Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with 13 bug fixes and a new privacy screen settings layout. This build is from the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is likely to ship soon). There is no new build from the RS5 branch.
Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way from its predecessors so it can be regularly updated with not just fixes, but new features, too. Microsoft has released four major updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, and Fall Creators Update.
The only major change in this release is a revamped setup experience for privacy settings. Microsoft claims the new design conveys “focused information to help our customers make focused choices about their privacy.” More importantly, it adds two new settings for Inking & Typing and “Find my device.”
Not all Windows Insiders will experience the same setup — some will review their settings through a single screen where selections are independent (shown above), while others will receive seven individual screens, each dedicated to a single privacy setting with the recommended Microsoft selection distinguished by a dotted line (shown below). Microsoft will be choosing which experience to go with based on feedback from Insiders.
As an aside, the build announcement mentioned that the new privacy setup was coming “this spring,” and the privacy announcement itself mentioned “this spring” three times. You can add this to the list of hints that the next update will be called the Windows 10 Spring…