Two Windows 10 Builds in a Week? Microsoft Says Yes!

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Those who managed to sign up with the Skip Ahead program might be regretting right now since Microsoft is releasing a second build this week to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. As reported earlier today, the company confirmed that there will be no new build coming to Skip Ahead Insiders this week who are testing Windows 10 19H1 (the version releasing next year).

But for Fast Ring Insiders, there appears to be plenty of features to play with. Windows 10 Redstone 5 Insider Preview Build 17730 is now with the coveted Your Phone app finally going live for all the Insiders. Here are all the details.

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Windows 10 Redstone 5 17730 starts rolling out

Your Phone app is now LIVE!

Android phone users, you can finally stop emailing yourself photos. Drag and drop that photo from your phone onto your PC. Copy, edit, or ink on that photo, right from your PC. With Your Phone app, live today for Windows Insiders, you get instant access to your Android’s most recent photos on your PC. Try it out by opening Your Phone app. You will receive an app from Microsoft which you must download to your mobile phone and follow the setup prompts. Build 17723+ is highly recommended for the best experience. Android 7.0+ are compatible with Your Phone app. For PCs tied to the China region, Your Phone app services will be enabled in the future.

For iPhone users, Your Phone app helps you to link your phone to your PC. Surf the web on your phone, then send the webpage instantly to your computer to pick up where you left off to continue what you’re doing–read, watch, or browse with all the benefits of a bigger screen. With a linked phone, continuing on your PC is one share away.

A Faster Safer Internet with HTTP/2 and CUBIC:

The Internet is part of our daily lives both at work and at home, in the enterprise and in the cloud.  We are committed to making your Internet experience faster and safer, and in this blog, we discuss how the features in Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 brings those goals to reality.

  • Windows 10 Microsoft Edge clients will take advantage of connection coalescing for HTTP/2 as supported in Windows Server 2019
  • Improved security on Microsoft Edge browsers by guaranteeing HTTP/2 preferred cipher suites
  • Improved performance on Windows 10 thanks to Cubic, the new default TCP congestion provider

For a full writeup detailing this improvement, please see our announcement A Faster, Safer Internet.

Aligning the Insider Feature Update experience with Retail

When you are asked to restart for new flights, you will now receive the same notifications and experience as what we plan to provide to our retail customers. Depending on your ring, you will be asked to schedule your restart for the first couple of days, then we will ask if we could automatically schedule restarts outside of your active hours. Your participation in this experience will help us understand rough edges to improve before we release to retail.

Microsoft to expected to release Windows 10 Redstone 5 aka Windows 10 October 2018 Update to the public later this year, in October. The company appears to be at the end of the development road as we can see from the reducing number of the features coming with every new build. However, the company is continuing to work on removing all the bugs plaguing the release as it still has quite a few weeks until the public release.

For details on bug fixes, improvements, and known issues of today's build, head over to the official announcement.

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