For the Dev Channel, Microsoft released a preview update for Windows 10 Build 20185 today. This update primarily optimizes the DNS options in the Settings app, provides MDM with a new ADMX support policy, updates the Your Phone application, and allows users to access Android applications directly.
The following features are mainly available in Windows 10 Build 20185.
Improve the DNS configuration in the setup app.
Make DNS settings more accessible.
When you get to the page properties page, the DNS server allocation option is now at the top level.
Encrypted DNS controls in the settings app.
Encrypted DNS (DNS over HTTPS, or DoH) can help improve privacy and security when browsing the web. You can now configure DoH directly in the Settings application to make this feature easier.
Go to Settings, Network and Internet, Click Properties, and then select Edit IP Allocation or Edit DNS Server Allocation, which will be available in the pop-up.
Go to Settings, Network and Internet, Wi-Fi. Click on the adapter properties link and then choose to edit IP assignment sither or edit DNS server allocation, which can be seen in the pop-up dialog box. Currently, if you go to the properties pages of each network, you won’t see the encryption option.
You can add any of the IP addresses listed here to unlock the DoH drop-down menu and choose to use encryption. When encryption is enabled, you can confirm that they are in effect by looking at the DNS servers applied in network properties and seeing that they are labeled as (encrypted).
Provides a new ADMX support policy for MDM.
Since Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20175, Microsoft has enabled 647 new MDM policies in 56 ADMX files, enabling business customers to configure policies that are also supported through Group Policy. These ADMX-based policies include App Compat, Event Forwarding, Servicing, and Task Scheduler. These new policies can be configured using intune custom profiles. Intune UX is scheduled to launch later this year.
ADMX file name.
Your Phone app improvements.
Your phone app will continue to evolve. We are pleased to announce another exciting feature that is a seamless continuation of our vision and commitment to help you increase productivity and make your work smoother.
On some Samsung devices, by integrating with the link to Windows, you can instantly access your phone’s mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC to take advantage of the power of your phone’s app. The entire process saves you time and effort by not having to install, log in, or set up your application on your PC.
You can easily pin your favorite mobile apps to your PC’s taskbar or start menu for quick and easy access. When you launch an app, it opens in a separate window outside of your phone’s app, enabling you to multitask.
Later this year, Samsung Galaxy Note20 users will experience the power and convenience of running multiple apps side-by-side, and we will continue to work with Samsung to bring this capability to more devices. Applications start in a separate window, enabling you to interact with multiple applications at the same time.
So whether you’re working on documents or keeping your work, you can work in different windows, and we’re going to continue to work with Samsung to bring this capability to more devices.
Updates for developers.
The Windows SDK is now in sync with the Dev Channel, and whenever a new operating system version is available to the Dev Channel, the SDK is delivered to the development channel. You can install the latest Insider SDK from aka.ms/InsiderSDK at any time. The SDK version will be archived in Flight Hub with the OS version.
Fixes the sometimes “Close all windows” action in the taskbar does not close the open label for all pinned websites.
Fixed network icons in the taskbar may display no network in the event of an active connection.
Fixes to drag and drop an application from the Start list to the tile grid to pin it, which is not applicable for some applications.
Fixes when all application lists are set to hidden, the letter titles in all application lists in the Start menu appear unnecessary left-side padding.
To address the problem that tiles are difficult to read in certain contexts when using full screen, Microsoft is adjusting the background to make it slightly less transparent.
Fixes the start menu layout when using an MDM app, tile groups may disappear after a few days of running time without having to restart.
Fixes if a notice contains an inline picture, the app icon will be slightly inconsistent with it.
Fixes For some desktop bridging applications, jumping an application from its task bar list doesn’t work, but instead causes the application to disappear from the taskbar.
Fixes a way to cause excessive network traffic if previous versions are enabled when you navigate to a shared network folder using the Open Files dialog box.
Fixes the default app main page in the uninstall settings, and uninstalling an app that is set to default may result in a blank icon display instead of a plus button.
Fixes open Storage Settings, then immediately go to one of the subpages, and then return, which may cause the page to fail to load.
Fixes that caused the new Microsoft Edge not to be listed in the Application History section of Task Manager.
Fixes the cause.
Fixes an issue that affects the reliability of touch keyboard startup.
Fixes an issue where TextInputHost.exe goes into a non-responsive state, causing clipboard history, emoticon panels, and listening writing scans to fail to display when pressing the appropriate keyboard shortcuts.
Fixes an issue that may prevent the first entry in the clipboard history from being able to paste.
Fixes an issue that could cause THE ARM64 device to be incorrectly checked when it resumes from hibernation.
Efforts are under way to fix the problem that some Microsoft Store games protected by Easy Anti-Cheat may not start.
A report that the update process hangs for a long time while trying to install a new build.
Efforts are being made to fix the problem that the min/max/close button is stuck in its original position after resizing the size of the UWP application. If you move the mobile window, the location should be updated.
Reports that the new taskbar experience for some of the site’s nail sites is being investigated for not being available.
Efforts are under way to fix the pinned site tags that enable live preview.
Efforts are under way to enable a new taskbar experience for existing nail sites. At the same time, you can unpin the site from the taskbar, remove it from the edge/apps page, and then re-pin the site.
Efforts are being made to fix the problem that a pinned website cannot display all open tags for a domain. At the same time, you can solve this problem by nailing the home page of the website instead of a specific page (for example, by nailing microsoft.com instead of microsoft.com/windows).
Efforts are being made to fix the problem that Alt-Tabbing to browser tags sometimes moves previously active browser tags to the front of the Alt-Tab list.
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