Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17661 [Redstone 5]

Microsoft hasn’t rolled out Windows 10 version 1803 to the broad masses, but releases new insider preview build 17661 for the Redstone 5 development branch. This branch will end as Windows 10 version 1809, espected in autumn 2018.


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Microsoft has announced the new build 17661, which is available for Windows 10 Insider in the Fast Ring for the PC, within the Windows Blog. A new snipping tool to take screenshots is one of the ‘highlights’ of this new build. 

Snipping-Tool(Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft continues to experiment with sets (timeline), the Fluent design and promises an improvement in Windows security. The Windows Defender Security Center has been renamed to Windows Security. You can still run the application in all the usual ways – just ask Cortana if it should open Windows security or interact with the taskbar icon. Windows Security allows the user to manage all security requirements. This includes Windows Defender Antivirus and Windows Defender Firewall. There are many other improvement, fixes, but also know issues. Further details may be read here.

There is a focus wizard for gaming and it is screwed to the settings page for sound settings. Besides improvements to Emojjjs and the Input Mode Editor for Chinese characters, there are further changes to the High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF). Details and a long list of fixes can be found in the Microsoft blog article. The colleagues of deskmodder.de have published the known problems here in German and Martin Geuß deals with some innovations at Dr. Windows in German language. 


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