Windows Insider Program Finally Cleans Up Its 19H2 Mess

Posted on September 5, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 18 Comments

Microsoft is finally allowing all Insiders in the Slow ring to actually test Windows 10 version 19H2 features: Today, it released Windows 10 18362.10019 with all 19H2 features enabled.

“Today we are releasing 19H2 Build 18362.10019 to ALL Windows Insiders in the Slow ring,” the Microsoft announcement notes. “Everyone in the Slow ring should be on the same build now with all the 19H2 features turned on.”

As you may recall, only 10 percent of Insiders in the Slow ring were previously given the opportunity to test new 19H2 features. Now, everyone in the Slow ring—those who previously installed build 18362.10014 (with new features turned off by default) or 18362.10015 (with new features turned on by default), or those who join the Slow ring today—should finally be able to test the new functionality in 19H2 (Windows 10 version 1909).

Better still, we finally have a feature list for 19H2. Key new features include:

  • You can now create a calendar event directly 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,” Microsoft notes. “You’ll now see inline options to set a time and location.”
  • The navigation pane in the Start menu now expands when you mouse over it.
  • Those few enterprises that have actually deployed Windows 10 in S mode can now add a policy to allow desktop (Win32) apps deployed via Intune.
  • File Explorer search now shows web-powered suggestions in addition to locally indexed files.

As you can see, nothing too major. For a complete list, check out the original Microsoft post.

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