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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16215 brings improvements to Network connection properties and more

Michelle Fleming
Microsoft

Hello Insiders!

 

Today we are excited to be releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16215 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.

 

This build includes an update to Network connection properties, Per app runtime broker, Windows update improvements and a new context menu for WI-Fi networks. For full details, please consult the Windows Insider Blog.

 

Network connection properties page has been updated to provide an improved network experience: We've heard your feedback that setting a network profile to public or private isn't discoverable, so we've updated the Network connection properties page to make it easier and prominent.

 

Per app Runtime Broker: If you open Task Manager, you will notice UWPs now use per-application instanced Runtime Broker processes, rather than all sharing a single session-wide Runtime Broker. This will help improve resource attribution, resource management, and fault tolerance.

 

View your active Windows Update policies: If there are any applied group policies for Windows Update, a page will now appear in Windows Update Settings so you can look through them.

 

Understanding your updates: We now list out the individual update status and progress in Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. So if there are multiple updates pending (for example, a new build, a driver update, and a definition update for Windows Defender), you can see and track each different status, which wasn't as obvious with the single progress bar used in prior builds.

 

A new context menu for Wi-Fi networks in the View Available Networks flyout: To get you where you need to go faster, we've added a new context menu full of quick actions when you right-click one of the listed Wi-Fi networks. Options include Connect, Disconnect, View Properties, or Forget Network.

 

Join us!

Our next Webcast on our Mixer Channel is Wednesday June 14 / 1030-12PM (530-7pm UTC).

 

2 Replies

when is the print function going to be fixed in insider built 16215. My printer wont print at all cannot print to pdf with any application. Had to roll back to build 16199. Was not able to evaluate of the newer features as i cannot operate the pc without the ability to print

Printer issue: I have two different computers with two different printers- one networked (Brother)  and the other usb (HP) .  Update to 16215 made both unavailable. Had to uninstall all software/drivers and reinstall.  Then both worked again..

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