Items tagged with windows 10 20h1

At this point in time, it is reasonable to assume Microsoft is wrapping up work on the upcoming Windows 10 20H1 update, which will be the first of two major upgrades to Windows 10 this year. The Windows Insider program supports this notion—things have slowed down, in terms of what is being introduced. From now until release, it is probably a matter of polishing things up and stomping out bugs, rather than continuing to introduce more features into the mix. So, what can we expect? First let's talk about how Microsoft handles Windows 10. As with prior versions of Windows, Microsoft dishes out monthly security patches. This come on the second Tuesday of every month, and are often referred... Read more...
Microsoft continues to add new features and functions to the 20H1 update that is headed to Windows 10 next year, and if you are a member of the Windows Insider program, you can test them out through preview builds. The latest preview build, version 18990, introduces a few more goodies to the mix. The latest build is available to Insiders who subscribe to the Fast ring. These builds are less polished than the ones that appear in the Slow ring, and "may contain bugs that might be painful for some." So, keep that in mind before hopping into the Fast ring (it's not possible to switch rings without doing a clean install). Among the changes in the build 18990 is automatic restarting of Universal Windows... Read more...
Microsoft is pushing out a new Windows 10 build to Fast ring subscribers in the Windows Insider program (on purpose this time!). The new build (18945) is a preview version of the 201H update that is headed to PCs in the first half of next year, rather than the one that will roll out later in 2019 (currently codenamed 19H2). It brings with it a handful of improvements, including ones centered around Linux. Windows 10 users who are also fans of Linux can look forward to a proper Linux kernel in Microsoft's operating system, with the release of the 20H1 update next year. In the meantime, Microsoft continues to tweak and test things through its Windows Insider program. For this round of testing,... Read more...
Microsoft has a pretty embarrassing problem on its hands, and it is affecting a number of users in the Windows Insider program. Microsoft has several “rings” that it uses to distribute test builds of Windows 10 to Insiders. Slow, Fast, and Skip Ahead builds escalate in their instability, but offer users a way to test out upcoming features ahead of the general public. However, an error on Microsoft's part caused an internal build of Windows 10 20H1 -- Build 18947 -- to push to all Windows 10 development rings. This error is problematic on multiple fronts. Those on the Slow ring are used to relatively stable test builds, and with this being an internal build, it's definitely more prone... Read more...
Microsoft has committed to rolling out two major feature upgrades to Windows 10 every year. However, it is looking as though the upcoming 19H1 release later this year will be more akin to a Service Pack upgrade from the days of old, whereas the 20H1 release next year will be more substantial. With that in mind, here is what we know about Windows 10 20H1. First, the release—as the codename implies, it will land on PCs during the first half of next year. Exactly when remains to be seen, though as a point of reference, the first major upgrade of 2019 was the May 2019 Update, which rolled out in...you guessed it, May! Here is how things have shaken out so far (and going forward)... Windows... Read more...
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it would soon be merging the Fast and Skip Ahead rings together so that they would both receive future Windows 10 20H1 (First Half 2020) builds. One of the latest fruits of these new combined rings is Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18875. One of the major features that is being touted in this release is the ability to see Android app notifications from within Windows 10. As long as you have the Your Phone app installed on your Android phone (and synced with your Microsoft account), you'll be able to see your incoming phone notifications via a pop-up in Windows 10 in real-time. Not only can you customize which app notifications you receive... Read more...
Microsoft is making some changes to the "rings" within its Windows Insider program. In a blog post today, Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc asked Insiders to take a peek at their ring settings to see how they would like to proceed going forward. For starters, Microsoft has confirmed that users previously on the Fast ring will not be delivered builds of Windows 10 19H2 (2019, Second Half). Instead, they will be shifted to Windows 10 20H1 development builds, which is scheduled to land around this time next year. For those that are up to the challenge, Microsoft does present this warning: 20H1 builds are from our development branch (RS_PRERELEASE) and as is normal with builds early in the development... Read more...
Microsoft has thrown us all for a loop with its announcement today of the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build. At the start of the month, Microsoft opened up its Skip Ahead program, which allows Windows Insiders to test [early builds of] future Windows 10 versions.  At the time, we incorrectly assumed that Microsoft would be delivering the Windows 10 19H2 (2019, Second Half) Update to testers, since Windows 10 19H1 Update testing is wrapping up. However, Microsoft today announced that those on the Skip Ahead track will instead receive builds of Windows 10 20H1. That's right, Microsoft is skipping ahead by two full versions for a major Windows 10 update... Read more...