Microsoft yesterday released a new build to the Xbox insiders in both Preview Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha Ring. The new update brings a new feature which basically enables you to play with a new Mini Keyboard. Otherwise, there are bunch noteworthy fixes. You can read the official changelog below.

New Features:

 Mini Keyboard

  • We are flighting a new Mini Keyboard and would love your feedback.  If you prefer or require the bigger keyboard for accessibility, it is still available in Settings -> Ease of Access -> Magnifier -> Larger Keyboard. This mini keyboard floats over the UI, so will position itself smartly around text boxes. If you see any positioning or general issues, please file bugs with as much detail as possible (app you were using, screenshot etc.) as we deliberately have minimal logging around text entry for privacy reasons.  Keep an eye out for a quest and survey!



  • Framework enhancements to the messaging system to support future feature work.

My Games and Apps

  • Fixes to FastStart Update not reporting progress correctly.
  • Fixes to certain apps and games to resolve the launch error with error code 0xD0000189 when launching.


  • Updated Wi-Fi drivers.

 System – Home

  • Optimization fixes to content blocks on home.
  • Localization fixes.


Known Issues:

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.


  • We are aware that when accessing messages in the guide the tab UI is not correct.

My Games and Apps:

  • We are tracking an issue with Borderlands 2 DLC not being recognized as owned with valid entitlement


  • We are aware of an issue with skype that when a user clicks on a conversation and/or pressing X to start a video call seem to freeze and eventually crash skype.