xbox Avatar, Edge Browser, NowTV, and issue fixes. That upgrade also delivered the ability to “Movies & TV Purchasing and renting movies and TV shows is now enabled in the new Xbox Store, and playback of movies and TV shows is enabled in the new Movies & TV app.

The Xbox One Preview is available from today (July 4).