Microsoft has just released the very first preview of Windows 10 19H2, the feature update due in the fall.
Insiders enrolled in the Slow ring can thus download it right away, albeit there are several changes happening with build 18362.10000.
First and foremost, this build is released just like a regular cumulative update, and not as a full build as it was the case until now in the Windows Insider program.
Microsoft says this should make the update process faster and less disruptive.
“To deliver these updates in a less disruptive fashion, we will deliver this feature update in a new way, using servicing technology (like the monthly update process) for customers running the May 2019 Update who choose to update to the new release. In other words, anyone running the May 2019 Update and updating to the new release will have a far faster update experience because the update will install like a monthly update,” John Cable, Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, says.
Release due in September
The company confirmed that the update should be ready in September, so Windows 10 19H2 will spend a little over two months in the Windows Insider, and this raises doubts over the likelihood of substantial changes being developed.
Earlier this year, it was speculated that Windows 10 19H2 could land in the form of a modern service pack, as Microsoft would focus specifically on refining the performance of the OS and changes under the hood, rather than on new features.
Windows 10 build 18362.10000 doesn’t bring any visible changes, as Microsoft says it included only improvements for OEMs.
“This update contains two behind-the-scenes changes designed for OEMs and does not contain anything visible to Insiders. We’re using this update to test our process and servicing pipeline for delivering these updates to customers,” Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider program, explains.
Moving forward, these updates will ship with some new features…