Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 19042.962 (20H2) on the build preview channel with a new News & Interests taskbar

Today Microsoft released Windows 10 20H2 version 19042.962 (KB5001391) to insiders on the release preview channel for insiders who are on 20H2 (Windows 10 October 2020 update).

The most interesting change is the deployment of the News & Interests taskbar on Windows 10 20H2, which was being tested in the Dev channel.

Microsoft Windows 10 Taskbar News Weather

See the full changelog below:

  • Microsoft is rolling out news and topics to the Windows taskbar on the Beta and Release Preview rings. This has been made available in Dev Channel, with improvements underway based on Insider feedback. Taskbar News and Points of Interest keep you up to date with information at a glance, and Microsoft can’t wait to hear what you think.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that prevented a site from exiting Microsoft Edge IE mode as expected.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that was unable to completely remove mandatory profiles when you log out when using the “Remove cached copies of roaming profiles” Group Policy.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that caused blank tiles to appear in the Start menu with names such as “ms-resource: AppName” or “ms-resource: appDisplayName”. These blank tiles represent installed applications and appear for approximately 15 minutes after updating to a newer version of Windows 10. Installing this update prevents these blank tiles from appearing on the Start menu.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue with Microsoft’s Japanese Input Method Editor (IME) that prevented an application’s custom candidate window from displaying correctly.
  • Microsoft has fixed an issue that occurs when you install Inventory apps.
  • Microsoft has fixed an issue that includes kernel mode rules for .NET applications in Windows Defender application control policies. As a result, the policies generated are much more important than necessary.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that caused device health attestation to fail on devices.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that turns off S mode when you enable System Guard Secure Launch on a system running Windows 10 in S mode.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that resulted in lsass.exe memory usage increases until the system becomes unusable. This happens when Transport Layer Security (TLS) resumes a session.
  • Microsoft has fixed an issue with a race condition between the Task Scheduler and the Desktop Service. Therefore, users cannot automatically join an Azure Active Directory (AAD) hybrid domain and the error 0x80070490 is generated.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that caused Azure Active Directory authentication to fail after logging in on Windows Virtual Desktop computers.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that caused AAD work accounts to unexpectedly disappear from certain applications such as Microsoft Teams or Microsoft Office.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue with a partial service connection point (SCP) configuration that caused dsregcmd.exe to stop working. This issue occurs because of a case-sensitive domain name comparison that occurs when joining a hybrid Azure Active Directory domain using single sign-on (SSO).
  • Microsoft has fixed an issue that accidentally triggers Hybrid AAD Join when the “Register domain-joined computers as devices” Group Policy is set to OFF. For more information, see Post-configuration tasks for hybrid Azure AD join.
  • Microsoft has added the ability to adjust the amount of idle time before a headset goes to sleep in the Settings app for Windows Mixed Reality.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that could generate a Stop error when Docker containers were running with process isolation.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that caused Auto Enrollment and Certificate retrieval to fail with the “Parameter is incorrect” error.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that could prevent Microsoft Defender Application Guard virtual machines from responding when Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office opened a document. This issue may occur on some devices or in drivers that use GPU hardware accelerated scheduling.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that prevented some media players from playing content on hybrid devices running with dGPU on iGPU displays.
  • Microsoft has addressed an issue with the race conditions that causes high CPU usage. As a result, the system stops working and crashes occur.
  • Microsoft has fixed an issue with a deadlock in the New Technology File System (NTFS).
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that resulted in DWM.exe to stop working in certain cases.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that could prevent an app screen from working when using an embedded Remote Desktop ActiveX control in an HTML page.
  • Microsoft has improved the Windows Server Storage Migration Service by:
    • Added support for migrating NetApp FAS arrays to Windows servers and clusters.
    • Solve several problems and improve reliability.
    • For more information, see Storage Migration Service Overview.

Insiders of the Post Preview channel can download the update by checking for updates in Settings.

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