The Redmond firm, of course, the tech giant Microsoft has just launched the new version of Windows 10 for its next fall update, the Redstone 5, all for the members of its Insider program, specifically for those subscribed to Skip Ahead.
Microsoft Just Launched A New Version Of Windows 10
The Redmond firm, of course, the tech giant Microsoft has just launched the new Windows 10 Build 17623 for its next fall update, the Redstone 5, all for the members of its Insider program, specifically for those subscribed to Skip Ahead.
First, we will talk about the arrival of the .HEIF file format, an image container that uses more modern codecs to improve the quality and compression of them compared to the usual JPEG, GIF or PNG. In addition to individual images, .HEIF supports the coding of sequences, collections, etc. In principle, all this will be integrated into the application Photos of the system itself, an app that will help us get the most out of this format.
On the other hand, Build 17623 includes the safe removal of external GPUs connected through Thunderbolt 3, which allows us to know what applications are running on an external GPU so that we can eliminate it safely and avoid data loss.
This is something that we can do from the “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” icon. So, if there are applications running on the external GPU, a dialogue box will appear with them so that we have knowledge of it.
At the same time, it has integrated a new design in the privacy settings of Windows 10, which displays information aimed to help users make decisions about their privacy. In this way, it offers two new functions, “Inking & Typing” and “Find my device”. Continuing with security, we find improvements in Windows Defender Application Guard or WDAG.
Microsoft forces users of the Mail app to use Edge
On the one hand, in terms of performance, Windows Defender Application Guard or WDAG is no exception, so in Redstone 5 we will see an improvement in the start time of the security solution with a faster startup process. This provides a better experience when accessing Microsoft Edge in Windows Defender Application Guard.
Thus, we can activate a function to download files from our browsing session in WDAG to the host file system, something that will be available in Windows 10 Enterprise. To activate it we will do it from “Local Group Policy Editor/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Defender Application Guard”. There we select that the files can be downloaded and saved in the operating system from Windows Defender Application Guard.
The tech giant Microsoft says that with these improvements in WDAG, it is taking a leap forward in the security of the platform, all for the benefit of the users themselves. At the same time, a function is being tested by means of which the clicked links within the Windows Mail app will open in Edge, so the first reactions against it have not been long in coming. This is intended to improve the Windows 10 experience by integrating platforms such as Cortana, OneDrive or Microsoft Edge.
At the same time, a series of errors related to the official Windows 10 store, the usability of Windows Mixed Reality, or a failure that could not interact with the title bars when using the expected Sets function has been corrected.