Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18290

Posted on November 28, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 6 Comments

After a week off to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Windows Insider program is back with a new release to the Fast ring, build 18290.

Here’s what’s new.

Start improvements. The Start menu has been updated with more Fluent Design in the power and user menus.

Clock sync. A new option in Date & Time Settings lets you manually synchronize your clock with the time server. You know, like it’s 1999.

Microphone improvements. A new mic icon has been appearing in the system tray since build 18252. In this new build, it has been improved to show you which app is using the microphone on mouse-over.

Improved search. The Start search landing page has been updated with light mode support, some acrylic styling, and easily-available search pivots for filtering.

Windows Update notifications. When your PC has an update that requires a reboot, an Windows Update icon with an orange indicator will appear in the system tray.

Mail and Calendar improvements. Mail and Calendar now sport a To-Do icon so you can switch quickly from those apps to the To-Do view. (This one will appear in shipping versions of Windows 10 too.)


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Comments (6)

6 responses to “Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18290”

  1. MutualCore

    Looks good, it's ll the kind of stuff people have been clamoring for. Quality of life improvements, not just half-baked new features.

  2. Dan1986ist

    So, does the recent activities in search still show up with a date of 12/31/1600 with 18290? and yes people have mentioned this feedback hub.

  3. lordbaal1

    The calendar and update are not new. I'm on 18282, and I already have those.

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