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Microsoft fired up the speculation machine last night by issuing a fresh build of Windows 10 to lucky skip-ahead testers: and it contains code from 2020s Windows.
Windows Insiders are Microsoft's army of volunteer testers, given access to early versions of Windows 10 in order to give the OS a thorough kicking on as many hardware configurations as possible. Until yesterday, "Skip Ahead" meant opting to jump beyond the next version of the operating system for ever shinier toys.
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As such, anxious testers were wondering when 19H2 would put in an appearance, with 19H1 (likely called the Windows 10 April 2019 Update) nearing release. The "Skip Ahead" ring was briefly opened just over two weeks ago, and users have been impatiently awaiting their first glimpse of 19H2, likely the "October 2019 Update", ever since.
Would it see the return of Sets? Might there be hints of a leaner, lighter Windows? Perhaps some more beatings with the dark mode stick that so many inexplicably enjoy so much?
Surprise - Skip - Ahead - Users - Glimpse
Surprise! Those Skip Ahead users are actually getting a glimpse of a Windows world in the year 2020, thanks to build 18836.
In a posting woefully short on detail, Windows Insider supremo Dona Sarkar stated the bleeding obvious when she said: "some things we are working on in 20H1 require a longer lead time" without actually explaining why Skip Ahead testers are being asked...
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