Microsoft released today a new Windows 10 preview with floating, time, microphone, search, windows update and mail & calendar improvements. This building is from the 19H1 branch, which will be released in the first half of next year.
Windows 10 is developed as a service, which means that it regularly receives new features. Microsoft has released six major updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, Fall Creators Update, April 2018 and October 2018 update.
Microsoft Fluent Design has taken on power and user menus at Start menu and in the Power menu on the login screen. If you look closely, check the added icons.
Microsoft has added an option in date and time settings to manually synchronize the clock with the time server. It also shows the last time that time synchronized and the address of your current time server.
If you sweep over the new microphone icon, it now shows which app has access to your microphone. If multiple apps are using your microphone, it will only list how many. Double-click the icon opens settings for microphone privacy.
When you start a search, you now notice an updated landing page with more space for latest activities, easy theme support, a touch of acrylic and it includes all search filtering options like pivot.
The improvement of Windows Update is smaller. When your device has an update that requires a reboot, you will see the Windows Update icon with an orange indicator in the notification area (system tray) that warns you to reboot the device.
The latest app and calendar app (version 11001.20106) makes it easier to track your data in Microsoft To-Do – just switch directly to To-Do in app navigation. This update is not linked to this Windows 10 building. You should be able to find it in the Microsoft Store.
Error Corrections and Known Issues
This 19h1 building contains the following general bug fixes and improvements:
- Fixed a problem that caused PDF files that were opened in Microsoft Edge did not show up correctly (small instead of using the whole space).
- Fixed a problem that resulted in the rolling of the mouse wheel in many UWP apps and XAML surfaces unexpectedly rapidly during recent buildings. 19659012] Some updates on the taskbar to reduce the number of times you can see the icons redraw. Most noticeable when interacting with the trash, but also in other scenarios.
- Antivirus software must run as a protected process to register with Windows and appear in the Windows Security app. If an AV app does not register, Windows Defender Antivirus continues.
- Solve a problem that causes the system unexpectedly to consume a high amount of CPU for longer periods when aggregating Bluetooth devices.
- Solve a problem that resulted in Cortana.Signals.dll crashes in the background.
- Solve a problem that caused Remote Desktop to display a black screen for some users. The same problem can also cause freezing over the remote desktop while using VPN.
- Solve a problem that resulted in mapped network drivers that may appear as Not available when using the network usage command and displays a red X in File Explorer.
- Improved compatibility of the author with Chrome.
- Enhanced performance for magnification-centered mouse mode.
- Solve a question where Pinyin IME would always display English mode in the taskbar, even when writing in Chinese in previous flight.
- Fixed a problem results in languages that display an unexpected “Inaccessible input method” in the list of keyboard in Settings if you have added the language via Language Preferences during the latest flights.
- The new Japanese Microsoft IME introduced with build 18272 has returned to the one delivered with the October 2018 update when Microsoft takes into account feedback.
- Support for LEDBAT in uploads to delivery optimization partners on the same LAN (behind the same NAT). Currently, LEDBAT is only used by delivery optimization in uploads to group or internet providers. This feature should prevent overload in the local area network and allow user monitoring traffic to be automatically reset when the network is used for higher priority traffic.
Today’s update strikes Windows 10 from building 18282 (available for testers in November 14) to build 18290.
This building has 10 known issues:
- The hyperlink color needs to be refined in dark mode in stickers if the insights are enabled.
- The setting page will crash after you change your password or PIN, we recommend using the CTRL + ALT + DEL method to change the password
- Due to a merge conflict, the settings are missing to enable / disable Dynamic Lock. from login settings.
- Settings crash when you click on the option “View storage usage on other devices” under System> Storage.
- The Windows Security app may display an unknown status for the Virus and Threats area or not properly updated. This may occur after upgrading, restart or settings change.
- Delete previous version of Windows in Configure storage session can not be selected.
- Settings will crash when you open voice settings.
- Insiders may see green screens with the wrong System Service Exception in win32kbase.sys when interacting with some games and apps.
- There is an update block to build on a small number of computers using Nuvoton (NTC) TPM chips with a specific firmware version (18.104.22.168) due to an error that causes Windows Hello face / biometric / PIN Login does not work.
- If you are installing some of the latest buildings from fast speed, switching to slow ring – any content like activating developer mode fails. You need to stay in the Quickbar to add / install / enable any content. This is because optional content is only installed on buildings that are approved for specific rings.
Do not always install on your production machine.