Microsoft has recently released Windows 10 Build 10586 to Windows Insiders and it is the TH2 RTM or second major Windows 10 public update release slated to arrive after the first TH1 RTM public release Build 10240, that Windows 10 users are currently running worldwide. In this article we are covering all the changes that TH2 Build 10586 brings over the TH1 Build 10240. Build 10586 may start hitting Windows 10 running PCs and Tablets starting November 12, as per some of the rumors. It may be simply called November Refresh update by Microsoft.
Windows 10 TH2 Build 10586 Changelog
Colored Title Bars:
The Title Bars got the chosen theme color in earlier builds too, but it is darker in this build.
Easier account add options:
It is much easier to add accounts for Email, Calendar and contacts from “your email and accouters” page now.
Text, apps and other item size change Slider:
This slider lets you change size of text and app’s Live Tiles. You can fit more tiles and even more action buttons by moving the slider.
Apps can be installed to Removable storage now. The option is now available with the Build 10565.
Offline Maps on removable storage:
Offline Maps should be able to be download on MicroSD card soon as revealed by the option.
Find my device:
The option is now present with Build 10565. You can choose whether your device’s location can be saved periodically.
Enhanced Activation option:
The activation option used for your device is now mentioned on “activation” page. Now you can even use Windows 7 and Windows 8 product Key for activation.
Microsoft Edge enhancements:
Favorites can be synced now. Also check the Tab Preview (just hover over other tab) in second screenshot.
You can now cast media to another device from Microsoft Edge using the option “Cast media to device”.
Ring Selection Slider:
A new Insider Preview Ring selection Slider is there.
Skype integration to messaging & Video:
New messaging app brings Skype integration & Skype Video apps. Now you can use Skype directly from messaging app and also place call by using Skype Video from Phone and Messaging app itself.
Cortana Enhancements & Availability in more markets:
Cortana is now also available in Japan, Australia, and Canada and India (in English) with features and experiences customized for each market.
You can now notice “Missed Call notifications” and “Devices Search History” as new options in Cortana settings. It seems with future Windows 10 Mobile builds one may be able to receive missed call notifications and even send SMS using Cortana. Cortana has a bit of change in UI too.
Both the Live Tiles context sensitive menus and File Explorer jump lists have undergone changes and now sport new design and look. File explore jump lists have new options like “More”.
New default printer option:
Check the new “Let Windows manage my default printer” option in “Printers & Scanners”.
New revamped icons appear everywhere.
Colored Taskbar Icons are gone:
The colored icons like “Store” seen in earlier builds are gone in this build.
Tablet Mode looks sleeker:
Improvements to Start (More Tiles):
The default for tile groups on Start is to have 3 columns of medium sized tiles, but those who wanted the ability to have a 4th column as well, so they could have two wide or large sized tiles side by side in a group. In this build, you can enable this by going to the Settings app > Personalization > Start and enabling “Show more tiles”. And for the Insiders that want more than 512 tiles on Start; we now support up to 2048.
Improvements to Tablet mode:
When in Tablet mode, from Task View you can now snap apps to left and right, replace a previously snapped app with another (teeter) and swipe down to close an app.
Turn off the Windows background picture in the sign-in screen:
You can now turn off the Windows background picture in the sign-in screen if you want by going to the Settings app > Personalization > Lock screen and turning off “Show Windows background picture on the sign-in screen”.
Object RTC in Microsoft Edge:
For developers, this build also includes a preview of Object RTC in Microsoft Edge. The ORTC APIs enable real-time audio and video communications directly inside Microsoft Edge without the need to install any plugins. You can learn more about how ORTC will work with Skype and Skype for Business over at the Skype blog, and developers can learn more about using these APIs at the Microsoft Edge Dev Blog.
Text input panel improvements:
The text input panel now expands as you write to provide more space in Latin languages. The text input panel also no longer opens automatically when you are not in tablet mode or have an external Surface keyboard attached. Additional punctuation support has been added to the suggestions bar to make entering punctuation characters easier. Lastly, improvements have been made to help the suggestions be more relevant.
Context Sensitive Menu for Live Tiles has a changed new look as can be seen in the screenshot below.
Windows Store shows updated and new downloads queued separately.
Email & Call history now available in Privacy settings:
Windows Spotlight makes a comeback:
The feature has made a comeback and is available for only Pro versions of Windows 10.
Resize a snapped Window settings toggle:
The cool new multitasking feature is enabled via a toggle in Multitasking settings.
You can now change Microsoft account for receiving Insider Builds:
I have personally configured more than one Microsoft account for troubleshooting issues related to Insider Builds. Good to see that Microsoft is now offering this option natively.
Microsoft Edge has even better HTML5 score:
Nested Vitualization Support:
This feature allows you to run Hyper-V in a virtual machine (note that this is Hyper-V on Hyper-V only… other hypervisors will fail).