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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19541 is now available

Today Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19541 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.

Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19541 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.

What’s new in Build 19541

Location in-use icon update

Microsoft have updated the notification area icon for when an app is using your location. The new icon looks like this:

Location in-use icon update
Location in-use icon update

Displaying architecture in Task Manager

When using the Details tab in Task Manager, Microsoft have added a new option to show the architecture of each process.

Displaying architecture in Task Manager
Displaying architecture in Task Manager

You can add it by right-clicking on a column header, choosing Select Columns, and selecting Architecture from the list. In the Details tab of Task Manager, you can now add this Architecture option.

Cortana App Update

Bing Instant Answers and Timers are back online.

Microsoft continues to work on getting jokes back up and running.

Here are some example queries you can use with Hey Cortana or by typing into Cortana:

  • Set a timer for 10 minutes
  • When was the Space Needle built?
  • Cortana giving you Bing Instant Answers and Timers once again.
Cortana App Update
Cortana App Update

Some more general changes, improvements, and fixes they have made for the PC

  • We fixed an issue impacted System Settings reliability.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Windows Update “Reboot needed” notifications persisting reboot.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the update speed in Task Manager unexpectedly being set to Paused.
  • We fixed an issue when using Narrator that could result in Start not saying the correct index of an app in the all apps list.
  • We fixed an issue where the Search window wasn’t showing acrylic at the top.
  • We fixed an issue from the previous build resulting in the Feedback Hub unexpectedly not showing store apps in the list of contexts when logging feedback under the Apps category.
  • This same issue resulted in the symptom of apps continuing to show Install in the Microsoft Store, rather than Launch, after the app had been installed.

Known issues

  • BattlEye and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues due to changes in the operating system between some Insider Preview builds and certain versions of BattlEye anti-cheat software. To safeguard Insiders who might have these versions installed on their PC, we have applied a compatibility hold on these devices from being offered affected builds of Windows Insider Preview. See this article for details.
  • We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
  • We’re looking into reports of certain external USB 3.0 drives not responding with Start Code 10 after they’re attached.
  • The Optimize Drives Control Panel is incorrectly reporting that optimization has never run on some devices. Optimization is completing successfully, even though it is not reflected in the UI.
  • The Documents section under Privacy has a broken icon (just a rectangle).
  • Remote Desktop Connection crashes when attempting to connect to multiple sessions.
  • Snipping isn’t working on secondary monitors.
  • Timeline isn’t showing any activities.
  • We’re investigating reports that Outlook search isn’t working for some Insiders.

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Written by Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson is a writer for The Redmond Cloud - the most comprehensive source of news and information about Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys writing about Azure Security, IOT and the Blockchain.

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