Microsoft today released Windows 10 preview build 20221 to Insiders in the Dev Channel. Today’s release contains a couple of new features as well as a list of changes, improvements, and overall fixes to the OS. Here’s a look at what you can expect.
Windows 10 Preview Build 20221
One of the new features in this latest build is Meet Now in Skype. It lets you connect with anyone in as little as two clicks for free and each call can last up to 24 hours. “Today, we’re excited to share that we are extending this capability in Windows 10 by bringing Meet Now right to the taskbar. You can now easily set up a video call and reach friends and family in an instant by clicking on the Meet Now icon in the notification area (system tray) of the taskbar in Windows 10. No sign ups or downloads needed.”
Here is the list of changes and improvements contained in today’s build:
- As some Insiders may have noticed, we’re adding a notification to let you know when an app registers to run at startup (Settings > Apps > Startup Apps).
- With most of the launches of the People app coming directly from within the Mail and Calendar apps in Windows 10, the People app no longer appears as a standalone app in Start. It remains as an inbox app and can be launched to manage your contacts from the button in the Mail and Calendar apps.
And here is the list of fixes:
- We fixed an issue where the new Manage Disks and Volumes section in Settings wasn’t blocking the ability to change the drive letter of the system volume.
- We fixed an issue that could result in Start menu, and Action Center being totally transparent when certain apps were open in the background.
- We fixed an issue that could result in a crash when opening the Power menu in Start while running Magnifier at a high zoom level.
- We fixed an issue that could result in a virtual desktop thumbnail in Task View showing an empty desktop even after moving an app over to that desktop.
- We fixed an issue when typing with an IME into text fields in certain apps that could result in input no longer being accepted.
- We fixed an issue that could result in the Chinese Pinyin IME candidate pane getting stuck on the first letter when typing into certain games.
- We fixed an issue that could result in Windows Update getting stuck at “Downloading – 0%” for a long time.
- We fixed seeing generic errors when using wsl –install in the Windows Subsystem for Linux.
- We fixed a bug where the Linux kernel would not be installed when using wsl –install in the Windows Subsystem for Linux.
Remember that Insider builds are meant for coders, IT admins, and Windows 10 enthusiasts who want to test new features and submit feedback to Microsoft.
These builds are not meant for inexperienced users. They are also not meant to run on your primary production machine. Insider builds contain many known stability issues that can cause your system to become unstable or even crash.
For more on this build’s full list of changes, known issues, and workarounds make sure to read Microsoft’s full blog post.