Microsoft Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20175 Announced And Update Released to Windows Insider Participants With AMD CPUs

Microsoft has officially released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20175 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. Interestingly, it appears only those computers with AMD processors will be able to receive this build if the PC user is a Windows Insider participant.

With the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20161 set to expire at the end of the current month, Microsoft has issued Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20175. The company has asked Windows Insider Participants on Insider Preview Builds 20170 or newer to update their Windows 10 OS installations.

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20175 With Several New Features, Performance Improvements, And Bug Fixes:

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20175  for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel with AMD CPUs. Following are the number of new features that Microsoft has included in the new build:

Microsoft had earlier announced ALT + TAB between apps and sites. It was the first of their new productivity enhancements coming to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. In addition to the same, Microsoft is announcing another feature that aims to make users more efficient when browsing the web.

The ‘Quick Access To Tabs For Your Pinned Sites’ feature now shows users all of the open tabs for that site across any of the currently active Microsoft Edge windows. Incidentally, this feature requires Microsoft Edge Insider Build 85.0.561.0 or higher (Canary or Dev Channel) to be active and usable. Incidentally, existing sites on the Taskbar will not experience this new behavior until the user removes and re-pins them.

Microsoft has included RESET-APPXPACKAGE. Until now, users were restricted to resetting their UWP apps in Settings. However, moving ahead, Microsoft is now exposing this ability via PowerShell as well, similar to the Linux command-line Terminal. After the user knows the name of the appx package name they can use the following command (example: Calculator app):

>> Get-AppxPackage *calculator* | Reset-AppxPackage

Microsoft claims the main advantage of the extended ability is to reset UWP apps for certain system components that are not currently listed as available to reset in Settings. Needless to add, using the command will also delete all associated app data and reset the app to its default settings.

Microsoft has introduced a revolutionary AI-driven Gaze redirection tool with Eye Contact on Surface Pro X. Using Artificial Intelligence capabilities of the powerful Microsoft SQ1 processor, Eye Contact helps to adjust the users’ gaze on video calls so they appear to be looking directly in the camera on their Surface Pro X. The Surface App on Surface Pro X has a specific new setting for the same.

Microsoft Offers New Icons And A Few Updates For Developers As Well:

Microsoft is rolling out new icons for both Sticky Notes and the Snip & Sketch app via updates from the Microsoft Store. The new icons are part of the ongoing efforts to update the iconography across Windows. It is not clear why Microsoft is picking a few apps to redesign and deploy new icons. Incidentally, the new icons should work well with the Start menu with the theme-aware tiles introduced in Build 20161.

In addition to new icons, the Windows SDK is now flighting continuously with the Dev Channel. Users can always install the latest Insider SDK from Microsoft is archiving SDK flights in Flight Hub along with OS flights.

Apart from the new eye-catching features and cosmetic improvements, there are several under-the-hood bug fixes. Interestingly, Microsoft has also offered a rather long list of known issues. However, the company has assured that the Windows 10 OS team is working to address and fix the same.

Alap Naik Desai
A B.Tech Plastics (UDCT) and a Windows enthusiast. Optimizing the OS, exploring software, searching and deploying solutions to strange and weird issues is Alap's main interest.