Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with enterprise security features, pauses app updates for testers

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with some of the enterprise security features the company detailed yesterday. This is the fifth build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to arrive later this year (likely in September).

Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way from its predecessors so it can be regularly updated with not just fixes but new features, too. Microsoft has released many such updates, including three major ones: November Update, Anniversary Update, and Creators Update.

Microsoft today also announced that it is pausing testing of its first-party apps. The company needs Windows Insiders to test the version of the apps that will ship with the Fall Creators Update, so testers will not receive app updates from the Windows Store that are newer than the apps included in a given build. This means some features will disappear — but that just means they will be back after the Fall Creators Update has shipped.

Now let’s take a quick look at what’s new in this build. There are three big feature highlights, and all pertain to enterprise security.

Windows Defender Application Guard now has support for Microsoft Edge data persistence. Once enabled in Group Policy (close Edge and update Windows Components => Windows Defender Application Guard => Allow data persistence), data such as your favorites, cookies, and saved passwords will persist across Application Guard sessions (but not be shared or surfaced on the host).

Windows Defender Security Center now lets you audit, configure, and manage Windows system and application exploit mitigation settings, even if you’re not using Windows Defender Antivirus. To turn it on, click on App & browser control and then scroll to the bottom of the resulting screen…

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