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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18305 brings Windows Sandbox, simplified Start layout and many other improvements


Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 (19H1) Insiders Preview Build 18305 to the insiders in the Fast Ring. This build includes Windows Sandbox, a new containerized desktop environment feature targeted to be release in Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

 

This new insiders preview build 18305 also includes a numerous improvements to Windows 10. Continue reading to know whats coming up in the next feature update.

 

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18305 brings Windows Sandbox, simplified Start layout and many other improvements

 

Windows Sandbox is a new lightweight desktop environment that allows users to run potentially suspicious applications in isolation. Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 18305 for Fast Ring includes this feature, which will allow you to run untrusted softwares without impacting your device.

 

Any software installed in Windows Sandbox stays only in the sandbox and cannot affect your host. Once Windows Sandbox is closed, all the software with all of its files and state are permanently deleted. Here's how to install/configure Windows Sandbox in a Windows 10 system.

 

Microsoft introduced a simplified default Start layout having a sleek one column design with reduced top-level tiles for new devices, new user accounts and fresh installations. The simplified Start layout is part of an ongoing effort designed to enhance your Start experience in the upcoming release of Windows.

 

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18305 includes a new simplified start layout

 

In addition to adding sandbox support and simplifying the default Start layout, Microsoft revamped the Protection history experience in Windows Security which will give more detailed and easier to understand information about threats and available actions to the end user.

 

The new Tamper Protection setting of Windows Defender Antivirus in the Windows Security app will provide additional protections to the end user and protect the system against changes to key security features.

 

Other than these, the new Windows 10 preview build 18305 includes Symbols and Kaomoji in the Emoji picker when you press [ Win + (period) ] or [ Win + (semicolon) ] and provide you easy access to those.

 

The new look to Clipboard history page, friendly dates in File Explorer, new sign-in experience with password-less phone number account, streamlined Windows Hello PIN reset experience, Automatic Restart and Sign On (ARSO) after an update to finish setting up Windows, a simplified way to set the default tab in Windows Task Manager, an updated Settings app Home Page with a header at the top allowing you to take quick action for things like signing in and managing your Microsoft account are few additional features & improvements to the latest version of Windows 10.

 

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18305 allows you to set default tab in Task Manager

 

If you are a Windows Insider and in the Fast Ring, you won't like to miss these new changes to try out. If you didn't receive the new update notification, check for updates. Make sure to check the Release Notes to know what has been fixed additionally and what's still breaking in latest update.

 

 


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