When Microsoft rolled out the earlier Home windows 10 Redstone three construct to Insiders (Construct 16193), it appeared as if the brand new Story Remix function was going to be included. Nonetheless, it seems the software program big had different plans, and solely made it obtainable to a choose group of testers (of which I’m fortunate sufficient to be one).

Microsoft says that the “giant majority of Home windows Insiders within the Quick ring ought to have Story Remix proper now”, nevertheless, and you’ll examine by launching the Images app which it’s a part of. (If it isn’t there, and also you wish to attempt it, you possibly can request entry by sending an e mail to PhotosPreviewProgram@microsoft.com.) There’s no such confusion with this week’s new launch, Construct 16199, as everybody can attempt all the new options as we speak — and there are fairly few of these.

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First up, there’s a brand new emotive expertise within the My Folks app. This allows you to see animated emoji out of your pinned contacts on the taskbar. Badging has been launched too, so you possibly can see any missed/unread messages out of your contacts at a look. There are additionally now two methods to share recordsdata with folks — drag and drop an merchandise onto somebody in your taskbar, and you’ll compose an e mail to them, or ship the file to that particular person by way of the share picker.


This new construct additionally introduces improved sport settings, equivalent to the choice to broadcast utilizing game-only audio, and ‘Audio settings’ within the Recreation bar is now known as ‘Recreation DVR’.

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There have been a pair tweaks made to Settings too. Go to About and also you’ll see a brand new Well being part. There are additionally ideas and movies beginning to seem throughout Settings.

Narrator suggestions has been streamlined, and Cortana can now show incoming name notifications from Android gadgets. Offered you might have the Cortana app in your cellphone.

As well as, Storage Sense’s talents have been expanded on this new construct. Now you can select to routinely clear up recordsdata which were unchanged in your Downloads folder for 30 days.

Different modifications, enhancements, and fixes for PC embrace:

  • Home windows Defender Utility Guard (WDAG) will now work as anticipated on touch-enabled PCs.
  • [DEVELOPERS] The XAML designer in Visible Studio 2017 hits an error inflicting a squiggle error beneath ThemeResource references to XAML’s generic.xaml assets. Please replace to the most recent model of Visible Studio 2017 Preview (Model 15.three — 26510.00) or later. If Visible Studio 2017 Preview is already put in, customers can replace by beginning the Visible Studio Installer, and clicking the Replace button. You’ll be able to affirm you might have the appropriate construct of Visible Studio Preview by going to Assist > About to substantiate you’re on Model 15.three (26510.Zero-Preview) or later.
  • Mounted a problem leading to many Win32 apps not launching if sure third celebration antivirus applications had been lively previous to upgrading.
  • Up to date Home windows Defender Safety Middle in order to now not flag disabled drivers as points. Microsoft has additionally adjusted the well being scan logic in order that utilizing most brightness when related to AC energy is not going to flag a warning.
  • On account of low utilization, the choice has been taken to take away the Word fast motion.
  • Going ahead from this construct the state of rotation lock shall be preserved throughout upgrades.
  • Mounted a problem leading to colour profiles being ignored after launching sure fullscreen video games.
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Identified points for PC embrace:

  • Some Insiders have reported seeing this error “Some updates had been cancelled. We’ll preserve attempting in case new updates grow to be obtainable” in Home windows Replace. See this discussion board submit for extra particulars.
  • Floor three gadgets fail to replace to new builds if a SD reminiscence card is inserted. The up to date drivers for the Floor three that repair this subject haven’t but been printed to Home windows Replace.
  • Outlook 2016 might dangle on launch resulting from a problem the place the spam filter will get caught studying the Outlook Information File and the UI waits indefinitely for it to return.
  • Microsoft is investigating studies that Edge fails to open PDFs with a “Couldn’t open PDF. One thing is maintaining this PDF from opening” error.
  • [UPDATED] You may be unable to kind in your password to log in to any UWP apps equivalent to Netflix, Twitter, Fb, Instagram or Messenger apps.
  • Video games equivalent to Civilization VI might fail to launch on this construct.
  • Home windows Blended Actuality gained’t work on this construct. If you’re a growing testing and growing for Home windows Blended Actuality, it would be best to keep away from this construct. In the event you replace this construct and wish Home windows Blended Actuality, you will want to roll-back to Construct 16193.
  • VIM is damaged for Home windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) customers — Microsoft is investigating.
  • The selection command fails when run in a Command Immediate script.

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