Looks like the pieces are finally falling into place, as far as development of the Windows OS goes. Microsoft has made available the first Windows 10 20H1 build in the Slow ring of its preview program.
This, after the software titan streamlined things with the Windows Insider Program by getting rid of the Skip Ahead channel recently, which was designed for very early preview builds.
The software titan actually began testing out the upcoming 20H1 release all the way back in February, offering it to those lucky few who were enrolled in the Skip Ahead subset of the Fast ring. Thereby, testing a version of the OS a full year out before release.
With an entire update in between, for good measure.
It was only months later that Redmond let the Slow ring users start testing Windows 10 19H2.
But as we near the launch of 19H2, which will be shipped to people as the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, the software titan is now ready to promote the 20H1 release to the Slow ring. And this is exactly what the company has done today.
If you have a system signed up for the Slow ring channel, you can check Windows Update, and should find Windows 10 Insider Preview build 19013 up for grabs.
This is the same preview version that was released to the Fast ring two weeks ago. Of course, since this is the first 20H1 build in the Slow ring, it comes with all the features and options that the Fast ring channel has been enjoying.
Speaking of, word is that Windows 10 20H1 is now very close to being feature-complete — if it is not already. Some are even saying that the final bits will see daylight sometime in December, with the final rollout set to commence shortly thereafter in about a month or so.
In any case, before that happens, this is your chance to give this latest version of the OS a try.