Try the Windows 10 Anniversary Update before it's released


Microsoft showed off some fancy new Windows 10 features at its Build developer conference last week, and now we’re just starting to see them slowly trickle out in the latest Insider build.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316 brings a heap of updates and new features.

One of the most prominent is Bash, Linux’s native coding environment. With it users can create programs and code in the Linux environment from the comfort of the Windows C-prompt … er, window.

Cortana on the mind

Microsoft has also further extended Cortana’s reach to push notifications from non-Windows devices to the PC.

For example, if users have the corresponding app loaded on their Android phone and they’ve nearly exhausted its battery life, a notification prompting you to charge it before your next meeting will pop up on your PC.

And if users misplace their phone, they’ll be able to ask Microsoft’s digital assistant to activate the device’s location services and call the phone as well.

On top of locating your phone, whenever you ask Cortana for directions, you can push the same instructions to your phone.