Windows 10 Insider build 14955 brings Narrator improvements, new Outlook Mail functionality

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Microsoft released the latest update for Windows 10 Insiders in the Fast Lane today, build 14955. The newest build looks like it’s more aimed at fixing what’s been broken than introducing new features and functionality. Simply put, the “What’s New” section is rather light this time around.

Here’s everything that’s new in Windows 10 Insider Build 14955, at least according to this build’s blog post:

Outlook Mail & Calendar Update (PC & Mobile): We have updated the Outlook Mail and Calendar apps to 17.7466.4062x.0.. This update introduces a few new things for you to check out:

  • You can now open email messages in a new window.
  • You can now use Quick Actions directly from new email notifications.
  • Get someone’s attention with @mentions. Type the @ symbol anywhere in the body of your email and start typing to pick the person you want to address.

Context Awareness in Narrator (PC): As you navigate around, you can be notified about different groups or other areas you move to, such as groups in the Office ribbon. To configure the amount of context you hear, cycle through options with ALT + Caps Lock + /. To change whether the context is read before the item with focus or after, use CTRL + Caps Lock + /. To check the context at any point. Press Caps Lock + D twice.

What’s interesting is that the Outlook Mail functionality was actually introduced in an app update earlier this morning, and so it’s not actually new to this build. In any event, go update and then let us know if you come across anything else that’s new.