February 2019 development briefing: finishing touches #wintendev


 

Hi all,

 

First, to new people: welcome to Win10 Forum.

 

Originally, the February briefing was scheduled for last week, but due to various commitments and to give Insiders a chance to evaluate more 1903 builds, it was delayed.

 

February 2019 Windows Development Briefing for 1903

Build: 18346

 

General:

  • Parallel development in progress: most Insiders are using either 1809 or 1903 builds, while several thousand are testing 20H1 builds (scheduled for next year). This is so that features requiring a long time for incubation can be tested.
  • Home stretch: 1903 development is slowly coming to a close. At the moment most changes are bug fixes.
  • No slow ring Insider builds: this is caused by an anti-cheat module used by games that causes green screen of death.

 

Windows Sandbox:

  • If the window is maximized, keyboard keys will be sent to the sandbox (not the host machine). This means you can now start sandboxed Narrator.

 

Settings:

  • In Update and Security/Windows Update/Advanced, branch readiness combo box is gone for all editions (Pro and higher included).

 

Windows Subsystem for Linux:

  • From Bash prompt, type “explorer.exe” to open the folder you’re working with in File Explorer.

 

Known issues:

  • Certain Creative Labs sound cards are not working properly.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning.
  • In Settings/System/Storage/Storage Sense, values for combo boxes are not read by Narrator (reported, confirmed, and fix is in the works).

 

The next briefing will be general screen reader recommendations as reported by Insiders and screen reader vendors. Basically, you can assume that screen readers supporting Version 1809 (October 2018 Update) will work.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Lino Morales
 

Glad I didn’t stay in the slow ring. Didn’t think the anti cheating software would be a problem. I don’t play any games from the store other than the new Ear Hockey. Not sure if that accessible game has any or not.

 

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From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> on behalf of Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 10:54:06 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] February 2019 development briefing: finishing touches #WinTenDev
 

Hi all,

 

First, to new people: welcome to Win10 Forum.

 

Originally, the February briefing was scheduled for last week, but due to various commitments and to give Insiders a chance to evaluate more 1903 builds, it was delayed.

 

February 2019 Windows Development Briefing for 1903

Build: 18346

 

General:

  • Parallel development in progress: most Insiders are using either 1809 or 1903 builds, while several thousand are testing 20H1 builds (scheduled for next year). This is so that features requiring a long time for incubation can be tested.
  • Home stretch: 1903 development is slowly coming to a close. At the moment most changes are bug fixes.
  • No slow ring Insider builds: this is caused by an anti-cheat module used by games that causes green screen of death.

 

Windows Sandbox:

  • If the window is maximized, keyboard keys will be sent to the sandbox (not the host machine). This means you can now start sandboxed Narrator.

 

Settings:

  • In Update and Security/Windows Update/Advanced, branch readiness combo box is gone for all editions (Pro and higher included).

 

Windows Subsystem for Linux:

  • From Bash prompt, type “explorer.exe” to open the folder you’re working with in File Explorer.

 

Known issues:

  • Certain Creative Labs sound cards are not working properly.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning.
  • In Settings/System/Storage/Storage Sense, values for combo boxes are not read by Narrator (reported, confirmed, and fix is in the works).

 

The next briefing will be general screen reader recommendations as reported by Insiders and screen reader vendors. Basically, you can assume that screen readers supporting Version 1809 (October 2018 Update) will work.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Mohamed
 

A bit of a correction. It seems that keys are passed to the sandbox already, even when it isn't maximized, however maximizing the window means that hotkeys such as windows+ctrl+enter are handled by the sandbox and not by the host.

On 2/27/2019 10:54 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi all,

 

First, to new people: welcome to Win10 Forum.

 

Originally, the February briefing was scheduled for last week, but due to various commitments and to give Insiders a chance to evaluate more 1903 builds, it was delayed.

 

February 2019 Windows Development Briefing for 1903

Build: 18346

 

General:

  • Parallel development in progress: most Insiders are using either 1809 or 1903 builds, while several thousand are testing 20H1 builds (scheduled for next year). This is so that features requiring a long time for incubation can be tested.
  • Home stretch: 1903 development is slowly coming to a close. At the moment most changes are bug fixes.
  • No slow ring Insider builds: this is caused by an anti-cheat module used by games that causes green screen of death.

 

Windows Sandbox:

  • If the window is maximized, keyboard keys will be sent to the sandbox (not the host machine). This means you can now start sandboxed Narrator.

 

Settings:

  • In Update and Security/Windows Update/Advanced, branch readiness combo box is gone for all editions (Pro and higher included).

 

Windows Subsystem for Linux:

  • From Bash prompt, type “explorer.exe” to open the folder you’re working with in File Explorer.

 

Known issues:

  • Certain Creative Labs sound cards are not working properly.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning.
  • In Settings/System/Storage/Storage Sense, values for combo boxes are not read by Narrator (reported, confirmed, and fix is in the works).

 

The next briefing will be general screen reader recommendations as reported by Insiders and screen reader vendors. Basically, you can assume that screen readers supporting Version 1809 (October 2018 Update) will work.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Mohamed
 

In addition, since this briefing was posted, a slow ring build was released, though there is still an update block for people who have the most popular games that are triggering GSODs.

On 2/28/2019 3:22 AM, Mohamed via Groups.Io wrote:

A bit of a correction. It seems that keys are passed to the sandbox already, even when it isn't maximized, however maximizing the window means that hotkeys such as windows+ctrl+enter are handled by the sandbox and not by the host.

On 2/27/2019 10:54 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi all,

 

First, to new people: welcome to Win10 Forum.

 

Originally, the February briefing was scheduled for last week, but due to various commitments and to give Insiders a chance to evaluate more 1903 builds, it was delayed.

 

February 2019 Windows Development Briefing for 1903

Build: 18346

 

General:

  • Parallel development in progress: most Insiders are using either 1809 or 1903 builds, while several thousand are testing 20H1 builds (scheduled for next year). This is so that features requiring a long time for incubation can be tested.
  • Home stretch: 1903 development is slowly coming to a close. At the moment most changes are bug fixes.
  • No slow ring Insider builds: this is caused by an anti-cheat module used by games that causes green screen of death.

 

Windows Sandbox:

  • If the window is maximized, keyboard keys will be sent to the sandbox (not the host machine). This means you can now start sandboxed Narrator.

 

Settings:

  • In Update and Security/Windows Update/Advanced, branch readiness combo box is gone for all editions (Pro and higher included).

 

Windows Subsystem for Linux:

  • From Bash prompt, type “explorer.exe” to open the folder you’re working with in File Explorer.

 

Known issues:

  • Certain Creative Labs sound cards are not working properly.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning.
  • In Settings/System/Storage/Storage Sense, values for combo boxes are not read by Narrator (reported, confirmed, and fix is in the works).

 

The next briefing will be general screen reader recommendations as reported by Insiders and screen reader vendors. Basically, you can assume that screen readers supporting Version 1809 (October 2018 Update) will work.

 

Cheers,

Joseph