After a long vacation, Microsoft today launched a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18309 (19H1) for Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring.
Streamlined Windows Hello reset experience now available on all Windows editions
Microsoft knows it's hard to remember that a PIN can be tricky so Microsoft wanted to give its Microsoft account users a newly updated Windows Hello PIN – Reset experience with the same look as logging on to the web. Check it out in today's building by clicking on the "I forgot my PIN" link when you log on to Windows with a PIN.
When originally announced on Build 18305, this experience was only available to Insiders on Windows 10 Home Edition. With today's update, Insiders can try it out on any Windows 10 edition.
Log on to Windows with password-free Microsoft accounts on all Windows 10 editions
Microsoft pushes forward to eliminate passwords and keep your accounts safe with another cool feature. With Build 18305, Microsoft announced support for setting up and logging on to Windows 10 with a phone number account, without having to create or manage problems with an Insiders password using the Windows 10 Home Edition. Today, support extends to all Windows 10 editions!
If you have a Microsoft account with your phone number, you can use an SMS code to log in and configure your account on Windows 10. After setting up your account, you can use Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint or a PIN code (depending on device features) to log on to Windows 10. No password required anywhere!
Creating a Phone Number Account Without a Password
If you do not already have a password-free phone number account, you can create one in a mobile app such as Word on your iOS or Android device to try it. Just go to Word and register with your phone number by entering your phone number under "Login or Register for Free".
Add Passwordless Phone Number Account to Windows
Now that you've created a passwordless phone number account, you can use it to sign in to Windows with the following steps:
- Add your account to Windows from Settings> Accounts> Family and other users> "Add someone else to this PC."
- Lock your device and select your phone number account from the Windows login screen.
- Since your account does not have a password, select "Login options", click on the "PIN" option, and click Login.
- Review weblog and Windows Hello setup (this is what you want to use to sign in to your account again on the login files)
You can now enjoy the benefits of logging into Windows with a passwordless phone number account.
- Ad d multiple voices : Users can download multiple voices in other languages without downloading language packs. To do so, go to Narrator Settings and select the "Add more voices" link.
- Narrator Home Navigation: The main actions on Narrator Home, such as QuickStart and Settings, are now buttons and not Listview items.
- Read Current Phonetics: Added Narrator + 5 times Narrator command to render current character phonetics.
- Other improvements:
- Improved reading of controls while navigating and editing
- Improved table reading in PowerPoint
- Improved reading and navigation of experiences with Chrome and Narrator
- Improved interaction with the Chrome menu with Narrator
Ease of Access Improvements
- Cursor and Pointer: Building on the mouse work announced with 18298, Microsoft added an additional 11 additional mouse pointer sizes to the Cursor and Pointer settings. There are now 15 sizes.
- Microsoft solved a problem where using Hyper-V with external vSwitch in addition to default resulted in many UWP apps failing to connect to the Internet.
- Microsoft fixed two issues that resulted in green screens citing a problem with win32kfull.sys in newer buildings – one when using an Xbox controller with your PC, one when interacting with Visual Studio.
- Microsoft solved a problem where changes in mouse button settings in Settings would not last.  Microsoft has made some small adjustments to the text on various pages of Settings.
- Microsoft solved a problem that resulted in XAML context menus over the system occasionally not invoking the latest multiple aircraft.
- Microsoft solved a problem that resulted in explorer.exe crashing when you right-click a network printer.
- If you press WIN + H to start dictation in a non-supported language, Microsoft has now added a notice explaining that this is why poem Ation does not start.
- Based on your feedback, Microsoft adds a warning now that will appear the first time you press Left Alt + Shift – it explains that this hotkey triggers a language input, and includes a direct link to the settings where hotkey can be disabled if you pressing it, it was unintentional. Deactivating Alt + Shift will not affect the use of WIN + Space, which is the recommended hot key for changing input methods.
- Microsoft solved a problem where the cmimanageworker.exe process can hang, causing system issues or higher than normal CPU usage.
- Based on feedback, if you clear the Pro, Enterprise, or Education editions of Windows installation, Cortana voice-over will be disabled by default. The screen reader users can still choose to launch the Narrator at any time by pressing WIN + Ctrl + Enter.
- When scan mode is on and Narrator is on a slider, the left and right arrows will decrease and increase the slider. The up and down arrows continue to navigate to the previous or next paragraph or item. Home and finally will move the slider to the beginning or end.
- Microsoft solved the problem where Narrator could not be turned off when the Narrator "Another Easy Access Application Prevent Narrator from Supporting Touch …" message box was displayed.  Microsoft solved the problem where Narrator did not read process / applications from Task Manager when "More Details" view was selected.
- Narrator now announces the hardware buttons as volume keys.
- Microsoft solved some problems related to mouse size, does not increase / decrease properly when DPI is set to anything other than 100%.
- Microsoft solved the problem where magnification failed to follow the narrator marker in Magnifier-centered mouse mode if the "Follow Narrator Cursor" option was selected.
- If you saw Windows Defender Application Guard and Windows Sandbox not launched on Build 18305 with KB4483214 installed, it will be resolved when you upgrade to this build. If you're still encountering launch issues after upgrading, please log in and we'll investigate.
- Microsoft improved Windows Sandbox to better support high DPI monitors.
- If you looked at random, so frequent explorer.exe crashes with Build 18305, Microsoft has changed the server side to fix this during break. Notify Microsoft if you continue to experience crashes and they will investigate. The same problem is suspected of being the root cause, which causes some Insiders to find the Start, will return to default in the previous build.
- Hyperlink colors must be refined in dark mode in Sticky Notes if insights are enabled.  The Windows Security app can display an unknown status of the Virus and Threat area, or not update properly. This can occur after upgrading, restarting or changing settings.
- Launch of games using BattlEye anti-cheat, triggering an error check (green screen) – Microsoft is investigating.
- USB printers can be displayed twice in Devices and Printers under Control Panel. If you reinstall the printer, the problem resolves.
- Microsoft is investigating a problem where you click on your account in Cortana Permissions, not bringing the user interface to log out of Cortana (if you were already logged in) for some users in this building.
- The Task Scheduler user interface can be displayed empty even though there are scheduled tasks. For now, you need to use the command line to see them.
- Creative X-Fi sound card does not work properly. Microsoft is working with Creative to address this issue.
- When you try to update this building, some S Mode devices will download and restart, but the update fails.
- Nightlight functionality is affected by a fault in this construction. Microsoft is working on a solution, and it will be included in an upcoming construction.
- When you open the Action Center, the quick action section may be missing. Be grateful for your patience.
- When you click the network button on the login screen, it does not work.
- Some text in the Windows Security app may not be correct or missing at the moment. This may affect the ability to use some features, such as filtering protection history.
- Users can see a warning that their USB is in use when trying to throw it out using File Explorer. To avoid this warning, close all open file explorer windows and unplug the USB media using the notification area by clicking "Safely Remove Hardware and Deploying Media" and then select the drive to separate.
- In some cases it may look like this is building downloads and installing successfully, but actually it didn't. If you think you are making this mistake, you can type "winver" in the taskbar search box to double check your construction number.
- If you are installing any of the latest buildings from the swath ring and switching to slow ring – Optional content to enable developer mode will fail. You must remain in the Quick Ring to add / install / enable optional content. This is because optional content will only install on buildings approved for specific rings.
Windows 10 Insiders in Fast Ring can download the new building by checking for updates in settings.