Development of the upcoming Windows 10 19H1 version is coming to a close, as Microsoft has kicked off the Bug Bash to find and quash problems and issues with the operating system.
As is the case with these events, Windows Insiders are being given the opportunity to complete various quests and surveys in the preview builds of the OS. They will then have to report back their experiences and any bugs that they may come across to the Windows development team.
Interestingly, the focus is on the Windows 10 19H1 development branch, which, as you may be aware is still only available in the Fast ring.
Redmond seems to be once again completely ignoring Slow ring Insiders, meaning a massive portion of Windows Insiders will not be participating in this Bug Bash.
Not the smartest strategy, considering how many issues were found last year in the previous release of Windows 10. The October 2018 Update rollout was pushed back soon after launch due to users finding a number of bugs in the operating system.
Back then, Microsoft skipped an entire ring for testing before launch.
Of course, the company also has 19H1 ISOs available for a clean install if you want. But these are from an old version of the preview, build 18290. What this means is that you will not be able to try many of the quests like the one for enabling the Reserved Storage feature.
Still, this Bug Bash is a sign that we are nearing the launch of a new version of Windows 10.
Expected finalization of version 19H1 is in March, with the rollout and general availability on track for April for all users.
If you would like to join the Bug Bash, point your browser to the Windows Insider Program website.