Build 14986 Brings New Features For Edge And Web Platform

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 build 14986 a few hours ago, and boy does is come loaded with features. One of the biggest builds yet is full of enhancements large and small, for the OS and the apps.

From enhancements to Windows Hello facial recognition to updates to the taskbar, and plenty of improvements for Asian users.

Along with that, though, the company has also made a number of enhancement to its Edge browser and the web platform in this latest release. Enhancements that it aptly detailed in the changelog, which may primarily interest developers, though there are welcome additions for users too.

Starting with three new extensions, namely Ebates Cash Back, Intel TrueKey and Read & Write.

These can be downloaded from the Windows Store like regular applications, and expand the extensions portfolio of the fledgling web browser with some quality additions.

As for the web platform, the software titan added support for Brotli compressed data format and individual transform syntax for CSS transforms. Also implemented is partial support for CSS Custom Properties.

There is also an update for MS-prefixed FIDO 2.0 implementation that aligns it with the latest W3C Web Authentication specifications.

DOM performance has been improved, along with a few other additions in this area, while Async is now on by default and Core platform support for Fetch abstraction is now available.

Deeply technical stuff?

You bet.

There are also a few simpler developer features, and this include console filter settings that will persist for buttons and context menu, and improved ES6 Modules debugging experience. To round it all off, Microsoft fixed an issue that prevented attaching the F12 Developer Tools to Windows web apps.

Check out the link above for the complete details on these addition, and download the extensions if you are a regular user of Edge to take them for a spin.

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  1. Cannot download and install Build 14986 error 0x80240031. Went to Feedback Hub and many users reporting this error. Hope for a fix soon, this is happening on both my laptops.


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