Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build brings new security features

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Microsoft is today releasing two new builds of Windows 10. The company is releasing build 16232 for PCs, and build 15228 for Mobile devices. Windows 10 build 16232 for PCs brings some new features and improvements to the OS, but the Mobile build only includes some very minor bug fixes as per usual.

In terms of features, Windows 10 Build 16232 focuses heavily on security for its enterprise customers. The company is adding a number of improvements to Windows Defender Application Guard in Microsoft Edge. The browser can now access all the important features such as your saved passwords and favorites when you are on a session secured by Application Guard. This feature isn’t enabled by default, and IT Pros will need to enable it manually from Group Policy in order to allow data persistence for the Application Guard.

In addition to Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge, Microsoft is also adding the ability to manage, configure and audit the Windows system and application exploit mitigation settings from the Windows Defender Security Center app. You are not required to use the antivirus functionalities of the Windows Defender Security Center, but Microsoft says the feature is currently under development so it may include some rough edges.

There is a number of other security enhancements that are packed in the latest build of Windows 10, which should make the OS even more secure. If you are interested, you can find the full changelog for both of the builds here.

Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring can get build 16232 on their PCs and build 15228 on their Windows 10 Mobile device right now from Windows Update in the Settings app.

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