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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14986 for PC Adds Alexa-like Features to Cortana

If you’re the owner of any of the Alexa-enabled devices from Amazon, the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build for PC (14986) is sure to please. Cortana gets the following familiar features:

  • Turn off your computer, change volume with voice commands
  • Use Cortana to control music playback on more of your favorite music apps
  • Added support for “What’s Playing”


Additionally, Microsoft is highlighting the following in this new build:

  • Enterprise Cloud Printing
  • Windows Game Bar improved full-screen support
  • Resume previous screen sketches
  • Updated Ink Flyout Visuals
  • Finer control over ruler rotation
  • New Extensions in Microsoft Edge
  • Updated Rendering Technology
  • Narrator has a new feature to give you additional information about fonts, colors, line spacing, margins and more
  • The default level for a Narrator feature called Context Awareness is now set to 2
  • New Windows Defender dashboard
  • Registry Editor improvements
  • The USB Audio 2 Class Driver
  • Involving you more when specifying a time to update
  • Making it easier to free up space for upgrading

To see the full list and make sure you’re aware of all the things that don’t work in this build, see: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14986 for PC

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