Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20175 to the Dev channel

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20175 to the Dev channel. There are a couple of new features in this build, but one notable change is that this one is supported for AMD-powered PCs, whereas build 20170 wasn't. This is notable because anyone on build 20161 or earlier are subject to their build expiring on July 31. In other words, if you have an AMD processor, you'll want to grab this build.

As for the new features, one of them is quick access to pinned sites in Edge, so if you click on a pinned site in the taskbar, you'll see previews for all instances of that site across all of your open windows. Another new feature is Eye Contact for the Surface Pro X, something that was touted back in November when the device was introduced. It corrects your gaze so it looks like you're looking into the camera.

Finally, you'll be able to reset UWP apps in PowerShell, rather than only being able to do so in Settings. Here's the full changelog:

Improving pinned sites in Microsoft Edge

Earlier this month, we announced ALT + TAB between apps and sites, the first of our new productivity enhancements coming to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Today, we’re announcing another feature we’ve been working on to make you more efficient when browsing the web: quick access to tabs for your pinned sites. Clicking a pinned site on the Taskbar will now show you all of the open tabs for that site across any of your Microsoft Edge windows, just like you’d expect for any app with multiple open windows. Please let us know what you think!

This feature is currently rolling out to a subset of Insiders today and requires Microsoft Edge Insider Build 85.0.561.0 or higher (Canary or Dev Channel).

NOTE: Since this is an early preview, existing sites on your Taskbar will not experience this new behavior until you remove and re-pin them.

For more details on our new multitasking improvements, check out our post on the Microsoft Edge blog.

Introducing Reset-AppxPackage

For some time now, you’ve been able to reset your UWP apps in Settings – with today’s build we’re now exposing this ability via PowerShell as well. To do this, you’ll need the appx package name, so your use of the command may look like this:

>> Get-AppxPackage *calculator* | Reset-AppxPackage

The benefit of enabling this via PowerShell is that if needed you will now be able to run the reset commands for certain system components that are not currently listed as available to reset in Settings, for example Start.

Please note by nature of this command, if you choose to run it it will reset your experience back to the default experience and you will lose the associated app data.

Make a more personal connection with Eye Contact on Surface Pro X

Powered by artificial intelligence capabilities of the Microsoft SQ1(TM) processor, Eye Contact helps to adjust your gaze on video calls so you appear to be looking directly in the camera on your Surface Pro X. Windows Insiders can turn this feature on via the Surface app on their Surface Pro X.

In the 'other updates' section, there are new icons for Snip & Sketch and Sticky Notes, although those are independent of the build.

As always, you can grab today's build via Windows Update. If you're not on the Dev channel yet, you can enroll by going to the Windows Insider Program tab in Settings.

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