Microsoft has just released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19030 to insiders in the Fast ring. The newly vetted build brings exciting new updates to Cortana on Windows 10. This Insider update also includes other improvements, features and various fixes.
If you’re a Windows Insider in the Fast ring, you can update to the Build 19030 by going to Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update and checking for the latest update.
Cortana on Windows Now Packs More Productivity Features
Earlier this week Microsoft made some changes in Cortana on Windows (Beta) for the Insiders of Fast Ring. As part of the evolution of Cortana from a shared PDA to a personal performance assistant that supports you in Microsoft 365 applications, Microsoft made some changes that will give you an idea of how your assistant will help you manage tasks and time and communicate with people.
General Changes, Improvements, and Fixes for PC
- The build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop is no longer present in this build. This doesn’t mean we’re done…
- Microsoft fixed an issue where if you started to reset your MSA pin from the sign-in screen and left it without interacting with it for some time, it would result in a black screen, requiring a reboot to recover.
- Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in night light settings getting lost on the primary monitor when the system is connected/disconnected from a secondary monitor.
- Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in an out of memory message when watching a long HEVC video.
- Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in certain apps not fully filling the screen when maximized in recent builds.
- BattlEye and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues due to changes in the operating system between some Insider Preview builds and certain versions of BattlEye anti-cheat software. To safeguard Insiders who might have these versions installed on their PC, we have applied a compatibility hold on these devices from being offered affected builds of Windows Insider Preview.
- Microsoft is looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
- Microsoft heard that Settings still isn’t available outside of launching via the URI (ms-settings:) for some Insiders and are investigating.
- Some Insiders are reporting that after successfully installing printer drivers from the Optional Updates section, the same driver is still showing as available for install. We’re looking into the issue.
- Microsoft is looking into reports of certain external USB 3.0 drives not responding with Start Code 10 or 38 after they’re attached.
If you want to check out the official release page from the Microsoft website, click here.