Microsoft Releases TWO Windows 10 19H2 Preview Builds to Slow Ring Insiders

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Microsoft has released two builds from the upcoming Windows 10 19H2. Build 18362.10012 will be available for those who are currently running Windows 10 19H2 Build 18362.10005; Build 18362.10013 is out for Windows Insiders currently on 19H2 Build 18362.10006. Both builds are now out for Slow ring Insiders.

As the Windows maker had announced earlier, it is testing the ability to ship new updates with features turned off by default so that they can be turned on via controlled feature rollouts. "This helps us gain better feedback on overall build quality," Microsoft writes. "A subset of Insiders in the Slow ring will have features turned off by default, and another subset will have them turned on by default."

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From today's release if you get Build 18362.10012 with featured turned off by default, whereas those getting Build 18362.10013 will get all the features enabled by default. To add to the mystery, Microsoft said that if you are just now joining the Slow ring to begin testing 19H2 updates, "it’ll be a virtual “coin toss” as to whether your PC gets features turned on or turned off."

Here's the complete changelog of Windows 10 19H2 Preview Builds 18362.10012 & 18362.10013

  • You can now quickly create an event straight from the Calendar flyout on the Taskbar. Just click on the date and time at the lower right corner of the Taskbar to open the Calendar flyout and pick your desired date and start typing in the text box – you’ll now see inline options to set a time and location.
  • The navigation pane on the Start menu now expands when you hover over it with your mouse to better inform where clicking goes.
  • We have added friendly images to show what is meant by “banner” and “Action Center” when adjusting the notifications on apps in order to make these settings more approachable and understandable.
  • Notifications settings under Settings > System > Notifications will now default to sorting notification senders by most recently shown notification, rather than sender name. This makes it easier to find and configure frequent and recent senders. We have also added a setting to turn off playing sound when notifications appear.
  • We now show the options to configure and turn off notifications from an app/website right on the notification, both as a banner and in Action Center.
  • We have added a “Manage notifications” button to the top of Action Center that launches the main “Notifications & actions” Settings page.
  • We have added additional debugging capabilities for newer Intel processors. This is only relevant for hardware manufacturers.
  • We have made general battery life and power efficiency improvements for PCs with certain processors.
  • A CPU may have multiple “favored” cores (logical processors of the highest available scheduling class). To provide better performance and reliability, we have implemented a rotation policy that distributes work more fairly among these favored cores.

For more details, head over to the official blog post.

As a reminder, the next Windows 10 feature upgrade will be a minor release delivered as a cumulative update

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