Windows 10 build 18362 brings new Windows 10 lock screen features

Milan Stanojevic
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Microsoft has already started rolling out Windows 10 Insider Build 18362.10005 to Insiders. This build belongs to the 19H2 branch dubbed Windows 10 version 1909.

The update is currently available to Windows Insiders enrolled in the Slow ring. It brings a bunch of new features.

Interestingly, Microsoft is testing off-by-default technology this time. If everything goes well, this exciting new feature will be available to the general public very soon.

Microsoft explains in its blog post that these features are currently turned off. The tech giant plans to turn on these features gradually via another 19H2 build.

Please note that these changes and improvements are currently OFF by default in this build. As mentioned previously, we may ship features in these updates turned off by default and turn them on via controlled feature rollouts. Doing this helps us gain better feedback on overall build quality.

Windows 10 Insider Build 18362.10005 (KB4508451) changelog

This build brings all the fixes included in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update KB4507453. Moreover, the following major improvements and changes are included in Windows 10 Build 18362.10005.

Windows containers support

Starting Windows 10 Insider Build 18362.10005, Windows containers now need container version and matched host. Microsoft released a total of 5 patches to address this issue. Therefore, mixed-version container pod scenarios are no longer supported by Windows containers.

BitLocker improvements

The new cumulative update also brings some improvements for the BitLocker. It includes a specialized mechanism for the prevention of accidental recovery-password disclosure.

Microsoft added a feature named key-rolling to enable the secure rolling of recovery passwords on some Azure Active Directory devices.

Inking latency reduction

Microsoft addressed the inking latency issues in the recent release. This update will help the OEMs to reduce the inking latency for their hardware devices.

Alexa Lock screen support

This Windows 10 Build 18362.10005 allows Alexa and other third-party digital assistants to work directly from the lock screen. Now you can use them directly without unlocking the device.

Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 19H2 update this fall. Therefore, you can access these features on your production devices in September or October 2019.