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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17723 and Build 18204 available

by John Bhatt
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Microsoft has started working in next build of Windows. While the current update which is codenamed RS5_CHANNEL is about to finalize, Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17723 from RS5 branch is released.

Along with this, Microsoft has released RS6 channel or RS_PRERELEASE channel. RS6 channel is codenamed 19H1 currently which we can decode as First Half Update of 2019.

New Features in Build 17723 & Build 18204

Mixed Reality Flashlight

Mixed Reality in Windows 10 Insider Preview - Build 17723 / 18204

Mixed Reality in Windows 10 Insider Preview – Build 17723 / 18204 / © Microsoft

Microsoft Edge Improvement

  1. RSS Filter Expired
  2. New Group Policies

Emoji 11 Launch

Time Accuracy and Improvement

Improved Kiosk Setup Experience

Other Improvements

  • We fixed an issue resulting in the “…” menu not working in multiple apps (including Microsoft Store, Photos, and Screen Sketch) where clicking on any of the items would just make the menu dismiss.
  • Fixed an issue where in certain cases on PCs with multiple monitors, all the windows might have appeared shifted “up” and mouse input going to the wrong location.
  • We fixed an issue where SNMP and the Windows Event Log service might start using an unexpectedly high amount of CPU in the last flight.
  • Fixed the issue with Windows Defender Application Guard no longer working after installing the Build 17713.1002 Cumulative Update.
  • We fixed an issue from the last flight where upon rebooting in order to start upgrading to the build, the system would boot back into the current build rather than the new one.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in upgrades to the previous build failing with error 0x8007001f.

Known Issues

  • The clock & calendar flyout may not appear until bringing up Start or Action Center (and then they will both appear at the same time). This same issue may also result in notifications not appearing until Start or Action Center is opened.
  • We’re progressing in our work on adding dark theme in File Explorer and the Common File Dialog – you’ll notice improvements in this build, although we still have a few things left to do. You may see some unexpectedly light colors in these surfaces when in dark mode and/or dark on dark text.
  • When you upgrade to this build you’ll find that the taskbar flyouts (network, volume, etc) no longer have an acrylic background.
  • While you use the Ease of Access Make Text bigger setting, you might see text clipping issues, or find that text is not increasing in size everywhere.
  • When you set up Microsoft Edge as your kiosk app and configure the start/new tab page URL from assigned access Settings. Microsoft Edge may not get launched with the configured URL. The fix for this issue should be included in the next flight.
  • On Build 17723 (but not Build 18204), you may see the notification count icon overlapping with the extension icon in the Microsoft Edge toolbar when an extension has unread notifications.

You can read full announcement and features and bugs in these builds here.

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