Microsoft Finally Drops a New Windows 10 19H1 Preview Build


After weeks of wait and some blocking bugs, Microsoft has finally started rolling out a new Preview Build to Windows Insiders signed up with the Skip Ahead program. While Microsoft is currently working on finishing the development of Windows 10 Redstone 5 - due for a public release in October - the company has also started sending builds from the Windows 10 19H1 branch to a small group of Insiders who managed to sign up with the Skip Ahead program.

In the coming weeks, we are hopefully going to see more exciting features coming from this 2019 Windows 10 version, right now it's just playing catch up with the Windows 10 Redstone 5, which has received quite a few build in the past two weeks. Here's what is new with Windows 10 19H1 Preview Build 18214.

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Windows 10 19H1: Your Phone app is now LIVE!

Android phone users, check it out and keep the feedback coming. Build 17723+ is highly recommended for the best experience. Your Phone app is also live for Insiders who are in Skip Ahead running 19H1 builds. With Your Phone app, you get instant access to your Android’s most recent photos on your PC. Drag and drop that photo from your phone onto your PC. Copy, edit, or ink on that photo, right from your PC. Android 7.0+ are compatible with Your Phone app. For PCs tied to the China region, Your Phone app services will be enabled in the future.

For iPhone users, Your Phone app helps you to link your phone to your PC. Surf the web on your phone, then send the webpage instantly to your computer to pick up where you left off to continue what you’re doing–read, watch, or browse with all the benefits of a bigger screen. With a linked phone, continuing on your PC is one share away.

A Faster Safer Internet with HTTP/2 and CUBIC

The Internet is part of our daily lives both at work and at home, in the enterprise and in the cloud.  We are committed to making your Internet experience faster and safer, and in this blog, we discuss how the features in Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 brings those goals to reality.

  • Windows 10 Microsoft Edge clients will take advantage of connection coalescing for HTTP/2 as supported in Windows Server 2019
  • Improved security on Microsoft Edge browsers by guaranteeing HTTP/2 preferred cipher suites
  • Improved performance on Windows 10 thanks to Cubic, the new default TCP congestion provider

For a full writeup detailing this improvement, please see our announcement A Faster, Safer Internet.

For more details on general fixes, improvements, and known issues, head over to the official announcement page.