Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Windows 10 Build 17682 (RS5) new features and change log details

Today (31/05/2018), Microsoft released Windows 10 build 17682 for Insiders on the Fast ring and Skip Ahead. With a few new features and a slew of improvements over the previous build. According to Microsoft Windows 10 Build 17682 introduces improvements to Sets, updates to the wireless projection experience, Microsoft Edge improvements, adds RSAT to the optional features, and displays a new post-upgrade screen showing various features that can be setup. In addition, the out-of-box experience (OOBE) has been updated to help users configure new features, such as Windows Hello, link your phone to your PC, Timeline, OneDrive, and Office.

Download Windows 10 Build 17682

The latest Preview build 17682 is currently available for download ( through the Fast ring and Skip Ahead for PCs ) and you can get the same by going to Settings>Update & Security>Windows Update>Check for Update.

Windows 10 Build 17682
Windows 10 Build 17682

Windows 10 Build 17682 (RS5) new features

Here we have collected a brief of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17682 ( Redstone 5 ) new features and changelog details. You can read the entire release notes on Microsoft blog post.

Sets Improvements

Starting with Windows 10 build 17682, The Sets UI experience has been updated to make it more obvious that you can use this page to launch applications. Also, the new tab page displays the all apps list so you can quickly start any app, instead of having to open the Start menu.

As Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar and Brandon LeBlanc note: “When you click the plus button in a Sets window, you will now see apps included in your frequent destinations list. You’ll also find that we’ve integrated the all apps list into this page so you can browse your apps, rather than just using the search box apps that support Sets will launch into a tab when clicked.”

Sets Improvements
Image Source: microsoft Sets Improvements

Updated wireless projection experience

If you are using wireless projection, Windows will now display a control banner similar to the one in Remote Desktop that allows you to manage the wireless projection experience. Using this banner you can disconnect or configure various modes depending on what you are projecting. The new modes are “Gaming”, “Video”, and “Productivity”, which adjusts the latency based on what is being projected.

Clicking the gear button allows you to optimize the screen latency depending on mode you’re using:

  • Game mode — minimizes the screen to screen latency to make gaming over a wireless connection possible.
  • Video mode — increases the screen to screen latency to ensure the video on the big screen plays back smoothly and without glitching.
  • Productivity modes — strikes a good balance between game mode and video mode where the screen to screen latency is responsive enough that typing feels natural, while ensuring videos don’t glitch frequently.
Updated wireless projection experience
Image Source: microsoft Updated wireless projection experience

Microsoft Edge Improvements

With Windows 10 Build 17682 The Edge browser finally supports the new Web Authentication API (a.k.a. WebAuthN)  which provides a scalable, and interoperable solution for authentication. As Microsoft Explains :

Web Authentication provides an open, scalable, and interoperable solution to facilitate authentication, which replaces passwords with stronger hardware-bound credentials. The implementation in Microsoft Edge allows users to use Windows Hello (via PIN or biometrics) and external authenticators like FIDO2 Security Keys or FIDO U2F Security Keys, to securely authenticate to websites. We’ll have more to share about Web Authentication in Microsoft Edge soon!

RSAT included in optional features

Means After an upgrade, you no longer need to download the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) very time you upgrade. You can instead install it through the “Manage Optional Features” screen.  From there you can install various RSAT components. Pick the ones you want, and the next time you upgrade Windows will automatically ensure all those components persist the upgrade (just like any of our other on-demand features, like speech resources or OpenSSH).

Post-update setup

Specifically, for older devices, starting with the Redstone 5 update, you’ll now get a post-upgrade out-of-box experience to finish setting app new features that were not available the first time your setup Windows 10. The experience allows you to configure new features, such as Windows Hello, Office, OneDrive, Timeline, and link your phone to your PC. Of course, you can always click the Skip for now button to go straight to the desktop.

Post-update setup
Image Source: microsoft Post-update setup\

Other changes

Alongside the new features and changes, build 17682 brings other minor improvements. For example, Screen snipping (Windows key + Shift + S, or other entry points) will now default to rectangular snipping, and your most recent mode selection (rectangular or freeform) is preserved across invocations.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • We fixed the issue for Windows Insider Program for Business folks where PCs using AAD accounts to receive new flights (via Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program) where they would see a “Fix me” option presented and couldn’t to receive the latest flights.
  • We’re experimenting with adding tips and suggestions to the Settings homepage. If you see one of these, you can choose to opt out by clicking the “…” in the top corner.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some apps missing pinned and recent items when you right-clicked their icons in the taskbar.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in File Explorer showing blank/generic icons for any file type associated with a UWP app.
  • We fixed an issue where Alt + Tab would sometimes unexpectedly have duplicate entries for app windows in recent flights.
  • We fixed a crash when asking Cortana to play any music in recent flights. This issue also impacted the ability to launch apps using voice commands.
  • We fixed an issue where if the taskbar jump list didn’t show (for example if you clicked away before it finished launching), the next time you watched a video full screen the taskbar would unexpectedly appear on top of the video.
  • We fixed an issue where you couldn’t scroll to the end of the clipboard items list (WIN + V) using mouse wheel/touchpad.
  • We fixed an issue where the wallpaper and app preview thumbnails were unexpectedly flipped when using Task View in Arabic or other bidirectional display languages.
  • Screen snipping (WIN + Shift + S, or other entry points) will now default to rectangular snipping. Your most recent mode selection (rectangular or freeform) is preserved across invocations, so you may not notice a change if you have already been using this experience.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the “Add a feature” page in Settings not finding any features in the last few builds.
  • We fixed an issue where text written using OTF fonts wouldn’t show up when printed.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some apps failing to launch recently with application error 0xc0000005 when certain antivirus software programs were installed.
  • We fixed an issue impacting certain touch-capable devices where all Bluetooth accessories would periodically stop working until the screen was touched.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some explorer.exe hangs when using Remote Desktop, projecting your screen, or having multiple monitors in recent flights. This issue may also have led to Microsoft Edge hangs.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in multiple Win32 apps and system components becoming unresponsive after waking from sleep in the last two flights.

Known issues

  • We’re working on adding dark theme in File Explorer and the Common File Dialog, but we still have some things to do. You may see some unexpectedly light colors in these surfaces when in dark mode.
  • After updating to this build, Mixed Reality Portal will reinstall the Mixed Reality Software and environment settings will not be preserved. If you need your Mixed Reality home experience to persist, we recommend skipping this build until these issues are fixed.
  • Some Insiders may find increased reliability and performance issues when launching Start on this build. We’re investigating.
  • Some Insiders may experience some bugchecks (GSOD) on this build with “Critical Process Died” error.
  • If you have a Surface Studio, it will fail to update to this build with a “Your PC hardware is not supported on this version of Windows 10” error.

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