Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 20270

Microsoft today is releasing windows 10 preview build 20270 to Insiders in the Dev Channel. Here’s a look at what’s new.

Microsoft today is releasing Windows 10 preview build 20270 to Insiders in the Dev Channel. This build follows up the previous one, build 20262. There are a few front-facing features in today’s build namely to Cortana. There is, of course, a list of fixes and improvements, too. Here’s a look at what you can expect.

Windows 10 Preview Build 20270

While Cortana has been separated from Windows Search, it continues to receive updates. According to the release:

Enterprise users, who sign into Cortana with their corporate credentials (e.g., AAD) can search for files saved on OneDrive For Business and SharePoint along with files saved locally on their PCs (this setting is at Settings > Search > Searching Windows). Users using Microsoft account (e.g., ending with or can use Cortana to find files saved on their PCs.

This is the list of changes and improvements in this build:

  • The new “Advanced View” checkbox in Optimize Drives is now up and running and checking it will display volumes previously not visible in this window (for example system and recovery partitions).
  • Using the touch keyboard in a portrait posture on a 2-in-1 touch device now supports split keyboard mode. (This was released to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel as part of the recent Windows Feature Experience Pack update.)

And this is the list of fixes included in today’s release:

  • We fixed an issue resulting in some dialogs, such as Properties, displaying black text on dark backgrounds in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in certain apps unexpectedly closing when clicking the Maximize button in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in printers with Japanese characters in their names not displaying correctly in Printers & Scanners Settings.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in some delay logging into your PC on devices with a large number of users.

Keep in mind 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.

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