Windows 10 Cumulative update 14986.1001 now rolling out to Insiders

A new cumulative update is now rolling out to Windows 10 Insiders on build 14986, bringing the build number up to 14986.1001. It's not entirely clear what is new in the small update, but it likely contains a number of small fixes and tweaks.

Aside fro the 14986.1001 build number, the update carries knowledge base number KB3206309. However, Microsoft hasn't yet posted anything on the knowledge base for KB3206309, so the fine details of the update are still a mystery. Some users on the Windows Insider Microsoft Answers forum speculate that the cumulative update may have something to do with Windows Defender.

The update comes just under a week since Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar said no new Insider builds would come until 2017 as the team takes a break for the rest of 2016. Apparently Microsoft still found time to slip a cumulative update through the cracks, though.

Have you snagged the update yet? Let us know if you've noticed anything new in the comments!

Thanks for the tips, frolian and Thamarai!

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