Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17682 Heads to Fast Ring

Posted on May 31, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 5 Comments

Microsoft Finally Provides Windows 10 S to Insiders

Another week, another Redstone 5 build. This one includes improvements to Sets, Microsoft Edge, Setup, and more.

Here’s what’s new.

Sets improvements. In one of those changes that is obvious only after it’s happened, Microsoft is adding a new tab page for Sets-based windows, similar to what you see in Edge and other browsers, but highlighting apps that were recently grouped in Sets. This new tab page is common to the one in Microsoft Edge so you can toggle between apps and websites.

Wireless projection improvements. You’ll now see a banner at the top of the screen when you are wireless projecting your display, similar to the one in remote desktop connections. This banner can be used to manage the connection, and tune it for gaming, video, and productivity use cases.

Microsoft Edge improvements. Microsoft Edge now supports Web Authentication (in preview) so that users can use Windows Hello and external FIDO2 Security Keys and other external authenticators to securely sign-in to websites.

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) improvements. Microsoft delivers a new version of RSAT with each version of Windows 10, but admins, IT pros, and others who need these tools have had to manually download the package with each upgrade. Now, RSAT is available via the Manage optional features interface in Windows 10 and will automatically survive OS upgrades.

Setup improvements. Microsoft is updating Windows Setup yet again and is now providing a peek during upgrades too, so you can optionally step through the process or skip right to the desktop as before.

Check out the Microsoft blog post for a full list of changes, improvements, and fixes and known issues, in particular for Sets and Office.


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Comments (5)

5 responses to “Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17682 Heads to Fast Ring”

  1. ph-sth

    That RSAT thing. Cue the Halleluiah Chorus.

  2. Shel Dyck

    another week/month with no Slow ring build. I could have sworn I heard them promise to do better this round.

  3. SRLRacing

    The Sets improvements are exactly what I wrote in some feedback a couple months ago. So glad they implemented them, even if my feedback wasn't the cause its exactly what I was hoping for.

  4. hrlngrv

    FWIW, file associations appear to be fubar. I have some older software which uses .RTF format for its readme files. They still appear in command line ftype as opening with WordPad, and the registry shows the same. However, Settings shows .RTF files opening with Code Writer (one of the very few UWP apps I've installed). Maybe this happened in a previous build, but I usually check my Classic Shell Start menu after each new build is installed, and I only noticed this today.

  5. derylmccarty

    Paul, okay, I fully admit I am waaay retro...old fashioned may even be closer to the mark..."dinosauric" even (don't bother looking up the word, it doesn't exist.) But I use Outlook 2016 to do mail not the not the 64-bit app. That confession made, I was reading email today and saw your Short Takes. Cool, says I, and opened up the link. I read your latest MSFT re-org epistle then this one on build 682 "stuff". Ok, so went back to reading email, but noted that I never went to Edge to read, but stayed wholly in Outlook as new tabs. The integration appeared seamless. The re-org becomes clearer, its like the late 90s all over again when Billy G focused a zillion dollar company on IE to stop the bleeding from Netscape. Does this mean that we are evolving into the "Edge 365 Cloud OS" that does all things, for all reasons for all people?