Microsoft Releases Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 18936

Microsoft today released another new version of Windows 10 20H1 to Insiders in the Fast ring. Build 18936 includes passwordless sign-in and Quick Event Create.

Microsoft today released Windows 10 20H1 preview build 18936 to Insiders in the Fast ring. This build follows up last week’s build 18932 which includes new features to Accessibility and notifications in the Your Phone app. In addition to general fixes and improvements, today’s build also includes some new offerings including “Passwordless” sign-in and “Quick Event Create” for Calendar. Here is a look at what you can expect.

Windows 10 20H1 Build 18936

Quick Event Create allows you to create Calendar events directly from the Taskbar. The new feature will make it easier to create new events and reminders from the cock and calendar flyout.

The passwordless sign-in feature is being added to this build. This allows you to use your Microsoft account to sign using Windows Hello with a fingerprint or your face. Microsoft says: “Enabling passwordless sign in will switch all Microsoft accounts on your Windows 10 device to modern authentication with Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint, or PIN.” It can be turned on via Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options.

In addition to the new features above, here is the list of other fixes and improvements:

  • We fixed an issue that was causing failures when installing games via the Xbox app in the previous flight.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Photos live tile potentially drawing outside the bounds of the tile.
  • We fixed an issue where the emoji panel would crash when high contrast was enabled.
  • We updated the disk type text in Task Manager’s Performance tab to now match the size of the other subtext on that tab.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in items not launching in the foreground when selected from the taskbar jump list of certain apps.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the virtual desktop thumbnail in task view not updating after moving a window to a different desktop.
  • Running Windows Sandbox no longer requires Administrator privilege.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the composition string not being shown in certain apps when typing with the Japanese IME.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain apps crashing when typing with the Chinese Pinyin IME.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain games unexpectedly just showing a black screen when run in full screen mode on some devices recently.

Remember, 20H1 is the Insider build that is the feature update expected for Spring of 2020. Microsoft this week announced that 19H2 will basically be a service pack and is coming this September. So, you can expect a lot of bugs and issues for both users and developers. Make sure to read Microsoft’s full blog post for all changes, known issues, and workarounds.

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