Get Windows 10 SDK Insider Preview Build 18327

Please note, this Windows SDK Insider Preview is only supported on the Windows 10 Insider Preview operating system. Installation on an operating system that is not a Windows 10 Insider Preview build of Windows 10 is not supported and may fail.

See additional important release notes for this build.

The Preview SDK can be downloaded from the developer section on Windows Insider.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18329

Here are the the key features introduced with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18329:-

#Get quick access to the apps that you use the most, just open Search Home and you’ll see them under Top apps—no typing required!

#Ability to launch Desktop (Win32) applications (such as Spotify, Paint.NET, and Visual Studio Code) in Windows Mixed Reality, just like how you launch Store apps.

#keyboard support for ADLaM and Osage. ADLaM script is used to write Pular/Fulfulde, the language of the Fulani people of West Africa. Osage script is used to write the Osage language spoken by the Osage Nation in Oklahoma.

#Dark UI extended.Dark mode now works when composing a new message, updating a calendar item or reading your email.

#Now you can customize how new messages will look. If you create a new mail or reply to an existing mail, the text you type will be in the font face, size, color and emphasis you have selected. This is called Default Font feature.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18309

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18309 to the First Ring Windows Insiders.

Windows Hello PIN reset experience now available on all Windows editions:

Windows Hello PIN reset experience with the same look and feel as signing in on the web. Check it out  by clicking the ‘I forgot my PIN’ link when signing in to Windows with a PIN.

When originally announced on Build 18305, this experience was only available for Insiders on the Windows 10 Home edition. With today’s update, Insiders can try it out on all Windows 10 editions.

Signing in to Windows with password-less Microsoft accounts on all Windows 10 editions:

If you have a Microsoft account with your phone number, you can use an SMS code to sign in, and set up your account on Windows 10. Once you’ve setup your account, you can use Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint, or a PIN (depending on your device capabilities) to sign in to Windows 10. No password needed anywhere!

Creating a password-less phone number account:

If you don’t already have a password-less phone number account, you can create one in a mobile app like Word on your iOS or Android device to try it out. Simply go to Word and sign up with your phone number by entering your phone number under “Sign in or sign up for free”.

Add your password-less phone number account to Windows: 

Now that you’ve created a password-less phone number account, you can use it to sign in to Windows with the following steps:

  1. Add your account to Windows from Settings > Accounts > Family & other Users > “Add someone else to this PC”.
  2. Lock your device and select your phone number account from the Windows sign-in screen.
  3. Since your account doesn’t have a password, select ‘Sign in options’, click the alternative ‘PIN’ tile, and click ‘Sign in’.
  4. Go through web sign in and Windows Hello set up (this is what you’ll use to sign in to your account on subsequent sign ins)

You can now enjoy the benefits of signing in to Windows with your password-less phone number account.

The above are the major improvements but there are others too. Check it here.

Tamper Protection: An Additional Layer of Protection

Tamper Protection is a new feature added to Windows Defender Antivirus under Windows 10 Insider Preview Build#18305.

What does it do?

When Tamper Protection is on, it provides additional protections against changes to key security features, including limiting changes which are not made directly through the Windows Security app.

How to get it?

Open Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection > Virus & Threat Protection Settings.

How enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

What is Sandbox?

It is a Microsoft’s latest feature which is supposed to help users run untrusted apps and program in an isolated desktop environment.

How to get it?

If you are a Windows Insider then download and install Windows 10 version 18305 dedicated to the First Ring Users.

How to enable it?

In Start Search type Turn Windows features on or off and hit the enter key.

Scroll down to Windows Sandbox.

Put a tick mark in the box against this feature.

Click Ok.

Feature will start implementing.

Reboot.

New Office App for Windows 10

Microsoft is bringing an app, simply called Office. It’s now available to Windows Insiders (Fast) and will roll out to all Windows 10 users soon. The app itself is free and it can be used with any Office 365 subscription, Office 2019, Office 2016, or Office Online—the free web-based version of Office for consumers.

A key features:

  • Quickly switch between apps. See all your Office apps in one place and switch between them with a single click.
  • Get back into your work. Jump to your most recently used documents, pinned documents, and documents shared with you—whether they’re on your local machine or stored in OneDrive or SharePoint.
  • Find what you need. With Microsoft Search integrated prominently, you can quickly find the apps, documents, people, and sites you need to get your work done.
  • Tailor it to your organization. Organizations can apply company branding and integrate other line of business applications through single sign-on to customize the experience for their users.

What will it replace?

The Office app will replace the My Office app.

How to get it?

If you already have the My Office app, you will get the new Office app through an automatic update in the coming months. Otherwise, you can download it from the Microsoft Store.