Microsoft announces Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362.10019 (19H2)



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Today Microsoft released 19H2 Build 18362.10019 to ALL Windows Insiders in the Slow ring which brings new features, improvements, and numerous fixes.

If you’re a Windows Insider in the Slow ring, you can update to the 18362.10019 (19H2) by going to Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update and then looking for new updates.

  • IF you received Build 18362.10014 with 19H2 features turned OFF by default on 8/19 – you WILL receive Build 18362.10019 today with all 19H2 features turned ON.
  • IF you received Build 18362.10015 with 19H2 features turned ON by default on 8/19 – you WILL receive Build 18362.10019 today with all 19H2 features turned ON.

If you’re on the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and just joining your PC into the Slow ring to take 19H2 updates, you will also receive Build 18362.10019 with all 19H2 features turned on. Everyone in the Slow ring should be on the same build now with all the following 19H2 features turned on:

  • Windows containers require a host and custom container version. This restricts customers and limits the support of mixed container scenarios by Windows containers. This update includes 5 patches to fix this problem and allow the host to run down-level containers on up-level for process (Argon) isolation.
  • A patch that allows OEMs to reduce ink latency based on the hardware capabilities of their devices, rather than saving the latency selected by the operating system in the typical hardware configuration.
  • The Key-Rolling or Key-Rotation function allows you to safely run recovery passwords on AAD devices managed by MDM on demand from Microsoft Intune/MDM tools or whenever a recovery password is used to unlock the drive protected by BitLocker. This function prevents accidental disclosure of passwords when the user manually unlocks BitLocker.
  • A change that allows third-party PDAs to perform voice activation on the lock screen.


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  • You can now quickly and easily create an event directly from the Calendar flyout in the taskbar. Simply click on the date and time in the lower right corner of the taskbar to open the calendar pane, select the desired date and start typing in the text box – you will now see online options to set the time and place.

  • 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.
  • We have enabled Windows Defender Credential Guard for ARM64 devices for additional protection against credential theft for enterprises deploying ARM64 devices in their organizations.
  • We have enabled the ability for enterprises to supplement the Windows 10 in S Mode policy to allow traditional Win32 (desktop) apps from Microsoft Intune.
  • We have updated search in File Explorer to show web-powered suggestions in addition to files locally indexed on the PC.
  • We have added the ability for Narrator and other assistive technologies to read and learn where the FN key is located on keyboards and what state it is in (locked versus unlocked).

In addition to the 19H2 features being turned on for everyone in the Slow ring, this update also includes the general improvements for these features.

See the official Microsoft release page here.



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