Windows 10 Mobile build 15250 brings new features

Microsoft is today releasing a brand new build of Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. The latest build (15250) of Windows 10 actually includes some new features, which has been an unusual sight for most of the recently released Windows 10 Mobile Insider Previews. The latest Windows 10 Mobile features are mostly security-related, built for Microsoft’s enterprise customers.

The new headline feature is support for two-factor authentication which will enable enterprise users to add an additional layer of security to access sensitive data via an MDM policy on Windows 10 Mobile. The update also includes improvements to the built-in VPN feature in Windows 10 Mobile, and more:

  • Two factor Authentication: We are excited to announce that we’ve introduced a two factor authentication unlock mechanism for Windows 10 Mobile. With two factor unlock, an enterprise can enforce an additional security layer to their sensitive data via an MDM policy. Once two factor unlock is enabled, a phone user will have to enter a numeric pin followed by an enterprise-defined factor to unlock the phone. An example of an enterprise-defined factor is a companion device such as an NFC tag which can be used to unlock a phone using our Companion Device Framework sample app and documentation.
  • AppLocker Improvements: A number of customers have provided feedback on the warning prompts for apps that are blocked by enterprise policies. We’ve improved the UX and updated the MDM SyncML scripts associated with the policies. Application restrictions can be configured by either the ApplicationManagement CSP or AppLocker CSP.
  • VPN Improvements: In the modern corporate workplace, mobility is mainstream and secure access to corporate data via VPN has become the norm. We are bringing a range of improvements and features that enhance the reliability of VPN on Windows 10 Mobile. The key updates to our VPN capability are
    • Lots of reliability improvements for VPN connectivity in Windows 10 Mobile.
    • IKEv2 Sleep and Power Enhancements.
      • VPN completes all pending actions before sleep and disconnects.
      • Automatic reconnection on resume.
    • Force tunneled improvements for UWP platform.
    • Proxy improvements for UWP VPN profile.
    • Enabling MMS usage when VPN is connected.

Along with the new features listed above, the latest Windows 10 Mobile build also includes some fixes. If you are a Windows Insider in the Fast Ring, you can get Windows 10 Mobile build 15250 from Windows Update right now.

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