Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17115

Microsoft is getting closer to the new feature release expected this Spring and today released the latest Insider Preview Build 17115.

Microsoft today released Window 10 Insider Preview Build 17115 to Insiders in the Fast ring. New builds are rolling out to Insiders at a more rapid pace as the company puts the finishing touches and gears up for the next major release to everyone this spring. There are no new major features to report in this build but there are changes to privacy settings that are rolling out to Insiders in A-B testing.

Privacy Setting Improvements

Microsoft exec Marisa Rogers today announced that today’s build will include new settings for the Inking & Typing and Find My Device features. “For our Windows Insiders who install today’s build, they’ll be able to experience this new set up for the first time. Not everyone will experience the same setup, however. For example, some will review their settings through a single screen set up where selections such as ‘Find My Device’ and’ Inking & typing’ are independent,” writes Rogers.

This will provide users more control over the data that’s sent to Microsoft for handwriting, autocomplete, word prediction, and more. Some Insiders will see all privacy options on a single screen like in the example below.

And some will see a series of seven screens that walk the user through the privacy settings.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17115

Here is a list of the other changes, improvements, and fixes to expect in this latest build:

  • We 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).
  • We 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.
  • We fixed an issue where the Microsoft Store might be completely broken or gone altogether after upgrading.
  • We 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.
  • We 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).
  • We fixed an issue from recent flights resulting the Direct Messages section of potentially not rendering in Microsoft Edge.
  • We fixed an issue from recent flights causing precision touchpads to periodically need a few tries to be able to move the mouse.
  • We fixed an issue impacting the Italian touch keyboard layout where the period key would act as a delete key in UWP apps.
  • We fixed an issue impacting the Czech touch keyboard layout where numbers on the &123 view couldn’t be inserted into UWP apps.
  • We fixed an issue where you couldn’t use touch to interact with the Timeline scrollbar.
  • We fixed an issue where a failed app update could result in that app becoming unpinned from the taskbar.
  • We fixed an issue where the controls in the Focus Assist Settings subpages didn’t have accessible labels.
  • We 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.

If you are running this latest update, let us know how things are going with this latest build. Leave a comment below, or for further discussions, check out our Windows 10 Forums.

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