Windows 10 build 15007 for PC and Mobile rolling out to Insiders now
Microsoft is rolling out another Windows 10 build for Insiders on the Fast Ring, this time build 15007 for both PC and Mobile! Yes, Mobile is receiving an official build after missing out for over 40 days. Today's build includes more noteworthy features and enhancements for both PC and Mobile, let's dive in!
Today's new build arrives just days after the previous one, meaning there won't be any huge changes between build 15002 and 15007 for PC. Still, there's plenty to dig into with this release!
What's new for PC and Mobile?
- Sharing your tabs (PC): We've added the ability to share a set of tabs you've set aside. Just click the "Tabs you've set aside" button, and under the "…" menu select the option to "Share tabs" with many apps installed on your PC.
- Import data (PC): We're making it even easier to bring your data over from another browser when you switch to Microsoft Edge. The new "Import from another browser" button in Settings allows you to bring your favorites, browsing history, saved passwords, and other data from another browser you have installed, in one simple step.
- Running faster (PC): You can now choose to "Run" a download link without first saving it, and we've added a "Save As" option to the existing "Save" link.
- Web Notes improvements (PC): We've updated Web Notes to now leverage the familiar Windows Ink experience you've come to know in Photos and Maps, amongst other places. Tap the pen or highlighter in Web Notes, and you will now see the full set of Windows Ink colors, as well as the new slider released for Windows Ink with Build 14986.
- Text scaling and zoom (Mobile): Based on your feedback, in Microsoft Edge you can now zoom into a webpage regardless of zoom settings defined by the website, matching other mobile browsers. Pages are now zoomable to at least 500%. Because of this, we no longer automatically scale text in Microsoft Edge when you've enabled the Ease of Access option to increase the text size, since you can zoom in on the text to reach a size that matches your own comfort level. This addresses feedback that Ease of Access zoom settings made web pages render incorrectly.
- Apps for Websites: Clicking links to websites that support web-to-app linking will now open that page in the respective app.
- [Coming Soon] Download themes for your PC from the Windows Store (PC): In Build 15002, we introduced the new themes settings page in the Settings app. Soon, you'll be able to go directly from the themes setting page directly to the Windows Store to download new themes for your PC! This isn't working yet in today's build and you'll see a Store icon that does nothing at the bottom of the themes setting page. However, you can go to the Store page for themes here to try out downloading themes from the Store.
- Cortana can help you pick up where you left off (PC & Mobile): If you have multiple PCs, you probably know how cumbersome it can be to find everything you need to resume work after switching between PCs. Cortana can now help with that! When you switch computers, Cortana will display quick links in the Action Center to help you easily get back into the Microsoft Edge websites and SharePoint (or other cloud-based) documents you used most recently. For example, if you were working on a PowerPoint deck on your laptop, when you later return to your desktop, a link to that deck appears in Action Center. Or perhaps you're browsing recipes in Microsoft Edge on your PC downstairs, and grab your laptop to go bake up a storm in the kitchen—Cortana will be there for you and have a link to that recipe ready to go. In adding this feature, we've also updated Cortana to take advantage of notification grouping, described earlier, so you can more easily differentiate between the types of messages.
- Inline progress bar for notifications (PC): Based on your feedback, app developers can now send toast notifications with a progress indicator to show progress to the user, such as download progress, exercise progress, etc. As a highly related but separate feature, we now also support developers to update an existing notification through "data-binding". Please go to Tiles and Toast MSDN Blog to find out more.
- In a future build, you will see this capability with Windows Store downloads.
- Scrollbar improvements for UWP (PC & Mobile): We have made improvements to the XAML scrollbar for mouse to ensure it is available when you need it, while taking up less space and causing less undesirable flashing when you don't. With these changes, the panning indicator now appears when you move a mouse over a scrolling region and the full scrollbar appears when you want to directly interact with it. This improvement will be visible in any app that uses the Windows 10 Creators Update SDK.
