Windows 10 Insider Preview 19H2 Build 18362.10019

[German]Microsoft has just released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362.10019 in the Slow Ring. All features for Windows 10 19H2 testers from the circle of Windows insiders who voted for the Slow Ring have been released. For Windows insiders who are using the release preview ring with Windows 10 19H1 (Version 1903), the new build may also be rolled out. The build belongs to the 19H2 development branch, which will lead to a new Windows 10 feature update in a few weeks.


All 19H2 Insider in Slow Ring get Build 18362.10019

I recognized the announcement of the new Insider Preview via the following tweet. It’s a new build for Insider running Windows 10 19H2 the Slow Ring.

Within the Windows-Blog you will learn that testers with build 18362.10041 and build 18362.10015 get this feature update. Here is the Microsoft explanation::

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

Users of Windows 10 May 2019 Update that has activated the Slow Ring should receive the updates for the 19H2. So all Windows insiders who test in the Slow Ring should have the same build again

Update chaos fixed? Insider with 19H1 watch out

With the above build Microsoft tries to eliminate a point of criticism (A/B tests for Windows Insider Previews), which I took up in the blog post Windows (Insider Program): Quo vadis? But Microsoft wouldn’t be Microsoft if you couldn’t create an additional pinch of chaos in the same breath. 


In the latter article an addition with date 8/5 was made, which is a typo and must be 9/5. Microsoft writes there:

UPDATE 8/5: We have increased the “seeker” experience for 19H2 in the Release Preview ring to 100%. This means that everyone in the Release Preview ring should see a Windows 10, version 1909 update available If they go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Insiders who choose to install this update will be updated to 19H2 Build 18363.329. We are also beginning to push 19H2 out to 10% of Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring as well. This means 10% of Insiders in the Release Preview should see 19H2 Build 18363.329 offered automatically.

Users of Windows 10 Version 1903 in Release Preview Ring can use the Settings app in Windows Update to check for updates. If things go well and you belong to the 10% of guinea pigs, the upgrade to 19H2, but to build 18362.10029, is also offered in the release preview ring. So Insider in Slow Ring get 10019, while the Release Preview Ring has 10019.

But there is another limitation: If you use Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) or Container on this system, Microsoft does not offer this version of 19H2. It’s always surprising to see this wonder bag from Microsoft.

What is unlocked in build 18363.319?

Finally, an outline of which features Microsoft unlocked in Windows 10 19H2 Build 18363.319 (and probably also in 329).

  • Windows containers require matched host and container version. This restricts customers and limits Windows containers from supporting mixed-version container pod scenarios This update includes 5 fixes to address this and allow the host to run down-level containers on up-level for process (Argon) isolation.
  • A fix to allow OEMs to reduce the inking latency based on the hardware capabilities of their devices rather than being stuck with latency selected on typical hardware configuration by the OS.
  • Key-rolling or Key-rotation feature enables secure rolling of Recovery passwords on MDM managed AAD devices upon on demand request from Microsoft Intune/MDM tools or upon every time recovery password is used to unlock the BitLocker protected drive. This feature will help prevent accidental recovery password disclosure as part of manual BitLocker drive unlock by users.
  • A change to enable third-party digital assistants to voice activate above the Lock screen.
  • 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.
    Add events directly from the Calendar flyout on your Taskbar!
  • 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.
    We have added friendly images to show what is meant by "banner" and "Action Center" when adjusting the notifications on apps.
    (Click to size)
  • 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 new build for all 19H2 features enabled in the slow ring, the new build also includes general improvements for these features.

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