Microsoft today announced the availability of Insider Preview Build 16241 for PC and Build 15230 for Mobile for Insiders in the Fast ring. This latest build includes improvements to existing features and some new ones, too.
Windows 10 Preview Build 16241
Windows Insider program leader Dona Sarkar posted the new features in a blog post on Thursday. Here’s a look at what you can expect.
Windows Shell Improvements. These include the ability to recover your PIN or Password from the lock screen. Refined Acrylic Material which is a new look of the user interface which you can see below. The Acrylic Material will show up in any XAML based UI and apps and will be seen in this build (16241) and higher.
Task Manager Improvements. There are design changes to the GPU section of the Performance tab. The GPU name is now shown on the left side of the tab. A new multi-engine view that shows GPU engines. You can see charts for 3D, Copy, Video Encode and decode engines. You can also see the total GPU memory at the bottom of the Performance tab. Also, Direct X version contains the highest supported DX feature level. And improved Microsoft Edge processes are labeled in Task Manager.
Delivery Optimization Advanced Options. This improves downloaded content from Windows Update and the Windows Store and makes it faster and more reliable. There is a new Delivery Optimization Advanced Options page which you can find by heading to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced options > Delivery Optimization.
Activity Monitor. Allows you to see the overall bandwidth used in the downloading of Store apps and Windows Updates. It will display the amount of data coming from other PCs on your network and from the Internet.
Linux in the Windows Store. Ubuntu Linux from Canonical is now available in the Windows Store and can be installed on any Windows 10 Insider Preview starting with Build 16215 and above. For more on Ubuntu and Windows 10 check out this blog post.
Other things in this Windows 10 build that have been improved is Gaming options and a ton of Mixed Reality improvements have been included.
Of course, there are plenty of other changes, improvements, and fixes in this new build as well as known issues. For a look at everything (including Mobile changes) check out the full changelog.
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