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Windows 10 build 18305 introduced new Windows Sandbox (new lightweight desktop environment)

As a Part of the 19H1 development branch Today Microsoft released Windows 10 build 18305 for Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring with several new features and changes. As per the Microsoft Insider blog, the latest  Windows 10 19H1 Preview build 18305 introduces a new default Start layout for new devices, new user accounts, and clean installs. Windows Sandbox experience preview to safely run untrusted applications, password-less authentication, Task Manager changes, and much more.

Download Windows 10 build 18305

If your device enrolled for Windows Insider program in the Fast ring, Windows 10 19H1 Build 18305 Automatically Download and install via windows update. Also, you can manually update to this build 18305 from Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update and then checking for new updates.

Download Windows 10 build 18305

What’s new Windows 10 build 18305

Microsoft continues to improve the Start menu and now with windows 10 build 18305, The start menu provides a more simplified layout that will appear on new installations and new accounts. Microsoft says on their official blog:

“The new layout has been simplified into a sleek one column design with reduced top-level tiles. For the IT admins out there, don’t worry, commercial and education customers will also see a simplified layout tailored to these scenarios,” 

simplified Start layout

With the latest Windows 10 preview build 18305 Microsoft has released a new lightweight desktop environment feature called Windows Sandbox that lets you run files in a secure desktop environment, to protect your computer from malware. So that any changes made to the Windows Sandbox will be discarded when the Sandbox is closed and will have no effect on a user’s normal Windows install.

The company states uses need to manually install/enable Windows Sandbox, from Settings > Apps > Apps & Features > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features on or off, and then select Enable Windows Sandbox

And you can start Windows Sandbox environment, from the Start menu, enter Windows Sandbox and then select it.

Windows Sandbox

Microsoft has also updated the Protection History experience to give more information and details about what has been detected and how to protect yourself, information about blocked folder by Controlled Folder Access, and detections from Windows Defender Offline scanning tool. Also, there is a new Tamper Protection setting in Windows Defender with protection against changes made to key security features.

Microsoft is continuing to move forward with a “password-less” sign in experience and streamlined Windows Hello PIN reset. There is also more emojis, an improved Settings homepage, and a lot more.

Also file explorer tweaked with a new default date format, called friendly dates that show dates in a conversational format. For example, “5 hours ago,” instead of “12/24/2018 1:15 PM.”

Windows 10 clipboard experience interface is getting updates to optimize the design for text snippets making each entry smaller to see more content.

There are also several known issues and other smaller improvements in this build, and you can check them here.

As usual, these builds have bugs and are not 100% developed. We recommend that you do not install it on equipment that you use on a day-to-day basis. It is more advisable to try slow ring bugs.

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