Microsoft recently confirmed that it is developing Windows 10 in version 20H2 and as of today the company starts distributing public betas through the Windows Insider program.
As we mentioned in the morning, Windows Insider has made significant changes to its development, with a simple renaming of the rings. The Fast ring became the Dev channel, while the Slow ring is now called the Beta channel.
The first 20H2 preview version of Windows 10 she is available only for users watching the Beta channel.
More specifically, only users who were in the Slow ring and from today Beta channel will be able to download this version simply because Microsoft does not intend to include significant new features. Instead developers have focused only on improvements.
The Fast ring or Dev channel as it is now called, will be used to test new features that will not have a release date. Most likely some of these features that will be included in these distributions for Insiders, we may never see them in the Beta channel, or we may see them later.
The first 20H2 version of Windows 10 is 19042.330, but instead of being automatically forwarded to users who are subscribed to the Beta channel, Microsoft only makes it available to those who manually check for updates. So to download the new beta build, follow the path:
Settings - Update & Security - Windows Update - Check for updates
Once the new version appears on your device, you can download and install it.
Microsoft says you will only need to do this step the first time to download a 20H2 preview version of Windows 10, as all other updates will be automatically forwarded to your devices.