Windows 10 build 21343 hits the Dev channel

March 24, 2021
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Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 21343 for Insiders in the Dev channel, and unlike some other past releases, this one comes with a few notable changes.

In fact, one of the new features is pretty significant, as you can see from the announcement post.

That being, some fresh new icons in the File Explorer. The Recycle Bin, several of the known folders, and a few other locations all have a completely new look. And just as you would expect, these new icons are designed with the Fluent Design philosophy in mind.

They do provide the file manager with a more modern look, and are a welcome refresh.

Though not everyone will take to them, obviously.

Moving on, we have a couple of improvements for Windows Sandbox and Microsoft Defender Application Guard. Both these features are supposed to get faster loading times, meaning Redmond has optimized them.

According to the company, both Windows Sandbox and MDAG take advantage of a special container technology built into Windows 10. Previously, the container runtime matched the host. Starting with build 21343, a new runtime has been introduced that is designed and optimized for container scenarios.

Not only is it lightweight, but it also allows for faster launch times for both these applications.

Speaking of Windows Sandbox, it has also been updated to come with the new Chromium based Microsoft Edge, thus replacing the legacy version of the browser.

A few smaller changes are also part of this release, including some tweaks with the Start Menu. Microsoft has renamed the Windows Administrative Tools to Windows Tools, as the company works on organizing the admin and system tools in a more straightforward manner in the OS.

You can download build 21343 right now from Windows Update.

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