And with a new edge! Sorry, too good of a chance to miss this. But the news of the day is that Microsoft has finally released the first Windows 10 20H2 build for Insiders.
This preview version arrives as build 19042.330.
20H2, also known as Manganese, is basically going to be delivered in the form of an enablement package that bumps up the build number by one — very much similar to the fall update that Redmond release last year.
The build revision number will always match between this and Windows 10 version 2004, and both variants will continue to get the same cumulative updates.
Just like versions 1903 and 1909 do.
As you can imagine, Microsoft has not announced any new major features for this build. And it will not, in all likelihood. Except for the fact that this will be first version of the operating system that will ship with the new Chromium-powered Edge web browser baked in.
One notable change, though.
And that being the fact that Windows 10 version numbers will no longer be actual numbers from here on. Starting with the 20H2 release, they will be the same as the codename. Meaning, 20H2 will not be renamed to version 2009 or anything, it’s just going to stay what it is.
John Cable clarifies this, saying that consumer communication will continue to use friendly names, like the May 2020 Update for the most recent release.
Speaking of releases, build 19042.330 is what’s currently the Slow ring of the Windows Insider Program, which will soon be the Beta channel.
Ready to download this first 20H2 preview build? Then simply make sure that you are enrolled in the abovementioned state, and then check for updates. You can seek it by opting to download and install this release.