Microsoft has just released a new 20H1 compilation for Windows Insiders in Fast Ring, and the launch of Today is a bit special since Microsoft is also sending a cumulative update for the new compilation to test its service channel. If you are a member of Fast Ring Insider, you should see build 18970 in Windows Update, as well as cumulative update 18970.1005 (KB4518974).
Quick note on 18970: If your device is set to Skip Forward, the publication for That ring is in progress. The compilation will appear for download once it is completed. It can take up to 2 hours, but it can happen sooner. Sorry for the delay! https://t.co/TjmYCFQYK7[19659004▪—WindowsInsider(@windowsinsider) August 29, 2019
“We are testing our ability to service a compilation at the same time it is released. The result for Insiders should be that they are in Build 18970.1005 after completing these updates, "the Windows Insider team explained today.
After installing this new 20H1 build, a subset of Fast Ring Insiders can see a better tablet experience for 2- PCs in 1, with a search icon contracted in the lower left corner, more space between the taskbar icons and other subtle improvements for tablet users.This new user interface is still a work in progress , but Microsoft will listen to user comments before releasing more Insiders.
Update : To be clear, it is not the existing tablet mode in Windows 10. If you have the Tablet Mode disabled in your 2-in-1 PC, you will now get a better tablet experience in traditional desktop mode when you remove your detachable keyboard or enter "store mode" for devices with a 360 ° hinge. In addition, it seems that Windows 10 will no longer automatically activate the tablet mode when your 2-in-1 PC adopts the tablet posture, the tablet mode will have to be enabled manually.
I don't know what "touch mode" is. Instead of activating the tablet mode when you change a 2-in-1 PC to a tablet posture, this only activates key touch enhancements, but remains with the familiar desktop experience as noted in the blog post. The tablet mode is still there and can be used.
– Brandon LeBlanc (@brandonleblanc) August 29, 2019
– Brandon LeBlanc (@brandonleblanc) August 29, 2019
The other new feature in this compilation is the addition of a cloud download option by choosing "Reset this PC" in Settings. This feature appeared in earlier versions of 20H1, but was not functional until now. As the name suggests, downloading in the cloud will allow Windows 10 users to download Windows 10 from the cloud to speed up the reinstallation process, which should be more convenient for users with a high-speed Internet connection.
Last but not least, the new Cortana beta application will be available to all Fast Ring Insiders in the US. UU. that will install today's compilation. Once you have this new version of the digital assistant, it will be updated through the Microsoft Store like other applications in the inbox.
You can get more details about all the new features in build 18970 below:
Introducing a new 2-in-1 convertible PC experience tablet!
We are beginning to implement a new 2-in-1 convertible tablet PC experience like Beta for Windows Insiders. This new experience allows users entering the tablet posture to remain in the family desktop experience without interruption, in addition to some key tactile improvements:
- More space between taskbar icons.
- The search box on the taskbar contracted into an icon. Explorer switches to optimized touch design
- The touch keyboard automatically invokes when you touch the text fields.
As part of this, we have also made some small changes to the tablet section in Settings.
This experience is currently available for a portion of Insiders while assessing quality. These are the steps once it is available on your PC:
- Use your convertible PC as a laptop as you normally would, opening applications and interacting with them.
- When you are ready to pick it up and leave or just lie on the couch, you can fold the keyboard or remove it completely, and you should switch to this new mode shown above.
- Now use your device as a touch tablet.
We would love to hear your comments about the new experience: share your ideas here.
Introduction of a new option Reset this PC: download in the cloud
Reset this PC now offers users a new option to download Windows or use local reinstallation. Previously, Resetting this PC could only do a local reinstallation and build a new Windows installation from existing Windows files. When this feature was introduced in Windows 10 version 1507, it provided the advantage of allowing Windows to be recoverable without requiring additional disk space to store a compressed backup of Windows in a hidden partition. We have heard comments that some of you would prefer to use your high-speed Internet connection to speed up this process simply by downloading Windows.
Important note: This is a recovery operation and will remove the applications you have installed. In addition, if the "Delete all" option is selected, the user data will also be deleted. For more information on this PC Restore and other recovery options, visit aka.ms/win10recoveryoptions.[19659004font>[19459040font>GIFdemoquemuestraelflujodeclicdesdeConfiguración>Actualizaciónyseguridad>RestablecerestaPCusandolaopcióndedescargaenlanube"854"height="639"data-recalc-dims="1"/>
The cloud download option will reinstall the same compilation, version and edition that is currently installed on your device. This new cloud download option is available for all Windows 10 devices and is different from the "Recover from the cloud" function available on some previous Windows 10 devices.
- The download option Cloud does not currently work when specific optional features are installed. The process will begin, but an error will occur and the changes will be reversed. To solve this problem, remove the optional features before trying the cloud download option. We will inform you once this problem has been resolved. Optional functions are: EMS and SAC Toolset for Windows 10, IrDA infrared, Print Management Console, RAS Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK), RIP Listener, all RSAT tools, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Windows Fax and Scan, Windows Storage Management, Wireless Display, WMI SNMP Provider
Other updates for Insiders
Continuing with the launch of Cortana
The new Cortana experience is now available to all Insiders in the Fast ring in the United States. If it is available on your device and you have not tried it yet, we would love to hear your comments! We have published a Search in the Comment Center to help you get started.
As usual, this new compilation also brings a couple of bug fixes and general improvements, and Microsoft has fixed a loss of DWM memory that was affecting the previous two flights. We invite you to consult our publication separately for the complete list of improvements and known issues in this compilation.
Additional reading: 20H1, build 18970, Fast Ring, Windows 10, Windows Insider