- Windows Hello Enrollment Improvements (PC): With Build 15007 we are bringing in some exciting improvements around how you discover and enroll into Windows Hello's facial recognition. For devices and peripherals that support Windows Hello. you'll now see a visual guidance that tracks your face in real-time, shows you an improved progress indicator and gives you real-time feedback to quickly and smoothly set your face up for signing in. The best way to know what's changed? Try it out! You can setup or improve your Windows Hello facial recognition under Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options > Windows Hello > Face recognition.
- Rainbow Flag: Microsoft's continued dedication to diversity brings the rainbow flag to the emoji font and keyboard!
- New Bluetooth APIs (PC & Mobile): This is the first build you can try out the new APIs that enable GATT Server, Bluetooth LE Peripheral role and unpaired Bluetooth LE device connectivity. To try them out install the latest preview SDK that will be coming soon.
- Keyboard navigation improvements for the Snipping Tool (PC): You can now take a screen capture using only your keyboard. Press Alt + N, select the desired snip type and press enter – this will start the capture. Now use the arrow keys to move the cursor to one of the intended corners of your snip, and press either space or enter to start selecting your snip area. Once you have the area you want, press enter or space again to finish the capture. This keyboard navigation also works with the new Win + Shift + S keyboard shortcut.
- Sync your settings using Azure Active Directory (AAD) Identity (Mobile): You can now sync your settings on AA-Joined phones using Enterprise State Roaming. With Enterprise State Roaming enabled for your phone, you can sync settings such as passwords, Wi-Fi profiles, Edge Favorites, Edge Reading List, and app data across desktop and mobile devices. To get the most out of this feature, make sure sync is turned on for the same account on both your mobile and desktop device under Settings > Accounts > Sync Your Settings.
- App reset (Mobile): One of the features added to PC with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update was the ability to reset an app back to its original state. We're happy to announce starting with Build 15007, the same will now be possible on Mobile – thanks everyone who logged feedback requesting this! If you have a UWP app in a bad state, open Settings > System > Storage, and navigate to the app. In the advanced settings for that app, you'll now see a "Reset" option. Tapping it will clear the app's cache, and reset the app as if it had just been installed (without actually having to reinstall it).
- Cortana loves music (Mobile): You can now use Cortana to control music playback on more of your favorite music apps (EN-US only). Starting with this build, we've enabled natural language compatibility for iHeartRadio and TuneIn Radio. While you are listening to music in one of these apps, you can also use your voice to control playback and volume. With radio stations, we often want to know what that catchy tune is that has played a million times, so we added support for "What's Playing". Try saying "Hey Cortana, What's Playing" and it will work for all apps playing music. This appeared for Insiders on PCs with Build 14986.
- Adding music recognition support to Chinese (Simplified) (Mobile): Cortana can now recognize music for customers in China. Simply tap the music notes icon in the top corner of Cortana's home page, and Cortana will listen to whatever music is playing and use Netease to tell you what song it is. This works exactly like the feature does in English (United States). This appeared for Insiders on PCs with Build 14986.
- Cortana sign-in using Azure Active Directory (AAD) identity (Mobile): This capability will allow you to sign into Cortana with your work or school account instead your MSA, enabling you to use Cortana even if your organization does not support MSA. To sign in to Cortana using your work or school account, just go to Cortana's Notebook and "About Me" and sign in. You'll get the full Cortana experience with most of the same features. This appeared for Insiders on PCs with Build 14986.
- More recurrence options for Cortana Reminders (Mobile): We've heard your feedback, and we've added a new option to set recurring time-based Cortana Reminders for "Every Month" or "Every Year" — great for bill payment or anniversary reminders! This appeared for Insiders on PCs with Build 15002.
- Web payments: Microsoft Edge now has preview support for the new Payment Request API, which allows sites to make checkout easier using the payment and shipping preferences stored in your Microsoft Wallet. This is currently in a preview state for developers and will not process payment information until a future flight. You can learn more about Payment Request on the Microsoft Edge Dev Blog. This appeared for Insiders on PCs with Build 15002.
