Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17723 (Redstone 5) to insiders in the fast ring and Redstone 6 19H1 Build 18204 to insiders in the skip ahead rings. This is the first Redstone 6 19H1 build released to insiders, but for the most part resolves the same bugs and adds the same features as the Redstone 5 build released today.

Both of these builds come with a new Mixed Reality Flashlight feature, improvements to Microsoft Edge, the introduction of Emoji 11, improvements to time functions, improvements to kiosk mode, and an improved update experience.

Mixed Reality Flashlight

Microsoft added a new tool called Mixed Reality Flashlight that allows you to peer into the real world using a camera attached to your controller. This allows you to quickly see whats happening in the real world without taking off your VR headset.

Microsoft Edge Improvements 

Microsoft created new group policies that allow you to control the behavior of Microsoft Edge.

The new policies include enabling/disabling full-screen mode, printing, favorites bar, and saving history; prevent certificate error overrides; configuring the Home button and startup options; setting the New Tab page and Home button URL and managing extensions. Learn more about the new Microsoft Edge policies.

XSS Filter has also been retired in favor of Content Security Policies.

Emoji 11

Unicode 11 comes with 157 emojis and this build allows you to try them out. You can access them using the Emoji Panel (WIN+.) or the touch keyboard.


Time Accuracy and Traceability improvements

This build includes updates to time related functions…