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Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17686 now rolling out to fast ring Insiders

A new Windows 10 RedStone 5 build is rolling out to those registered as Windows Insiders. The new build, Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17686, is now available as update for Insiders of Fast ring as well as those who opted for Skip Ahead.

The new build 17686 adds in a lot of improvements and new usability features, ranging from Localisation to Privacy settings. This build also contains few improvements to Windows Mixed Reality. Below is the full changelog.

 

Here’s What’s new in Build 17686 (via Microsoft):

Improved Local Experience

We have introduced a new Region page that allows overrides to default regional format settings such as Calendar, First day of the week, Dates, Times, and Currency. Please go to Settings App – Time & Language – Region and give it a try.

Region Page in Settings app.

Local Experience Packs are Microsoft Store apps that deliver Windows display language quality improvements. You can now access them easily via the Settings App. Please go to Settings App – Time & Language – Language. Once here click on Add a Windows display language with Local Experience Packs link to download a Local Experience Pack from the Microsoft Store and start enjoying Windows in your preferred language.

Acquire Local Experience Packs from Settings app’s Language page.

Privacy Improvements

We wanted to let you know that if access to the microphone has been disabled in your privacy settings, we’ll now pop a notification the first time an attempt to use the microphone is blocked so you can review the settings if desired.

Notification showing “Your privacy settings blocked access to the microphone. Review these privacy settings”.

Windows Mixed Reality Improvements

This build includes several improvements for Windows Mixed Reality users:

  • This build no longer requires a physical monitor to be connected while running Mixed Reality in cases such as backpack PCs. Setting up WMR for the first time in Mixed Reality Portal and unlocking the PC on the sign in screen still, require a monitor to be connected initially. However, you can configure auto login to prevent needing to sign in for subsequent usage here. Using Windows Mixed Reality while standing requires setting up a room boundary.
  • Apps running in Windows Mixed Reality can now make use of the Camera Capture UI API to capture images of the mixed reality world using the system capture experience. Try running Mail in the Cliff House and inserting an image from your camera in a new message to share an image of the scenic view.
  • We’ve also made some adjustments to the mixed reality video capture experience in this build to make it easier to stop videos from the Start menu.

Skip Ahead is practically Fast ring now since RedStone 4 has been released to the general users. It would be wise for Skip Ahead insiders to switch to fast ring now, as it would stay the same as fast ring until Microsoft decides to release RedStone 6 to Insiders.

Source MS Blog
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