Microsoft today announced a new Windows 10 preview with new features like Windows Sandbox, Symbols and Kaomoji Support, and Automatic Restart and Sign On (ARSO) for businesses. It also includes improvements for Start, Windows Security, Clipboard, Logon, Task Manager, Troubleshooting, Settings, and File Explorer. This building is from the 19H1 branch, which appears in the first half of next year.
Windows 10 is being developed as a service, which means that it receives new features on a regular basis. Microsoft has released six major updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, Fall Creators Update, April 2018 Update, and October 2018 Update.
This building simplifies the default Start layout for new devices, new user accounts and clean installations. It has a column design, reduced tile on top level, and tailor made version for commercial and educational customers. If you upgrade to this building, you will not see a new setup because Windows updates will not change what you see in the Start menu.
Microsoft describes Windows Sandbox as "a new lightweight desktop environment tailored for safe operation of applications in isolation." This is where you can run an executable file you are not sure or burn a clean installation of windows without setting up a virtual machine. Any software installed in Windows Sandbox stays in the sandbox only and when it is closed, all its files are deleted. The feature is sent with Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise.
For security features, Windows Security has a new protection history experience. It still shows discoveries of Windows Defender Antivirus, but it also contains results from the Windows Defender offline scanning tool and provides more detailed information about threats and available actions. Additionally, there is now a Tamper Protection setting that provides additional protection against changes in key security features, including limiting changes that are not made directly through the Windows Security app.
When you press WIN + (period) or WIN + (semicolon), in addition to emoji, the pointer now contains symbols (punctuation, currency, geometric, math, latin, language) and kaomoji. This experience began to roll out with build 18252, but now available to all Windows Insiders.
The slider clipboard (Windows key + V) is updated to offer a more compact user interface. Because 90 percent of the elements in the clipboard history are text, the design is now optimized for text bits, which means that multiple entries can be displayed without having to scroll.
As part of Microsoft's search for killing passwords, the company supports Windows setup and logging with a phone number account. You can use an SMS to configure your account first, then use Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint, or a PIN to log in. When you talk about PIN codes, the Windows Hello reset experience has been reshaped to match the look of the web.
In addition to critical troubleshooting, which happens automatically and can not be disabled, Windows 10 will now also recommend troubleshooting for other issues. One example is to temporarily turn off a setting that occasionally causes an app or function to crash. You can then turn it on again when the issue is resolved with an update.
ARSO automatically signs into a user after an update has finished setting up and then locking on the PC. This feature (Settings => Accounts => Login Options => Privacy) is enabled on Cloud Domain Joined devices that meet certain security requirements: BitLocker is enabled and suspended during upgrade, TPM 2.0 and SecureBoot.
If you have a preferred category in Task Manager, you can now set it as the default tab (Options => Set the default tab). When you start Task Manager, it will now start there.
The content settings now have a header at the top so you can take quick action on things like logging in and managing your Microsoft account. It also gives you an easily visible system status, for example when updates are available.
With building 18272, File Explorer got a new standard date format called Friendly Dates. It's now easier to turn off (just right-click on the modified column change and change).
The new Japanese IME is back, after being taken online a few weeks ago, but via a shifted rollout. It contains enhanced key customization options and improved candidate window reliability.
– Emil Protalinski (@EPro) December 19, 2018
This building also introduces a new Office app and integrates Cortana
Errors and Known Issues
This 19H1 building contains the following general fixes and improvements:
- Fixed a problem that resulted in error checking "KERNEL SECURITY CHECK FAILURE" error while creating / launching World Cup or installing / performing scans with certain AV programs.
- Fixed an issue where the Open Folder icon in File Explorer had a white background using dark theme.
- Fixed a problem in the previous building where Settings crash when opening voice settings.
- Fixed a problem where the Action Center did not have an opening animation in the latest aircraft.
- Fixed a problem where the activities were listed so you could easily retrieve where you left when you opened searches, everyone had an unexpected old time stamp.
- Fixed a problem where the search box in the taskbar had a truncated dark frame in a light theme.
- Fix a few scenarios that can cause the taskbar to unexpectedly become transparent.
- Fixed a problem that could result in taskhostw .exe unexpectedly consumes a lot of CPU for a long time.
- Fixed an issue where Settings would crash when you click "Show storage usage on other drives" under System> Storage in newer buildings.
- Fixed an issue where "Delete previous version of Windows" in Configure storage sensitivity could not be selected.
- Fixed an issue that resulted in unexpectedly backing backup for someone with a message saying media is read-only (error code 0x80070 013).
- When the Search section is visible in Settings, it now comes before Update and Security.
- Fixed an issue where some pages in Settings had more space on top than others.
- Fixed a problem that resulted in ☆ and some other characters that are not displayed correctly in certain text fields.
- Fixed an issue where Windows Ink Workspace used the old Microsoft Store icon.
- Fixed an issue where the emoji pointer may pull partially outside the screen if it was called near the bottom of the screen.
- Fixed a problem where the second line of the input indicator in the taskbar, when displayed, was not readable in an easy theme.
- Updates messages in the Cutter tool to include a tip about using WIN + Shift + S to improve discoverability.
- Fixed an issue where, in the Details tab in Task Manager, you could not sort by the "Shared GPU Memory" column.
- Fixed an issue that prevented ShellExperienceHost.exe from being blocked by the device. "A Miracast session is currently connected." Despite the fact that this session has already been disconnected.
- Fixed a problem from previous flight where, in some systems, the High Definition Audio Controller failed to start code 10, resulting in no sound from built-in speakers and microphone.
Today's update bounces Windows 10 from build 18298 (available for testers on December 10th) to build 18305.
This building has 11 known issues:
- The hyperlink colors must be refined in dark mode in stickers whose insights are enabled.
- The Windows Security app may display an unknown status for the Virus and Threats area, or do not update properly. This may occur after upgrading, restart or settings change.
- The process cmimanageworker.exe can hang, which causes system slightness or higher than normal CPU usage. This can be reversed by starting the computer if it occurs.
- Launch of games using BattlEye anti-cheat trigger an error check (green screen).
- USB printers can be displayed twice in the devices and printers under Control Panel. Reinstalling the printer resolves the problem.
- When you click your account in Cortana Permissions, the user interface is not logged out of Cortana (if you were already logged in) for some users in this building.
- If you & # 39; using Hyper-V and have added an external vSwitch in addition to default, many UWP apps will not be able to connect to the Internet. Removing add-on switch will resolve this.
- The task scheduler user interface may appear blank even if it is scheduled. For now, use the command line to see them.
- Creative X-Fi sound card does not work properly.
- When you try to update to build 18305, some S Mode devices will download and restart but fail the update.
- If you install any of the latest buildings from the quick ring and switch to slow ring – optional content, so it does not miss developer mode. You must remain in the Quick Ring to add / install / enable optional content. This is because optional content is only installed on buildings approved for certain calls.
As always, do not install this on your production machine.