Bug Bash webcast news: Windows Insider 19H1 Slow Ring build with ISOs coming, and Skip Ahead for 19H2 enrollment opens soon

Laurent Giret

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Following the launch of the latest Windows Insider Bug Bash last week, the Windows Insider team brought back the Windows Insider webcast on Mixer yesterday, and there was quite a lot of interesting news for Insiders. First of all, we learned that the Skip Ahead ring will re-open soon to ship the first Windows 10 19H2 to Insiders.

Now that the upcoming 19H1 is almost done, it will soon be time for the Windows Insider team to shift its focus on the next major Windows 10 update, codenamed 19H2. Once the Skip Ahead ring is re-opened, Skip Ahead Insiders will be able to download the first Windows 10 19H2 builds, while Fast Ring Insiders will continue to get new 19H1 builds until this update is finally ready to ship to all Windows 10 users.

There were also a lot questions about the Slow Ring yesterday, as Slow Ring Insiders have yet to receive their first 19H1 preview build. Well, Brandon LeBlanc from the Windows Insider Program said that Microsoft was “working hard” on this first 19H1 build for Slow Ring Insiders, and this first Slow Ring flight should also be an opportunity for the team to release the first ISO files for the 19H1 update.

Microsoft is expected to finish the 19H1 update in March, and this major update will apparently be named “April 2019 Update” as it was recently discovered in Powershell. The Windows Insider team didn’t confirm the naming yesterday, but the Redmond giant will likely stick to the same naming convention it has been using since last year.

The Windows Insider team didn’t use the Mixer webcast to announce a new 19H1 build yesterday, but we still hope to see a new flight this week. Stay tuned to OnMSFT if you don’t want to miss anything about the next Windows 10 preview builds.