Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19577 to Insiders in the Fast ring, which includes the new Windows Security Fluent-based icon and diagnostic data changes.
If you are a Windows Insider in the Fast ring, you can update to the Insider Preview Build 19577 by going into Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update and then checking for new updates.
To see the full release notes and fixes for this Windows 10 insider build, you can read the blog post.
The most notable changes found in this new build released to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring are detailed below.
Diagnostic data changes in Settings
Microsoft is changing the labeling of their diagnostic options in the ‘Diagnostics & feedback’ settings.
The ‘Basic’ settings will now be labeled ‘Required’ and the current ‘Full’ option will be renamed to ‘Optional’.
If business users set their diagnostics setting to Option, Microsoft will be releasing new Group Policies that will allow you to have more granular control over what data is collected in your organization.
More new icons: Windows Security
Microsoft has been releasing Fluent-based icons for various programs and apps such as File Explorer, OneDrive, Mail, Calendar, and Your Phone.
With this build, Microsoft is now releasing the new icon for Windows Security, which looks far nicer than the original in my opinion.
Other changes in this build include:
- Cortana gets assistant conversations that allow you to talk to Cortana in a more conversational format and ask things such as “tell me a dad joke”, “tell me a bedtime story”, or “rock, paper, scissors.”
- Microsoft has updated the behavior of Advanced startup (Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Advanced startup “Restart now”) to enable some Ease of Access features to work properly. Now Advanced startup will boot directly into the Windows Recovery Environment.
- Microsoft continues their experiment with the new Windows 10 Optional Update experience and has extended it to run through March.