Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17120 Available for PC
Microsoft today released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17120 to Insiders in the Fast ring. While the company is in the final stabilization phase of this rollout, the team is still adding new features. Last week’s Build 17115 introduced privacy setting improvements and today’s version brings updates to Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG). Microsoft also announced that it’s rolling out the next version, dubbed Spring Creators Update, in April.
Post Contents :-
- 0.1 Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) Improvements
- 0.2 Windows Mixed Reality
- 0.3 General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- 1 Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17115 Features and Improvements
Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) Improvements
The Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) Team has introduced new improvements for users to have a better experience with our upcoming release. We have combed through our user feedback and acted to ensure your needs are met. On top of significant performance improvements, we have added an ability to download documents highlighted below.
Performance improvements: The teams at Microsoft are constantly working to improve performance for our users. Windows Defender Application Guard is no different. In this upcoming feature update, you will notice an improvement in the launch time for Application Guard. We have made the start process lighter and faster, which will provide our users with a better experience when accessing Microsoft Edge in Windows Defender Application Guard.
Download files to the host: One of the items our users voiced was an inability to “download files from within WDAG” to the host. This created an inconsistent experience for Edge overall as downloaded files were stuck inside the container. In this release, users can turn on a feature to download files from their WDAG browsing session onto the host file system. This feature is available in the Windows 10 Enterprise edition and must be turned on. Once the feature is enabled, users will be able to download files into a folder created in their Downloads folder and open all files on the host.
How to enable and configure the Download to host feature:
- Latest Windows 10 Enterprise RS4 Builds.
- Windows Defender Application Guard feature is installed.
- Network isolation policies are configured.
1. Navigate to Local Group Policy Editor > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender Application Guard.
2. Select Allow files to download and save to the host operating system from Windows Defender Application Guard
3. Select Enabled and Apply
After this policy is enabled, you can download files from your Windows Defender Edge session to your Downloads folder. The files from Application Guard will be saved in a folder called “Untrusted files” nested inside the Downloads folder. This folder is created automatically when you first download a file from Application Guard after enabling the policy.
- This feature is off by default.
- Users will need to assess the files they downloaded and assume any risks of opening on the host.
We encourage you to try our new download feature and assess our improved launch performance. Your feedback and suggestion are important to us as we continue to improve our products. You can click here to open Feedback Hub to give feedback on WDAG.
Windows Mixed Reality
Earlier this week, we announced that Insiders can take a sneak peek at the latest features coming this spring to Windows Mixed Reality as of Build 17115. With this build, the Windows Mixed Reality Team would like to let you know about a few known issues as you try out the new Windows Mixed Reality features:
- We’re investigating reports of a performance regression for Windows Mixed Reality on hybrid laptops on this build.
- In some cases, the inbox apps will fail to load inside of Windows Mixed Reality and newly placed Holograms may be empty. Restarting Windows Mixed Reality should resolve both issues.
- Windows Mixed Reality will crash if you launch the Store from Movies & TV, and then close both apps.
- The ambient sound in Skyloft is louder than it should be.
- On laptops with hybrid GPUs the video doesn’t render for 360 videos rendered directly in the Edge app although you can still hear the sound.
- The 360 viewer fails to launch from the Store app when you click on the “Launch” button after installing the 360 Viewer Edge extension. To workaround manually launch Edge and then enable the 360 Viewer extension.
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
Here is the list of the other changes, improvements, and fixes to expect in this latest build:
- When a process in Task Manager is suspended, or has suspended child processes, you’ll now see an icon indicating as much in the Status column of the Processes tab.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the UAC dialog potentially not rendering correctly in the last few flights.
- We fixed an issue resulting in OneNote crashing when using touch to drag and drop elements in recent flights.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the touch keyboard crashing when focus was moved to certain password fields.
- We’ve improved the performance of Bluetooth mice when the system is under load.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the Amharic keyboard not working in Win32 apps.
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17115 Features and Improvements
Microsoft Today released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17115 (RS4) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This is yet another minor release, With flew bug fixes, new privacy settings layout (help users make the right privacy choices and offers two new settings for Inking & Typing and Find my device during the upgrade process ) with no known issues as of yet, so here is what you need to know.
According to a blog post shared by Microsoft with this windows insider preview build 17115 they have fixes issues with OneDrive, post-installation, apps, Windows Mixed Reality, and now the Microsoft Store app works as expected. In addition, starting with this flight, Microsoft is introducing an updated privacy experience to help users make the right privacy choices and offers two new settings for Inking & Typing and Find my device during the upgrade process.
New privacy settings layout on Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17115
“This new design conveys focused information help customers make focused choices about their privacy and offers two new settings for Inking & Typing and Find my device,” explained Marisa Rogers, Privacy Officer at Microsoft’s Windows & Devices Group. All Fast Ring Insiders should see the new privacy set up experience after installing the build, but Microsoft will actually test different setups: some Insiders will see a single screen layout with settings for speech recognition, Find my device and more.
Also there is a separate screen to enable improved inking and typing recognition. By enabling improved inking and typing, customers help us improve suggestion capabilities of applications and services running on Windows such as handwriting recognition, autocompletion, next word prediction and spelling correction in the many languages used by Windows customers.
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17115 Bug fixes
Here is a list of the other changes, improvements, and fixes to expect in this latest build:
- Fixed an issue where If you tried to open a file that was available online-only from OneDrive that hadn’t been previously downloaded to your PC (marked with a green checkmark in File Explorer), your PC could bugcheck (GSOD).
- Fixed an issue where post-install at the first user-prompted reboot or shutdown, a small number of devices experienced a scenario wherein the OS fails to load properly and might have entered a reboot loop state.
- Fixed an issue where the Microsoft Store might be completely broken or gone altogether after upgrading.
- Fixed an issue where when you denied Movies & TV access to your videos library (through the “Let Movies & TV access your videos library?” popup window or through Windows privacy settings), Movies & TV would crash when you navigated to the “Personal” tab.
- Fixed two issues impacting the usability of Windows Mixed Reality on the previous build (Windows Mixed Reality running at a very low frame rate (8-10fps), and a potential crash at startup that could cause Windows Mixed Reality to not work).
- Fixed an issue from recent flights resulting the Direct Messages section of Twitter.com potentially not rendering in Microsoft Edge.
- Fixed an issue from recent flights causing precision touchpads to periodically need a few tries to be able to move the mouse.
- Fixed an issue impacting the Italian touch keyboard layout where the period key would act as a delete key in UWP apps.
- Fixed an issue impacting the Czech touch keyboard layout where numbers on the &123 view couldn’t be inserted into UWP apps.
- Fixed an issue where you couldn’t use touch to interact with the Timeline scrollbar.
- Fixed an issue where a failed app update could result in that app becoming unpinned from the taskbar.
- Fixed an issue where the controls in the Focus Assist Settings subpages didn’t have accessible labels.
- Fixed an issue from the last few flights where after launching, minimizing, then closing UWP apps enough times, you would stop being able to launch UWP apps.
According to today’s post, there are no known issues with this build, however, she encourages you to leave any issues in the Feedback Hub. Still, be sure to read the official Microsoft post to get a full list of all new features, known issues, and developer notes.