Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17686

Hello Windows Insiders!

Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17686 (RS5) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring in addition to those who opted in to Skip Ahead.

What’s new in Build 17686

Improved Local Experience

We have introduced a new Region page that allows overrides to default regional format settings such as Calendar, First day of the week, Dates, Times, and Currency. Please go to Settings App – Time & Language – Region and give it a try.

Region Page in Settings app.

Local Experience Packs are Microsoft Store apps that deliver Windows display language quality improvements. You can now access them easily via the Settings App. Please go to Settings App – Time & Language – Language. Once here click on Add a Windows display language with Local Experience Packs link to download a Local Experience Pack from the Microsoft Store and start enjoying Windows in your preferred language.

Acquire Local Experience Packs from Settings app’s Language page.

Privacy Improvements

We wanted to let you know that if access to the microphone has been disabled in your privacy settings, we’ll now pop a notification the first time an attempt to use the microphone is blocked so you can review the settings if desired.

Notification showing “Your privacy settings blocked access to the microphone. Review these privacy settings”.

Windows Mixed Reality Improvements

This build includes several improvements for Windows Mixed Reality users:

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

Known issues

Known issues for Sets & Office

REMINDER: Upcoming Bug Bash

We are excited to announce the dates for the next Bug Bash: June 22nd – July 1st. And we will hold a Bug Bash Webcast on our Mixer channel on June 27th – exact timing will be announced closer to the date. We’re excited to do another Bug Bash with our Windows Insiders!

No downtime for Hustle-As-A-Service,
Dona <3