Windows 10 Insider program

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19042.608 (20H2)

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing 20H2 Build 19042.608 (KB4580364) to the Release Preview Channel for those Insiders who are on 20H2 (Windows 10 October 2020 Update). This update will also go out to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel later today. This update includes the following fixes and improvements: Earlier this year we introduced Meet Now in Skype. Meet Now makes it easy to connect …

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20241

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20241 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. What’s new in Build 20241 Introducing theme-aware splash screens for apps Building on theme-aware tiles in Start, we’re introducing theme-aware splash screens for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. Now, when an eligible UWP app is launched, the splash screen color will match your default app mode. …

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20236

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20236 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. What’s new in Build 20236 Change Refresh Rate of your display You can now go to Settings > System > Display > Advanced display settings and change the refresh rate of your selected display. A higher refresh rate allows for smoother motion. The presented refresh rates can vary …

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19042.572 (20H2)

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing 20H2 Build 19042.572 (KB4579311) to the Beta and Release Preview Channels for those Insiders who are on 20H2 (Windows 10 October 2020 Update). This update includes the following fixes and improvements: We fixed an issue with a possible elevation of privilege in win32k. We fixed an issue with the Group Policy service that might recursively delete critical files in …

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20231

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20231 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. What’s new in Build 20231 Improving relevancy of initial device setup Based on feedback, we’re exploring adding a page to Windows setup (OOBE) to help better understand how you plan to use your device and aid in customizing your device given your intended usage. This is …

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20206

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20206 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. With today’s build, we are delivering a set of input features to Insiders that are designed to meet our customers where they are and letting them express themselves how they see fit in Windows. Our goal is to make Windows even better at helping our customers …

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Announcing Windows Server vNext Preview Build 20206

Hello Windows Insiders! Today we are pleased to release a new build of the Windows Server vNext Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release that contains both the Desktop Experience and Server Core installation options for Datacenter and Standard editions. What’s New File Services: SMB improvements We’ve expanded the SMB 3.1.1 protocol in Windows Server vNext with a number of security and performance capabilities, including: AES-256 – …

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20197

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20197 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. What’s new in Build 20197 Bringing Disk Management into Settings We mentioned we had more Settings work on the way, and here’s the next one – as of today’s build you’ll now be able to manage your disks and volumes from within the Settings app. This …

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Looking back—The 25th Anniversary of Windows 95

Windows 95 was launched on August 24, 1995, introducing us to many of the experiences our customers still use to interact with their PCs today such as the Start menu and Taskbar. Over the past 25 years, we have evolved these experiences, building on this rich history of innovation. Join us in looking back at how Windows has changed over the years to empower every …

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20190

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20190 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. New post-update experience We know that it doesn’t always feel clear what changed with a major update, or even how you can learn about and try out new features and improvements. This means that updates can feel time consuming without real benefit to you, and we …

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