Hello my Windows Insiders!

I'm at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) this week to meet partners and customers to understand the needs of their businesses and brands. Yesterday I gave a talk about what I have learned about my first 41 days about being the Insider lead and what I envision for the future of the program. Nothing should be a surprise for you, my Insiders. We are all about education and empowerment to transform every industry with our tech skills in the next decade. The audience had quite a few questions about how to engage their own customers in different industries (autos, medical, construction) and I learned quite a bit about how these industries differ from tech. It got me thinking about how to help these leaders build fans-as-part-of-product programs like ours. You can find the audio and slides from the talk here.  

In build news, today we are releasing Build 14388 for both PC and Mobile to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build has 44 new fixes in it including a bunch of fixes to improvement reliability and battery life and improvements to accessibility. A few of the most notable fixes are listed below. 

Improvements and fixes for PC

  • We have updated the Store to version 11606.1001.39 with bug fixes. 
  • We fixed an issue where Narrator keyboard shortcuts would not work after locking your PC and then logging back in and going to your desktop. 
  • We fixed an issue where Narrator would not read the date and time under Settings > Time & language > Date & time.
  • We fixed a TPM driver crash that could result in the device bug-checking (bluescreen) and rebooting.

Improvements and fixes for Mobile

  • We have updated the Store to version 11606.1001.39 with bug fixes. 
  • We fixed the issue causing the keyboard to not show up consistently for InPrivate mode on Microsoft Edge. 
  • We fixed an issue that could result in an app getting into a state after being suspended where it would be unable to launch until rebooting the device. 

We're getting down to the wire, my Insiders. Thank you for your dedication this past weekend and every day. 

Keep hustling,

Dona <3