Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352 Released

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352 has been released to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring today. This was announced officially here. There have been significant changes in this build. New features include the ability to ask Cortana for specific songs and ink reminders in Windows Ink’s Sticky Notes. The most interesting addition is this is you can now run two antivirus programs on your PC. Microsoft is really boosting Windows 10’s capabilities dramatically with this new Insider build. Let’s look at what’s new in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352.

Here’s what’s new in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352

Cortana Improvements

Cortana now has the ability to play any song from the entire Groove Music Catalog. If you have a Groove Music Pass, just ask Cortana to play your favorite artist, genre, playlist or song. This also works with Cortana on your Lock screen.

“Hey Cortana, play <song name>”
“Hey Cortana, play <artist>”
“Hey Cortana, play my <Groove playlist name>”
“Hey Cortana, pause”

NOTE: Groove Catalog support currently for U.S. English only. Other regions to come in the future.

You can now set a timer using Cortana to remind you to go get a snack, take a break, or while cooking. You can set a timer, query how long is left and cancel using natural language.

Updated Sticky Notes: With the latest update, Sticky Notes are now better than ever with the ability to create Cortana reminders from your notes that will flow with you across your Cortana enabled devices. You can also ink or type a phone number and it readies itself for calling; write an email address and launch directly to email, write a URL and launch into Microsoft Edge right from the Note.

Compass on the ruler: The new build also includes an updated to Windows Ink ruler to include a compass. If the ruler is oriented in the direction of any of the cardinal points or midpoints, the compass indicator will become bold. There are many other general improvements to the windows ink experience.

Windows Game bar improved with full-screen support: Added support for six additional games in full-screen mode with Windows game bar: League of Legends, World of Warcraft, DOTA 2, Battlefield 4, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, and Diablo III. With those games, you can now use Windows key + G to bring up the Windows Game bar when the game is running full-screen.

Feedback Hub will now show Microsoft responses: You’ll now see short status tags on feedback to let you know what we’re doing with it. The tags are a short-form way to give status on feedback we’re actively working on or have made changes for. The tags will often be published along with a “Microsoft response” comment that gives more context on what the team is doing. This change also replaces the “Received” tag that you’ve been seeing on all feedback with something much more useful and informative!

Deploying Windows Enterprise edition gets easier: Prior to Windows 10, the upgrade from the Pro to Enterprise edition required a complete wipe and reinstallation of the OS. In Windows 10, we enabled bit-less edition upgrade from Pro to Enterprise. This means all the features are on the device already and the upgrade to Enterprise edition can be performed by changing the product key rather than having to download and deploy a new image. However, doing this required a reboot to complete. You can try out this out by going to “Settings -> Update & Security -> Activation” in the settings app and click the “Change product key” button and enter a valid Enterprise product key.

Limited Period Scanning: Limited Periodic Scanning is a new security setting you can choose to turn on if you use an antivirus program other than Windows Defender. This setting can provide an additional line of defense in scanning and detecting malware on your device. To enable this – go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Defender and turn “Limited Periodic Scanning” on. You can read more about Limited Period Scanning here.