The holiday season is over, and that means Microsoft is back with the goodies. The first Windows 10 build is here in the Fast ring of the Windows Inside Program.
Providing us with a look at a few new features of the upcoming 19H1 release.
Windows 10 build 18309 doesn’t bring too many changes, with the highlight feature probably being the new Windows Hello PIN reset experience. It is now available on all versions of the OS — previously it was only pushed to the Home version.
As Microsoft details, this streamlined experience now has the same look and feel as signing in on the web. Users can check it out by clicking the forgot my PIN link when singing into Windows.
The company also continues its drive to make passwords obsolete by allowing users to create a password-less phone number account, and then adding it to Windows. They can the enjoy the benefits of signing into the operating system with your phone number account.
A new Windows 10 build will be no build at all, if it did not come with some Narrator and Ease of Access improvements.
And there are a few here.
Including options to add more voices, refined navigation and better table reading in PowerPoint. On the Ease of Access side of things, there are some enhancements to the mouse work that Redmond unveiled recently, upping the count of additional mouse pointer sizes to 15.
All said and done, nothing really big and noteworthy in this new version.
Build 18309 is simply just another step towards the RTM release of the 19H1 that is currently scheduled for March. We’ll probably see a few new features this month, with the next one focused on bug fixes and last-minute improvements.