Windows Server: 17079

The Windows Server Insiders Team has released a new build for those running the new Windows Server Insider Preview. What’s new in this build?

What’s New in Build 17079 for Windows Server

In-place OS Upgrade: Customers are now able to upgrade their Windows Server, version 1709 installations to the current preview build using In-place OS Upgrade. This feature is available starting in build 17079. This feature also enables customers to perform build-to-build upgrade of the next released preview build.

Running setup.exe, customers should be presented with the option to “Keep personal files and apps”, which causes the migration steps in setup.exe to run and upgrade Windows Server while preserving applications, data, and user settings.

 

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Windows Mobile: 15252

Another build from the Insider team for Fast ring Insiders. This time, they are preparing for the release of the Fall Creators Update, version 1709.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for Mobile

  • This build includes all the improvements from KB4038788.
  • In preparation for the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the product version number has been updated to 1709 just like PC.
  • We fixed an issue where, on powering the screen off/on, high demand for CPU could cause several apps to crash. Background processing of photos is an example of high CPU demand. In a photo shoot session, you may have seen the Camera app crash.
  • We fixed an issue with the Messaging app where conversation text was displayed incorrectly. Thanks to our Insiders that quickly highlighted this issue.
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Windows Desktop: 17093

For those Windows 10 Fast Ring Insiders, a new build has been unleashed – Build 17093. A lot of new things in this build, as well as a lot of fixes. As usual, check the known issues for anything that might be a show stopper for you.

Also, the Bug Bash continues until the 11th, so do some quests and throw the Insider team some good feedback to help make this release a great one!

Known issues

  • We have observed seeing longer-than-normal delays during install at the 88% mark. Some delays are as long as 90 minutes before moving forward. Please be patient as the install will complete successfully.

  • Some PCs will fail to resume from hibernate requiring a hard reboot to recover.

  • If you install a font product from the Microsoft Store, then later install a new build (feature update), the Store package will remain installed, but the fonts within the package are not installed. Until this is fixed, the temporary workaround is to uninstall the product from the Apps page in Settings, then re-acquire the product from the Store.

  • If an East Asian keyboard is the only input method on your system the touch keyboard will show an English layout with no IME on/off key. Until this is fixed, the workaround is to add a second keyboard language from the Region & Language Settings page, or to use the IME mode button in the taskbar.

  • We’re investigating an issue where the Japanese IME sometimes can’t turn on in UWP apps. If you encounter this issue switch to a Win32 application (e.g. Notepad), turn the IME on there, then switch back to the UWP app.

  • We’re investigating reports that 3 and 4 finger gestures on the touchpad have become unresponsive starting with the previous flight.

  • Windows Hello will fail to work on Surface Laptops with this build.

  • Plugging in an external optical drive (DVD) will cause an Explorer.exe crash.

  • Settings will crash if you open the Themes Settings page.

 

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