Microsoft has tried to clear the murky waters of its Windows Insider program by saving its virtual coin toss for those in the Slow Ring. , the version was expected to fall sometime this month.
Unlike previous versions, Microsoft has activated the new features for all Insiders.
The previous agreement had some users running the 18362.10014 compilation with the new toys off while all the good Insiders in the 18362.10015 compilation had their tights full of goodies.
It was a bit frustrating, particularly for users who had signed up for the Insider program to really test things before launch (which was the main point, right?)
It's more Marx (Karl, not Groucho ) that Orwell this time, however, with the Windows Insider team stating that all Slow Ring Insiders are the same, presumably after having finished testing the delivery mechanism planned for 19H2. The generosity does not extend to those in the Release Preview ring, which could be in 18363.329 or 18362.329 according to their fate.
All Insiders in Slow Ring can now have digital assistants, such as Alexa, that will activate from below the lock screen and create events directly from the calendar drop-down menu on the taskbar. Battery life should be better for "certain processors" and there are a lot of improvements in notifications, including the ability to disable notifications from applications or from a website from the notification itself.
Business users will also be able to get their hands on some significant new features without having to wait for the virtual currency to fall in their way. Defender Credential Guard for ARM64 devices and the ability to start Win32 desktop applications in Windows 10 S mode through Intune will be of particular interest.
The key rotation function for displaying secure recovery passwords on MDM-managed AAD devices for Unlocking a BitLocker-protected drive will also be useful. ®