Microsoft has released the first preview of Windows 10 that will be released in April 2020. No, it is not a typo. Windows 10 20H1 development work begins.
Microsoft released the first preview of the build not Windows 10 19H2, as you would expect, but the next upcoming feature update for its operating system that will come to us in the spring of 2020.
Perhaps the news is a little bit awkward, since Microsoft has not yet finished the April 2019 update, codenamed 19H1, and is expected to begin as 1903. But the company explains its rush by saying that some of the features it plans for the first 2020 version require a long-term test.
By making the first preview available so early, Microsoft wants to get more feedback from users. However, the company has not yet provided details of these features that it wants to try. The 201 version is only available for Skip Ahead users.
This is reported by Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider program: “Some of the things we work on at 20H1 require longer delivery times. We will start releasing the 19H2 to the Insiders late this spring, after we have finished with the 19H1. Once the 19H1 will be "almost ready", we will use the preview ring to check the quality of the 19H1 ο drivers.
As a result, Windows 10 build 18836 is now available for download, but only for registered Windows users who are in the Skip Ahead ring. There are no new features in this first build, as Microsoft paves the way for more significant improvements. You can see the complete changelog in Doan Sarkar's announcement.
Skip Ahead records have already been closed as Microsoft offers limited space on this channel because creations released to these users may contain significant bugs or performance problems.