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Skip Ahead Insider Preview Build 17643 (RS5) 4/12/2018

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#1 softeyes


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:45 PM

APRIL 12, 2018 3:04 PM

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17643 for Skip Ahead

By Dona Sarkar and Brandon LeBlanc


Hello Windows Insiders!

Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17643 (RS5) to Windows Insiders who opted in to Skip Ahead.

What’s new in Build 17643

Sets + Office = Awesome

Sets with Office 365 makes it easy to group, recall, and refresh data sources for all your projects. Whether updating your Excel budget each month with stock prices and credit card expenses, incorporating data from multiple reports and websites into a PowerPoint, or managing citations for your book report in Word, Sets with Office 365 helps you get more done, faster.  



With today’s build – Windows Insiders who are also Office Insiders can try out Sets with Office. You must be an Office 365 subscriber running the latest version of the Office 365 desktop apps for the Sets experience to light up. If you’re not already an Office Insider, you can sign-up here. Additionally, if you’re not an Office 365 subscriber, you can sign-up for a trial here.


Sets Improvements

  • Sets is now enabled for most desktop (Win32) apps that use a default and non-customized title bar. Apps that customize their title bar will not have Sets (e.g. Paint.exe).
  • If you’ve opened a Microsoft Edge window within Sets, you can now drag that tab around within the set, as well as drop it in another Sets window. Dragging between a Sets window and a standalone Microsoft Edge window does not yet work.

NOTE: Some Insiders may see Sets disappear temporarily after installing this build. Sets should return in 1-2 days or upon the next reboot of your PC.


Microsoft Edge Improvements

Microsoft WebDriver is now a Feature on Demand: We’ve made Microsoft WebDriver a Feature on Demand (FoD) to make it easier to get the right version for your device. You can install WebDriver by turning on Developer Mode, or by going to Settings > Apps > Apps & features > Manage optional features and installing it standalone.

This should address one of the biggest pain points we see from customers around binary mismatches, as FoD’s match the build/branch/flavor automatically. This also means that the standalone download will no longer be made available for insiders or future stable versions of Windows, as installation is now built into Windows.

Microsoft WebDriver now gets installed to C:\Windows\System32\ and will automatically be on the PATH for the machine once installed. We are now shipping 64-bit Microsoft WebDriver to x64 machines. Note, there is a known issue for x64 machines building in Visual Studio with Selenium, where by default Visual Studio builds 32bit and will only check the C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ folder for PATH variables. To work around this issue, target and build 64bit from Visual Studio. In a future build, we plan to publish both 32bit and 64bit binaries in our FoD for 64bit machines, which should address this issue.


Data Sense Improvements

Roaming Usage: Does your device have a SIM? We’ve updated Data Usage Settings to let you know how much data you are using while roaming! The roaming usage info will appear once you start using roaming data. As a reminder, if you’d like to enable or disable roaming altogether, you can find the option under Cellular Settings. 



Magnifier Improvements

Choose where to keep the mouse cursor: We’ve heard your feedback asking us for a way to keep your mouse centered on the screen in Full-Screen mode, and with this build, we’re making it happen! This new option under Settings > Ease of Access > Magnifier > “Keep your mouse…” > “centered on the screen” enables easier tracking and use of the mouse, especially helpful at higher magnification levels. 



More options for increments: You’ve also been asking for even more control of your zoom level increments, so we’ve taken a moment to add two new increments to the list: 5% and 10%.

We love feedback! In case you haven’t noticed it already, we have a new Magnifier node in the Feedback Hub under Ease of Access > Magnifier. We’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts about using Magnifier – click this link to open our section in the Feedback Hub.


General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • We fixed an issue where Reveal would sometimes not appear if you moved your mouse over and off an element repeatedly.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in a noticeable screen flicker when the screen adjusts after rotating your device.
  • We fixed an issue where the spellchecking menu would always appear on the primary monitor on PCs with multiple monitors, rather than the monitor with the red squiggled word.

Known issues

  • If you open Settings and clicking on any links to the Microsoft Store or links in tips, Settings will crash. This includes the links to get themes and fonts from the Microsoft Store, as well as the link to Windows Defender.
  • On resuming from sleep, the desktop may be momentarily visible before the Lock screen displays as expected.
  • When Movies & TV user denies access to its videos library (through the “Let Movies & TV access your videos library?” popup window or through Windows privacy settings), Movies & TV crashes when the user navigates to the “Personal” tab.
  • Tiling and cascading windows, including features like “View Side by Side” in Word, will not work for inactive tabs.
  • The Office Visual Basic Editor window will currently be tabbed but is not intended to be in the future.
  • Opening an Office document while the same app has an existing document open may cause an unintended switch to the last active document. This will also happen when closing a sheet in Excel while other sheets remain open.
  • Local files or non-Microsoft cloud files will not be automatically restored and no error message will be provided to alert the user to that fact.
  • Sets UX for Office Win32 desktop apps is not final.  The experience will be refined over time based on feedback.
  • The top of some Win32 desktop app windows may appear slightly underneath the tab bar when created maximized. To work around the issue, restore and re-maximize the window.
  • Closing one tab may sometimes minimize the entire set.
  • File Explorer ribbon doesn’t stay pinned open across restart.
  • We’re aware of an issue that causes Narrator to read extra text when invoking Alt + Tab, and we’re working on a fix.
  • Using arrow and Page Up / Page Down keys doesn’t work to scroll webpages in Microsoft Edge. You’ll need to use another input method (mouse, touch, or touchpad).

No downtime for Hustle-As-A-Service,
Dona <3




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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:50 PM

Hyper-V works on this build!   :bounce:  :bananas:  :bounce:

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:15 PM

Hi dhagerjohns!


Your excitement is so cool! I'll be honest, until you have posted your thrill about Hyper-V, I didn't know anything about it. I had to do a Google/Microsoft search to discover information about Hyper-V. This is what I found so far:




Client Hyper-V is the virtualization technology built into Windows 10 and Windows 8.x. It is the same virtualization technology previously available only in Windows Server. Client Hyper-V enables you to run more than one 32-bit or 64-bit x86 operating system at the same time on the same host computer.


Is this what you're using? I'm so curious about how this works. With that said, if you have the time, I'd love for you to expand on this technology and what drives your excitement! (How many operating systems are you running?)

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:30 PM

Right now I have 4 different versions of Windows 10 I can boot.  But anyway Hyper-V is extremely easy to use, and is basically self explanatory as you go through the menus.  There is a quick create, but I like to set my .VHDX up manually.  You will need to install it first, and it isn't available on Home editions.  It is available in turn windows features on and off, and it will reboot twice I believe.  Then you are good.  You can not run any third party VMs with it so if you have virtual box or similar, you will need to uninstall, and make sure your BIOS is set for virtualization.  Once you open it you just click New the Virtual Machine.  I just keep the defaults, but I have memory set to 2048.  You can choose Gen 1 which is BIOS or Gen 2 which is UEFI.  It makes no difference what your machine is.  I choose to boot from ISO, and set network to default switch.  Then you right click on it in the main window (whatever you named it) click connect.  A new window will appear, and you click Start.  If you run Gen 1 it will boot automatically, if you run Gen 2 be quick on hitting the space bar to get it to boot from the ISO.  Then you just install like normal.  In settings you can adjust virtual processors, check points, and many other things.  It supports copy and paste from your main drive.  I like it.  It is really nice.

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