Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18836 (20H1) released

Microsoft has just released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18836 in Skip Ahead ring. This is a build within the 20H1 development branch – should end in the Spring 2020 Windows, something that should come out in a year.


Currently we're testing the previews from the 19H1 development branch and sometime in the near future we'll have previews from the 19H2 development branch for the 'Fall 2019 Windows 10'. At first I believed in a typo that Dona Sakar made in her tweet:

But when I compared the build numbers (currently the Insider Preview 18334 from the 19H1 development branch is available in the Fast Ring, I realised that they released a build from an development branch that will end 2020 in a Windows 10 feature update. Thought 'What they are smoking in Redmond' – and it seems that I'm not alone.

The announcement of the new Insider Preview Build 18836 from the 20H1 development branch can be found in the Windows Blog.


Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing a new build to Insiders who have opted into Skip Ahead. These builds are from the 20H1 development branch. Some things we are working on in 20H1 require a longer lead time. We will begin releasing 19H2 bits to Insiders later this spring after we get 19H1 nearly finished and ready; once 19H1 is "nearly finished and ready" we'll also use the Release Preview ring for previews of drivers and quality updates on 19H1.

Who the heck is eager to test this 20H1 Insider Preview build? What I'm missing here?

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1 Response to Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18836 (20H1) released

  1. Crysta T Lacey says:

    ME, Gunter.

    I am on Skip Ahead and now 2003 Build 18836. I personally think it is better and easier to stick to version numbers and real year and month.

    2003 will get all of the bits current. Bits from all of the CU's + 1903 + 1909 + 2003.
    That is what SA Ring has always been about. It is that they really haven't used it effectively in the past.

    1909(soon to be Fast Ring) will get bits from all of the CU's + 1903 + 1909.

    1903(soon to be Slow) will get bits from all of the CU's + 1903

    1809(Still in the RP Ring) will get bits from all of the CU's

    Once 1809 goes CBB, it will release RP Ring to 1903 for CB testing of the CU's and everything above will drop down a Ring.

    At least that is how I am reading what MS has published so far. As you know everything can change tomorrow or next week.


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