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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17713 available, many new features introduced

by John Bhatt
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Microsoft has published one more new build for Windows Insiders in fast ring. Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17713 is released with many new features. Most of new features are targeted to Business Users.

Skip Ahead option in Build 17713

This time, Windows development team is resetting the Skip Ahead feature. Starting build 17713, there will not be Skip Ahead like option in this channel (RS5) for some days.

As summer upgrade is done and Microsoft team is busy finalising features added in RS5 and making them stable, the RS5_RELEASE channel is made active and new builds will be delivered from this branch.

In coming weeks, Microsoft has planned to re-open registration for limited Insiders who are willing to take part on Skip Ahead. Earlier users who have signed up to Skip Ahead but not been testing new builds or have not been active will be cleared from this list along with active members.

All the current Insiders who have opted for Skip Ahead option have to re-select the option once the window is opened.

Microsoft Edge Improvements

Media Auto-play

Microsoft Edge has now setting to remember media preferences for individual sites you visit. That said, which site is to be allowed to auto-play media can be remembered in Website Info (Website Permission) section.

Individual Website Media Auto-play settings in Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 Build 17713

Individual Website Media Auto-play settings in Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 Build 17713 © Microsoft

Lookup Definitions in Reading Mode and PDFs

Microsoft Edge can display you the definition and meaning with pronunciation of the word you selected without any other click. Microsoft Edge can even read this for you starting build 17713.

PDF Toolbar and PDF Rendering Improvements

Now, PDF files are rendered more nicely with Contents and other settings as well toggle option available for pinning Toolbar.

Notepad getting Improvements

The ‘mighty’ Notepad, that everyone need is also being updated. With age of more than 35 years, Notepad has just got chance to get improvement. Notepad can be now zoomed with Mouse Scroll wheel, Display line and character number even in Text-wrap mode.

  • We’ve improved the performance when opening large files in Notepad.
  • Notepad now supports Ctrl + Backspace to delete the previous word.
  • Arrow keys now correctly unselect text first and then move the cursor.
  • When saving a file in Notepad, the line and column number no longer reset to 1.
  • Notepad now correctly displays lines that don’t fit entirely on the screen.

Features Exclusively available for Business Users in Build 17713

Remote Desktop Authentication with Biometrics

Now, Windows Hello enabled Business users can sign in to Remote Desktop by providing biometric authentication.

Web Sign-in to Windows 10

PCs that are part of Azure AD will see a new method of login on Login Screen. Where user can authenticate themselves using Azure ID/Password via Web-Login.

Faster Sign-in to Windows 10 PC

Business users in Windows 10 can now sign in to PCs in very fast time in shared environment.

Windows Defender Improvements

Windows Defender in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17713 is updated and now can lunch Microsoft Edge in more private browsing experience with safe-guard.

Methods of activating these settings and more improvements and bugs known are listed at official announcement. Read them at: Windows Experience Blog.

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