Microsoft has delivered yet another preview release of Windows 10 ahead of the major Anniversary Update next month. The firm said that it is now checking in final code, but that there will be further previews between now and the full release.
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14383 is available now to testers on the Fast Ring of Microsoft's Windows Insider evaluation programme on the PC and Mobile platforms.
As with recent releases, this focuses on fixes and improvements to code quality as Microsoft prepares for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update release on 2 August.
Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider programme, announced the build on the Windows Experience blog, indicating that things are finally moving towards completion.
"On PC, you will notice a few things are different with this build. For example, the desktop watermark is now gone. This is because we're beginning to check in final code in preparation for releasing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to customers on August 2nd," she explained.
But there will be further builds delivered to the Windows Insider test community between now and then, and the task of evaluating the builds and delivering feedback is still vital.
"Remember, you guys play a big role in helping us decide which are the final bits that we ship globally," Sarkar said.
The usual set of fixes includes one for the PC build of Windows 10, where users of Microsoft's Surface Book system have reported that disconnecting from an external monitor set as the primary display might result in the Surface Book screen showing in portrait rather than landscape, and another in which websites caused a memory leak in the Edge browser and became unresponsive when the LastPass extension had been enabled.
Meanwhile, on the Mobile platform, Microsoft claimed to have improved the battery performance for users who tend to quickly turn the screen on and off in order to look at the Lock screen.
Another fix addresses a problem where notifications received with the screen off did not take into consideration the proximity sensor, resulting in the screen turning on to display the notification, potentially leading to accidental screen presses if the device is in the user's pocket.
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