Microsoft has released the latest preview build for the forthcoming Anniversary Update of Windows 10, delivering the usual clutch of bug fixes and new features, including support for Hyper-V Containers.
Available now to testers on the Fast Ring of Microsoft's Windows Insider early access programme, Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14361 has been released for the PC and mobile platforms simultaneously.
Microsoft is now on the build-up to the official release of the major Anniversary Update of Windows 10, and this preview comprises mostly bug fixes with just a few new features.
Foremost among these is Hyper-V Containers support, which allows users to run Docker containers natively on Windows 10 PCs and build and distribute containers using a supplied container host image based on Microsoft's Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 Nano Server edition.
Microsoft also announced that LastPass, a popular password management tool, is now available for download as an extension for the Edge browser in Windows 10.
Microsoft has made some minor changes to the user interface of the Settings app, based on Windows Insider feedback, and other minor changes to Windows Ink, such as speeding the loading of the Sketchpad thumbnail in the Windows Ink Workspace flyout from the taskbar and expanding the size of the Windows Ink ruler.
The usual set of bug fixes on the PC side includes one to address a problem that caused websites such as YouTube to fail to render in Microsoft Edge or IE, apparently owing to a recently implemented feature called TCP Fast Open.
One welcome update for testers is that from Build 14361 onwards, user Task Manager settings will now be preserved across build updates, Microsoft said.
Meanwhile, in the Windows 10 Mobile Build 14361, Microsoft has fixed a fault that caused phone handsets to freeze after users touched the screen immediately after enabling Narrator, and from this build onwards, the user's preferred DPI setting for the display will be backed up and reapplied when restoring the device.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update, also known by the codename Redstone, is due to be available at the end of July, a year after Microsoft officially released Windows 10.
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