Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 17730 to the Fast ring with Your Phone and more

Just three days ago, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17728 to the Fast ring. The build came with Your Phone, although the feature wasn't activated just yet, and Microsoft promised that the feature would arrive later this week.

While many users were able to activate Your Phone this morning, the company released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview to the Fast ring today, build 17730, saying that the feature is now live. If you're unfamiliar, Your Phone allows you to interact with your phone form your PC, sending and receiving SMS messages, making calls, and even interacting with your photo gallery. Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, the feature is limited if your phone is an iPhone.

Here's the full changelog:

Your Phone app is now LIVE!

Android phone users, you can finally stop emailing yourself photos. Drag and drop that photo from your phone onto your PC. Copy, edit, or ink on that photo, right from your PC. With Your Phone app, live today for Windows Insiders, you get instant access to your Android’s most recent photos on your PC. Try it out by opening Your Phone app. You will receive an app from Microsoft which you must download to your mobile phone and follow the setup prompts. Build 17723+ is highly recommended for the best experience. Android 7.0+ are compatible with Your Phone app. For PCs tied to the China region, Your Phone app services will be enabled in the future.

For iPhone users, Your Phone app helps you to link your phone to your PC. Surf the web on your phone, then send the webpage instantly to your computer to pick up where you left off to continue what you’re doing–read, watch, or browse with all the benefits of a bigger screen. With a linked phone, continuing on your PC is one share away.

A Faster Safer Internet with HTTP/2 and CUBIC:

The Internet is part of our daily lives both at work and at home, in the enterprise and in the cloud. We are committed to making your Internet experience faster and safer, and in this blog, we discuss how the features in Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 brings those goals to reality.

  • Windows 10 Microsoft Edge clients will take advantage of connection coalescing for HTTP/2 as supported in Windows Server 2019
  • Improved security on Microsoft Edge browsers by guaranteeing HTTP/2 preferred cipher suites
  • Improved performance on Windows 10 thanks to Cubic, the new default TCP congestion provider

For a full writeup detailing this improvement, please see our announcement A Faster, Safer Internet.

Aligning the Insider Feature Update experience with Retail

When you are asked to restart for new flights, you will now receive the same notifications and experience as what we plan to provide to our retail customers. Depending on your ring, you will be asked to schedule your restart for the first couple of days, then we will ask if we could automatically schedule restarts outside of your active hours. Your participation in this experience will help us understand rough edges to improve before we release to retail.

It's worth noting that Microsoft is starting to wind down Redstone 5 development, as it will likely be finalized next month. That usually means more frequent builds in the Fast ring, and even in the Slow ring. The fact that we've seen two Fast ring builds just this week should be a sign that Microsoft is focusing on fixes, and we're starting to see more stable builds.

There's still a Bug Bash going on until Sunday, and as you'd expect, Microsoft is hoping that you'll complete some Quests in the Feedback Hub with the new build.

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