Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17672 + Build 2018 Recap!

Hello Windows Insiders!

Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17672 (RS5) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring in addition to those who opted in to Skip Ahead.

Microsoft Build 2018 Recap

We’re still reeling from how awesome the Microsoft Build conference was this year. Our team and our friends from Deployment, Feedback and Flighting manned Windows Insider booth all 3 days and circulated through the conference learning all the cool new tech. We had over 800 people come by our booth and we had the opportunity to share what’s next for the program AND learn what we can be doing better to create a better Insider program.

We also had the pleasure of having three of our most passionate Insiders as our guests.

Ange Uwambajimana, Irving Amukasa and Raymond Dillion were chosen to attend the conference and present on stage with us because of their impactful work using technologies in their local communities. Ange has created an IOT IV Drip solution to account for the lack of enough nurses in her home country of Rwanda who look after patients who are re-receiving. Her story is based on a near-tragedy involving her brother who suffers from epilepsy.  Irving has created SophieBot, a “Cortana for reproductive health questions” to account for the fact that in many parts of the world, talking about sexual and reproductive health is taboo.  Raymond is working to digitally transform Ireland, get them out of the paper records business AND grow the next generation of tech enthusiasts.

These Insiders had a chance to meet many of our upper management, including Satya! Satya asked them quite a few detailed questions about how they were using our tech, what more we could do to make it easier to use. The best moment was when THEY started asking Satya some hard questions about AI. Each of the Insiders walked away with homework too.

We had three sessions talking about the benefits of being an Insider and a developer.

MANY Insiders have said they would love to see the best of Microsoft Build AND meet our team, so we’re making it happen. In partnership with the Developer Marketing and the Partner App Experience teams, we also announced the upcoming month-long Insider Dev Tour where we will be showcasing the best of Microsoft Build on the road in over 20 cities. In many of these cities, we’ll be doing a pre-event mixer to meet as many of you as possible. Join us!

What’s new in Build 17672

Windows Security Improvements

The Windows Security Center (WSC) service now requires antivirus products to run as a protected process to register. Products that have not yet implemented this will not appear in the Windows Security UI, and Windows Defender Antivirus will remain enabled side-by-side with these products.

For testing purposes, you can disable this new behavior in Windows Insider builds by creating the following registry key and rebooting the device.  This key will be removed as we get closer to release.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\Feature
DisableAvCheck (DWORD) = 1

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

Known issues

Known issues for Sets & Office

Insider Community

Check out the winners of the latest Insiders in Action contest! Read about their breakthrough solution, a potentially game-changing tool in the fight against the world’s trash problem–powered by solar and built on Windows.

Additionally, we wanted to let you know that Jason and Brandon will be hitting the road and stopping by the Frisco, TX Microsoft Store for a small Windows Insider meet-up! If you’re in the area – you should stop by.

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