Between Windows and Xbox and Office and the fast and slow and every other ring, there's a lot to keep up with when it comes to Microsoft's Insider Preview programs. So right here you'll be able to keep tabs on the very latest previews!
- Windows 10
- Windows 10 Mobile
- Xbox One
Microsoft is currently developing the next major release of Windows 10, known as the Creators Update. Codenamed "Redstone 2" Microsoft is currently flighting Redstone 2 builds in its Fast and Slow rings, with the Release Preview ring receiving cumulative updates for the Current Branch — the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Build Video Walkthroughs
If you'd rather check out the most noteworthy build changes in video form, make sure you check out our in-depth video walkthroughs of new builds.
Build 15014 is available on PC only.
A number of new features a present in this build, including a new setup experience with Cortana, Edge improvements, Settings improvements and a whole lot more.
Check out our more in-depth changelog, including what's new, improved and known issues for build 15014 for PC.
Cortana receives some much-needed feature improvements and enhancements with this build, along with changes to Windows Update, Windows Ink, an updated rendering technology and more.
Also worth noting is that this build was the first desktop build to be delivered with the new Universal Update Platform, which only downloads the files that need updating rather than the entire new build.
Check out our more in-depth changelog, including what's new, improved and known issues for build 14986 for PC.
Build 14986 is available for PC.
This cumulative update is available for PC and Mobile.
14393.693 is the latest cumulative update available for Insiders on the Release Preview ring that features only under the hood changes and improvements. There are no new features included with this update, and Microsoft is yet to release a changelog.
Build 15014 is available on Mobile only.
This build for mobile doesn't include any huge new features, it does however include some features worth noting, outside of the fact Edge now supports EPUB books. Check out the full changelog here, including what's fixed, improvements and known issues for build 14977.
Build 14965 is available for Mobile.
This build includes mostly under the hood improvements, however there are some noteworthy changes on the surface. A new feature allows users to control the cursor with an on-screen trackpad. Not only that, but there are some minor improvements to Windows Ink, Sticky Notes, and Hyper-V.
It's worth noting that this build was the first build to be delivered with Microsoft's new Universal Update Platform on Mobile.
Check out our more in-depth changelog, including what's new, improved and known issues for build 14965 for PC and Mobile.
This cumulative update is available for PC and mobile
14393.693 is the latest cumulative update available for Insiders on the Release Preview ring that features only under the hood changes and improvements. There are no new features included with this update.
Check out our in-depth changelog for build 14393.693.
Preview Ring: 14393.2152
This build includes mostly bug fixes. No major features or enhancements are present in this revision.
What's new in Office for desktop preview users?
- Edit with natural pen gestures: In Word, the new Ink Editor feature lets your pen become a much more powerful document-editing tool. To get started, click Draw > Ink Editor. In the Pens group, select the ink style you want.
- A new digital writing assistant: Watch for new visual cues and suggestions from Editor, a new service that offers advanced, contextual proofing to help you improve your writing. First, we've expanded Word's spelling and grammar tools to inform you why words or phrases may not be accurate--teaching at the same time as correcting
- Summary cards for travel reservations and packages: In Outlook, verify and track travel reservations, as well as package deliveries, using summary cards automatically created in the Inbox and Calendar. (Feature requires an Office 365 subscription.)
- Data transformations and connectivity enhancements: In Excel, you can now select to import related tables when loading data from OData sources, add custom columns with values coming from a function computation, or show the dependencies between queries using a dedicated view.
- Easy discover of third-party content: In Visio, browse or search for new templates and sample diagrams from select third-party content providers.
- Ink replay in Word & Excel: To understand what's behind the ink you see in a document or workbook, click Draw > Ink Replay to rewind and replay the ink strokes.
- Shared with Me: Does this sound familiar? Someone shared a OneDrive file with you, but you can't find the email message that has the link. No problem. With this update, you can click File > Open > Shared with Me in Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. This will show you all files that have been shared with you.
- We're listening: In Project, to suggest new features or tell us what you like or don't like, click File > Feedback.
- Shape recognition: In Word, click Draw > Convert to Shapes. Then, draw a shape in your document, and Word will convert your drawing to a corresponding shape.
As an Office Insider, you're the first to see these new features and improvements below:
- Lasso select now at your fingertips with Excel Mobile Tap the Surface pen button to use Lasso Select on ink without visiting the ribbon.
- Select and move objects with greater ease in Excel Mobile Use your Surface pen to resize, rotate, move handles on objects and more.
- Open more files with Excel Mobile Now you can open files that contain form controls and Scenario Manager on your device.
- Add multiple Microsoft accounts to OneNote You can now add all of your favorite notebooks to OneNote, even if the notebooks were created by using different Microsoft accounts.
- Undo easily with OneNote Minds can change anytime! Use the undo button to rewrite and undo your note-taking history.