Microsoft Brings Windows Insider Preview Build 17758 to the Fast Ring

Posted on September 11, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 14 Comments

Microsoft Postpones Windows 10 Ability to Install Apps on SD

And surprise! This one actually has a new feature that was previously announced and presumed forgotten.

And that is news in its own right: Microsoft has, after all, delivered several Redstone 5 builds in recent weeks that have included absolutely no new features. And the assumption was that any one of them could have been what we’d previously had called a release candidate.

Adding features this late in the game is, of course, not good form. But whatever.

“We’re adding a new capability and making a few changes to Storage Sense’s behavior,” Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar explains. “Storage Sense now has the capability to automatically free up disk space by making older, unused, locally available files be available online-only.”

To be clear, she’s referring to OneDrive Files on Demand files there. And you can learn more about this change in a recent post to the Technet blog.

 

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16 responses to “Microsoft Brings Windows Insider Preview Build 17758 to the Fast Ring”

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    mmcpher

    What and who's is that device?

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    SafraneRose

    The"tongue in cheek" from Short Takes is leaking into your everyday news reporting.

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    hrlngrv

    On a cynical tear. The statement “Storage Sense now has the capability to automatically free up disk space by making older, unused, locally available files be available online-only.” made me think of delivery optimization files for some reason.

    That said, as a daily Excel user, I rather detest its help files only being available online. Good thing I kept my Excel 2002 .CHM files and a few really ancient .HLP files from the 1990s so I can look up arcane things locally.

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    locust infested orchard inc

    Quote by Paul Thurrott: "We're adding a new capability and making a few changes to Storage Sense's behavior," Microsoft's Dona Sarkar explains.


    Dona ? Who's Dona ? Oh yeah, you mean Donna – you should have said so.


    Remember folks, if commenter extraordinaire karma77police spells 'Dona' as 'Donna' then you do not want to mess with the Law, for karma77police is the undisputed commentary police here at Thurrott.com.


    One for sure doesn't wanna mess with that irritating imbecilic little f.er


    For an insight on what the hell I'm referring to, read (and laugh at) the comments in this recent article at Thurrott.com (click here).

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    madthinus

    No link to the actual blog post of the build, that is sloppy by Paul.

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    DavidSlade

    This version is detected by apps as Windows 7. I have reported this to the Feedback Hub.

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