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Windows 10 preview build 17025 now available to Slow ring Insiders

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A week after its launch on the Fast ring, Microsoft has flighted Windows 10 preview build 17025 to Slow ring Insiders. This is the first Redstone 4 preview build to hit the Slow ring, and it follows the launch of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Build 17025 contains just a few major additions, including some additional Fluent Design elements and revamped Ease of Access settings. There are a number of bug fixes to check out as well. Here's a recap of what's new in build 17025:

  • Revamped Ease of Access Settings: This build adds new Ease of Access settings to make your device easier to use and fit your needs. We also grouped related settings together which help you see, hear or interact with your computer to assist in discovering settings more quickly. Additionally, we heard your feedback and improved setting descriptions to help you more easily understand the available accessibility features. Go to the Ease of Access section in Settings to see what's available to make your computer easier to use!
  • Controlling your Startup tasks: Continuing our work from the previous flight, with today's flight we've updated the Advanced options under Settings > Apps & Features so that UWP apps that are configured to run at startup will now have a new option to see all available tasks specified by the app developer and their status will now have a new option to see all available tasks specified by the app developer and their status.
  • Evolving the Microsoft Yahei Font: As our Insiders from China likely know, Microsoft Yahei is the font we use to display Windows UI text in the Chinese (Simplified) language. We've heard your feedback, and with this build we're updating this font to improve the legibility, symmetry and appearance.
  • Continuing our effort towards Fluent Design, in this build you'll notice that not only have we soften our light press effect based on your feedback, we've also enabled Reveal by default in CalendarView (seen, for example, in the Clock and Calendar flyout). UWP apps leveraging the Preview SDK for this build or higher will see this change automatically.

In addition to the build itself hitting the Slow ring, Microsoft has made the 17025 SDK available to developers. For a full list of fixes and changes in build 17025, check out Microsoft's original blog post.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

4 Comments
  • Perfection. Just keep developing the OS for my Ultramoble Surface...
  • I'm still having trouble getting Cortana to work, even after troubleshooting with their prescribed workaround and doing a complete reinstall from the most recent ISO and updating. Other than that it's a solid build.
  • Wow, that was fast! Next stop: Release Preview j/k
  • Tabbed file explorer would go down a treat. I've been waiting years. A lot of these "features" in the release are kinda... boring?