Skip Ahead Merged with the Fast Ring as Microsoft Starts Pushing Windows 10 2020 Builds to Everyone


Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18875 from the 20H1 branch - Windows 10 version releasing next year. With today's release, the Windows maker is moving the Fast ring forward to 20H1 and merging Insiders who had opted-in to Skip Ahead back into the Fast ring. "That means Insiders in the Fast ring and those who opted-in to Skip Ahead will receive the same builds going forward," the company wrote.

Currently, Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview ring are on the May 2019 Update, which will be released to the public next month. The May 2019 Update is also up for grabs by everyone who's interested through the Release Preview ring.

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Here's everything that is new with today's Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 18875:

East Asian Microsoft Input Method Editor (IME) Improvements:

The New Japanese IME is now available to all Insiders in Fast!

During 19H1, we announced we were working on a new Japanese IME. We got a lot of great feedback, and the IME was taken offline for a time while we worked on improving the experience based on what you’d told us. Today the IME – now more secure, more stable, with improved game compatibility, and more – is once again available for all Insiders starting with this build. If you speak Japanese, please take some time to evaluate how it feels to use the IME (with all the improvements) for daily usage, and let us know what you think! If you already were using the Japanese IME, you’ll automatically have the new one when you install this build – if you weren’t already using the Japanese IME, you can add it by going to Languages Settings and adding Japanese to the list.

New IMEs are available for Simplified and Traditional Chinese!

Just like the Japanese IME above, we’ve been working on refining your Chinese typing experience, and are happy to share that we have new versions of the Chinese Simplified IMEs (Pinyin and Wubi), as well as the Chinese Traditional IMEs (Bopomofo, ChangJie and Quick). We’ve improved the security and reliability by redesigning how they work with applications. You’ll also notice we’ve added a cleaner interface for the candidate window and settings pages. Improved and renewed settings of the IMEs are available in the Settings app. If you’re using one of the IMEs and you’d like to check it out, the fastest way there is to right-click the IME mode indicator in the taskbar and select Settings (you can get there from the Language Settings page by clicking the language, and going into options). Looking forward to hearing what you think about it!

There are also several general fixes, improvements, and known issues. To check those, head over to the official blog post.

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