Windows 10 Update
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16241 was the Fifteenth Build of Windows 10 Fall Creator Update. It was Released on 13 July 2017, via “RS3” (RedStone3) Development Branch.
Windows Shell Improvements
Recover your pin and password from the lock screen
Self Service solutions empower end users, unburden helpdesk/IT admins, and save organizations money. Cloud Self Service Password Reset (Cloud SSPR) has been a really popular Azure AD Premium (AADP) feature and now Microsoft wants to take this great capability one step further – Windows Integration. If you’re using an AADP or MSA account and you find yourself stuck at the login screen, you can now reset your password and PIN straight from here. Just click the “Reset password” (for password) /”I forgot my PIN” (for PIN) link and you’ll be prompted to go through the AAD or MSA flow to reset it. Once reset, you’ll be returned to the login screen where you can log in with your newly minted credentials.
Refining Acrylic Material
Microsoft has heard your feedback, and in response to today’s build, you’ll notice they have softened the noise layer of Acrylic Material. Below you’ll find a side by side comparison of how it was and how it is now. This will take effect in any XAML based UI and apps where Acrylic Material can be seen which targets Build 16241+.
PC Gaming Improvements
- Fixed an issue preventing profile cards in the Xbox Live in-game experience from working.
- Also fixed an issue causing the Game bar to crash while broadcasting.
Task Manager Improvements
Some design changes to the GPU section of Performance tab
- The GPU name is now shown on the left-hand side of the Performance tab for each GPU.
- Now default to the multi-engine view, which shows performance monitors for the four most active GPU engines. Typically, you’ll see charts for the 3D, Copy, Video Encode and Video Decode engines. For a single-engine view, you can press right click on the chart.
- There is now a total GPU memory text counter next to the dedicated and shared text counters at the bottom of the Performance tab.
- The Direct X version now also contains the highest supported DX feature level.
Improved how Microsoft Edge’s processes are labeled in Task Manager
In Build 16226, they introduced grouping an app’s processes together in Task Manager. For Microsoft Edge, tab processes were labeled in Task Manager with their web page title.
Starting in Build 16241, additional processes (such as the Chakra JIT Compiler, UI Service, and Manager process) are now labeled in Task Manager.
Mixed Reality Improvements
- Added support for Mixed Reality Motion Controllers over USB (Wireless/Bluetooth support to come soon!)
- Connection reliability improvements (Code 43 errors in Device Manager).
- Updated the Mixed Reality Portal icon.
- Updated teleportation experience to make this more intuitive and direct.
- Also improved the stability of the headset during your Mixed Reality session.
- Fixed the issue where the Hill on the side of the cliff house flickers.
- Also fixed where the audio of HoloTour can now turn off promptly when switching between apps and cliff house.
- Fixed speech commands to work during exclusive app sessions.
- Improved the experience where they can now load the Environment effectively with no black screen during startup.
- Mixed Reality Portal now explicitly informs users that headsets require USB 3.0.
- The support improved for ASMedia and other 3rd party USB controllers
- 4K 360 Video streaming has also been improved in this build.
- 3Glasses improvements: They have fixed various issues with 3Glasses headset and controller to help jumpstart your development.
- Preset holograms in the Cliff House now show up in the right order.
- The issue Fixed where the black screen is shown when the environment is loading.
- Fixed the headset’s sleep cycle to correct according to user activities.
- Fixed the issue to enable users to share the Mixed Reality captures to Facebook.
Delivery Optimization Improvements in Build 16241
Delivery Optimization has been synonymous with “Peer-to-peer” but few people are aware that it is also used as the main downloader for content downloaded from Windows Update and Windows Store. Even without P2P, is what makes downloads from Windows Store much faster as well as makes downloads of Quality and Feature updates far more reliable. In line with this, the main settings page – now titled “Delivery Optimization” – indicates that while you can enable or disable the P2P functionality, Delivery Optimization is still used when downloading updates and apps directly from Microsoft’s content servers. You can go to this page via Settings > Update & security > Windows Update under “Advanced options” and then “Delivery Optimization.
You may notice two new links under the Delivery Optimization settings page that provide you with some new features for more control and visibility:
Delivery Optimization Advanced Options
Here you can configure various Download and Upload settings.
Delivery Optimization continuously measures your available bandwidth during a download. Also dynamically adjusts the amount of bandwidth used in background downloads to ensure these downloads won’t interrupt your use of your device. However, Delivery Optimization may not be aware of download activity that takes place on other devices in your household. If you have limited connectivity and would like to minimize the impact. You can now use the Download settings to throttle your download speed for background downloads.
If you own multiple devices Microsoft encourages you to allow downloads from other PCs on your local network. That to reduce the amount of bandwidth used by your devices that are downloading the same updates.
In addition, if you enable the option to download from other PCs on the Internet, you may want to restrict the use of your upload bandwidth by throttling the upload speed or the total amount of bytes sent to other devices by enabling a Monthly upload limit.
Here you can see the overall bandwidth used in downloads of OS Updates including Feature and Quality updates as well as Store App downloads and updates on your device. You will also be able to see exactly the amount of data coming from other PCs on your local network or other PC on the Internet based on your settings.
Note that the data reflects the bandwidth used since the first day of the month.