After Two Weeks of Wait, Microsoft Finally Releases Build 16273 to Insiders – RS4 Development Also Starts
After over two weeks, Microsoft has finally started to roll out a new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Insider Preview build to the Insider community. In its announcement post, the company mentioned that the engineering team is now fully focused on stabilization of this release to the public, so do not expect to see any major changes.
Those who had signed up to "skip ahead" and are expecting to have an early peek into the RS4 update aka next year's spring version will also not receive any major features just yet as the "engineering teams remain focused on getting the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ready for release". Coming back to today's release, here's the complete changelog of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16273 for PC.
What's new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Insider Preview 16273 for PC
Try out emoji notifications with My People
Help test My People and emoji notifications on the desktop by adding the new Windows Insider Emoji Bot to your taskbar in My People and ask it to send you some emoji. We added a Quest in the Feedback Hub so you can rate the experience.
Introducing the Bahnschrift font
Our new first OpenType Variable Font Bahnschrift is now included in builds. This new font industry standard enables us to pack an entire typeface family into a single file with infinite variability. No longer are you constrained to simple weights like Light, Regular, and Bold. Now you can have an infinite range of font styles, with smooth interpolation from Light to Bold and beyond. Better still: because a single, efficient variable font can replace several static fonts, variable fonts save a lot of space.
Bahnschrift is our own rendition of the DIN font standard. Apart from being the standard road sign font in Germany and much of Europe, DIN is frequently used by graphic designers for its high legibility and clean, hard-working design style. Bahnschrift supports a smooth spectrum of weights from Light to Bold, as you can see in the above image. In this image, each letter is a slightly different weight than its neighbors. All these weights are “duplexed” – meaning they do not change in width when you change weight. You can switch from Light to Bold without changing the layout at all.
View Mixed Reality Comes to Windows 10! (Only for Skip Ahead Insiders)
Last week we released our highly anticipated View Mixed Reality feature within the View 3D app. This preview build is available today for Windows Insiders in Skip Ahead. With this update, you will be able to bring your 3D content right in to your real world to spark brand new forms of expression. Take your own 3D models or those from Remix3D.com and bring them into your space with View Mixed Reality.
Anyone flighting View 3D with View Mixed Reality enabled will now have the ability to take any creation from Paint 3D and see it come to life. Quick loops between the apps allow you to refine and tweak your model helping you capture the ultimate moment.
Apart from the above, today's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Insider Preview build also brings a long list of Windows Shell improvements, another long list of Microsoft Edge improvements, Input improvements, along with general improvements and fixes. For more details, visit Microsoft.