Microsoft release Windows 10 19H2 Insider Preview Build 18362.385 / 19H2 and Build 18363.385 to the Release Preview Ring

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Today Microsoft released Windows 19H1 Build 18362.385 / 19H2 Build 18363.385 (KB4517211) to the Release Preview ring.

The build once again splits the testing groups in the following way:

  • Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring who are on 19H1 Build 18362.329 will get 19H1 Build 18362.385 today.
  • Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring who are on 19H2 Build 18363.329 will get 19H2 Build 18363.385 today.

Insiders in the Release Preview ring who are not yet on 19H2 will continue to see a Windows 10, version 1909 update available if you go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. You can choose to install this update to receive 19H2 Build 18363.385 and future 19H2 builds.

The update contains the following 19H2 features as available on the Slow Ring including:

  • 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.
  • Microsoft has 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.
  • 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. Microsoft has also added a setting to turn off playing sound when notifications appear.
  • Microsoft 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.
  • Microsoft has added a “Manage notifications” button to the top of Action Center that launches the main “Notifications & actions” Settings page.
  • Microsoft has added additional debugging capabilities for newer Intel processors. This is only relevant for hardware manufacturers.
  • Microsoft has made general battery life and power efficiency improvements for PCs with certain processors.
  • A CPU may have multiple “favoured” cores (logical processors of the highest available scheduling class). To provide better performance and reliability, Microsoft has implemented a rotation policy that distributes work more fairly among these favoured cores.
  • Microsoft has enabled Windows Defender Credential Guard for ARM64 devices for additional protection against credential theft for enterprises deploying ARM64 devices in their organizations.
  • Microsoft has enabled the ability for enterprises to supplement the Windows 10 in S Mode policy to allow traditional Win32 (desktop) apps from Microsoft Intune.
  • Microsoft has updated search in File Explorer to show web-powered suggestions in addition to files locally indexed on the PC.
  • Microsoft has 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).

Additionally, this update will now be offered if you use Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) or containers.

Windows 10 Insiders in the Release Preview Ring can download the update by Checking for Updates in Settings. Microsoft is also pushing out 19H2 to 10% of Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring automatically.

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