InPrivate Desktop Security Feature is reportedly coming to Windows 10


Microsoft is currently busy winding up the development of its
next major version Redstone 5 which is expected to arrive in
couple of month’s time. The company has already started working
on new features for its next version “19H1′ to be released in
Spring 2019.

Microsoft is working on a new Windows 10 feature called
“InPrivate Desktop” which lets users in enterprise network to
run apps in a sandboxed environment. The feature works
similarly to a virtual machine which automatically resets every
time it’s closed.

The company has named the feature as InPrivate Desktop inspired
from InPrivate Mode in Microsoft Edge. The feature helps in
testing applications from third party sources. and protects the
computer from being infected by running a infected file since
all the files are stored in a sandboxed environment which
doesn’t provide access to system files.

InPrivate Desktop

Microsoft is expected to introduce this feature in Windows 10
Enterprise and could push it out with Windows 10 19H1 which is
expected next year in Spring. Currently there are not much
details about the feature but Microsoft has briefly provided
description of how the feature works in Windows 10.

“InPrivate Desktop (Preview) provides admins to launch a
throwaway sandbox for secure, one-time execution of untrusted
software. This is basically an in-box speedy VM that is
recycled when you close the app,” Microsoft says.

Microsoft also confirms that InPrivate Desktop would require
atleast 4GB RAM, 5GB of free disk space along with 2CPU cores
and hypervisor capabilities enabled in BIOS to run on a PC.

Microsoft has already rolled out its first preview build for

“19H1” to Skip Ahead Insiders couple of weeks ago. We
expect Microsoft to roll out the feature in upcoming preview
builds of 19H1 for testing once the Redmond Giant finalizes the
RTM build of Windows 10 Redstone 5.

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