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Windows 10 build 20185 releases in the Dev Channel

Windows 10 introduces changes to make it easier to configure DNS and DoH settings with build 20185.

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 build 20185 for devices enrolled in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. This is the update number 31 available for testers, and it includes some new improvements that are expected to arrive in future releases of the operating system.

Windows 10 build 20185, according to the company, makes it a little easier to change the network settings using the Settings app. For example, editing the DNS server address is now a top-level option in the network’s properties page. Also, you can now configure the DNS traffic to be encrypted over HTTPS (DoH) in the network’s properties page to increase privacy and security of your browsing activities.

If you have an Ethernet connection, the option is available on Settings > Network & Internet > Status. Click the Properties button, then select Edit IP assignment or Edit DNS server assignment and it will be available in the popup.

Otherwise, if you use a wireless connection, the option is available on Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi. Click the adapter properties option, then select Edit IP assignment or Edit DNS server assignment and it will be available in the popup. (Currently you will not see the encryption options if you go to the individual network’s property page.)

If you’re setting up DNS over HTTPS, you can add any of these IP addresses to unlock the option and choose the encryption.

Windows 10 DoH settings (source: Microsoft)
Windows 10 DoH settings (source: Microsoft)

After you enable the encryption, you can confirm it is working by looking at the applied DNS servers in the network properties and see them labeled as “(Encrypted)” servers.

It’s also possible to use any custom DoH address that Windows 10 doesn’t recognize, but you’ll need to use the netsh command tool to set it up.

Also, starting with build 20185, Windows 10 is relocating the 3D Viewer app into the Windows Accessories folder in the Start menu. When using the Start menu in full screen mode, the background is now slightly less transparent to prevent readability issues. Also, the software giant is noticing that starting with build 20175, Windows 10 enables 647 new MDM policies across 56 ADMX files to enable commercial customers to configure policies that are also supported through Group Policies.

Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements, fixes, and known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20185 at the Windows Blog.

Download Windows 10 build 20185

The preview is available immediately through the Dev Channel. This preview build will download and install automatically on your computer, but you can always force the update from Settings Update & security > Windows Update, and clicking the Check for updates button.

You can learn more about all the changes available in the current development process of Windows 10 in this guide.