- Improved legibility for UWP apps in high contrast (Mobile): In order to address some of the most common high contrast issues experienced in UWP apps, we've updated the XAML framework to now display an opaque layer behind the text and coerce semi-transparent UI to be fully opaque. This appeared for Insiders on PCs with Build 15002. These adjustments are applied by default in high contrast and apply to all XAML Store applications, however apps will have the opportunity to opt out using the Windows 10 Creators Update SDK. More details will be available once the latest SDK has been published. If you find any issues with this work, please log them here, and as always, you can reach out to @MSFTEnable on Twitter at any time about accessibility problems and requests you have for accessibility in Windows.
- Helping you find the setting you need in Settings (Mobile): One of our ongoing goals has been to make Settings easier and faster to navigate – based on feedback we've made a few design tweaks that appeared for Insiders on PCs with Build 15002, and are now also available on Mobile:
- Settings pages now contain additional information on the right or bottom (depending on the window size) providing links to support, feedback, and any other related settings if available.
- Since our System Settings list was getting quite long, we've moved app related settings out of System into a new category called Apps.
- Updated device settings (Mobile): The new device settings experience combines the Bluetooth and Connected devices pages to offer a single place to manage your devices/peripherals. We've also listened to your feedback and added the ability to disconnect and reconnect your Bluetooth audio devices directly from this Settings page, as well as updated the flow for adding a new device connection. Try out the new page and let us know what you think through the Feedback Hub! This appeared for Insiders on PCs with Build 15002.
- New option to pause updates: We've added an option that will enable you to pause updates on your phone for up to 35 days. To pause your phone, go to the Settings > Update & security > Phone Update and tap Advanced. This capability will be available on enterprise managed devices on Windows 10 Mobile. This appeared for Insiders on PCs with Build 15002.
Check out the Windows Blog for the full changelog, including known issues and more!
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People say they're are some background tasks/setups running for a while after an update and I started the 007 update as soon as 002 was done so it didn't get the chance to "settle"?
Edit 1 - Resetting corrupt built in apps is easy. Good point.
(2) Now with app reset that'll be even more easy. Hopefully this solves my corrupt UBER app problem which has a blank accent color icon and cannot be uninstalled. It just stays there. Downloading the app again simply adds ANOTHER Uber but with the icon correctly shown.
When I checked for the new update I got an error message saying there was a problem and I should try again later (I did try later a few time, no change). I was planning to hard reset my phone (not done for a long time on insider now), so I reset the phone this morning and 15007 is downloading without issue just now.
It's one core, one OS??
GATT server is big to me, because that means the Fitbit Blaze will soon be my Microsoft Band replacement
And, I've noticed that the restoring sequence does not contain the SIM settings.
If you reset the phone, you may see the language selector, timezone, EULA, WiFi AP, etc. But, 15007's one does not have SIM settings.
Reset, restored a backup from three days ago and when it restarted it had 15007 and the STORE was back. Still installing the apps but seems to work. I'll check it in the morning.
On old Thinkpad I got the stuck at 100%. Forced restart, stuck at 0%. Turned off Optimization. Restart. Update worked. I'll check it out in AM.
now mobile L950 is installing it and SP4 is still on 0%
I can't risk with Fast Ring! I have one phone, and I need it very, very much... as functional! 😀
The groove music app has disappeared, from the front and even list, but from the store i can called it.
My Desktop updated ok but my Laptop doesn't want to know, gets to the end of updating then reverts to 14986?
Someone wrote that it was caused by Wi-Fi and did the following on a 830:
Disable Wi-Fi and restart, wait for 10 minutes and re enabled Wi-Fi.
He got his phone working normally after that.
Please let's know if this trick is really working.
Reports SDcard errors all the time (and fixes them quickly). However the phone stalls, crashes and sucks the battery in no time. Looks as if this 15007 update was rushed for mobile. Need to go back to the old build.
this build does not install on my ThinkPad 8.
Will try with a reset.
To be honest I'm losing faith in this platform after 3 years of sticking with it, desperately hoping that the best looking and most user friendly and functional mobile OS would become finished, it just doesn't seem to be happening. My Lumia 950xl is running like a dog right now, and I can't count how many times I've hard reset this thing since joining the Insider programme. Almost to the point of being done with it, the next 6 months will be the decider for me.