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The first Xbox One Insider Preview for version 1706 is heading to the Beta ring tonight

Earlier this week, Microsoft released the first preview build of the next feature update for the Xbox One family of consoles to the Alpha ring of the Insider Program. Today, build 15063.4043 will be rolling out to the Preview Beta ring, as the company promised on Tuesday.

The feature update will be version 1706, which indicates that it will be finalized this month. Microsoft also seems to be sticking to a schedule of monthly updates, as it's released one every month since the Creators Update (1703) was released in March.

Here's what's new in build 15063.4043:

  • Profile
    When a signed in user is selected in the Guide, the e-mail address associated with their account will now display under their profile, as well as on Home. This feature is enabled by default for adult accounts, and disabled for child accounts (child accounts will never see the e-mail address associated with their account displayed).

    Adult accounts can disable this feature by navigating to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey.

  • Mixer Co-streaming
    You can now invite a friend to combine their game broadcast with yours! Sign in with an account that has an Xbox Live Gold subscription and invite a friend to your party. Once you’ve begun broadcasting your game from the Guide, you’ll be able to select “Invite party to co-stream” from the Party tab. Co-streaming is currently available only to Alpha Insiders, so we’d suggest using the Insider forums to sync up with other Alpha Insiders to test out this feature.

    Learn more about co-streaming and other features new to Mixer here, and be sure to complete the “Invite to Co-Stream” Quest and Survey in the Xbox Insiders Hub to provide your feedback!

  • Controller Linking
    Signing into your Xbox account can now be done with a click of the Xbox button thanks to the new controller linking feature! You can now link an account to a specific controller by opening the Guide, navigating to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey and selecting the “This controller signs in…” option followed by “Link controller.” From there, test the feature out for yourself by signing out of your account and then turning your controller off and then back on.

    Find more detailed steps and provide your thoughts on this feature by accepting the “Link Your Controller” Quest in the Xbox Insiders Hub!

This is what got fixed:

  • Windows Sonic

    Fixed an issue which could cause distorted sounds and audio glitches when Windows Sonic is enabled.

  • Skype UWP
    Fixed issues which could sometimes cause the Skype UWP to crash during use.

  • Mixer
    Fixed an issue which sometimes caused the virtual keyboard to lose focus (preventing text from being entered).

And finally, there are a couple of known issues; luckily, there's a workaround:

  • Mixer

    • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.

    • When switching games while broadcasting with Mixer, the stream freezes and doesn't allow the user to close or restart the broadcast.

      Workaround: Restart the console.

Microsoft noted that not all features that are planned for 1706 are included in the preview build. Presumably, the company will be adding some of the features that didn't make it into 1705.

If you're on the Preview Beta ring, you'll see today's update at 6:00pm PT, or 9:00pm if you're on the east coast. If you're still on Preview Rings 3 or 4, you'll probably see this update within a week or two, but until then, you can enjoy Custom Gamerpics, which were released to those rings yesterday.

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