As previously reported, Windows 10 20H2 will be released as a small authorization package, and as in the November 2019 update, the system’s version number will be increased by single digits,media reported. When the Windows 10 20H2 preview update is released, Microsoft didn’t disclose any important new features that were unlikely to be revealed.
But today (July 24local time), Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 19042.421 to testers on the Insider Beta channel, bringing a new start menu.
The release of Windows 10 20H2 Build 19042.421 is a bit of a surprise because it includes a new start menu, which was originally scheduled to go live in spring 2021. It also includes other feature improvements to Windows 10 21H1 that Microsoft tested on the development channel.
The latest preview shows that Windows 10 will receive a new start menu as part of an update to the 20H2 feature later this year, with a push time of about October or November.
The new Start menu looks more modern and will be consistent with improvements to other Windows 10 Fluent icons. The new icon also seems to incorporate Microsoft’s Windows 10X Start menu, especially on the light theme.
The new start menu.
It is important to note that these live tiles will not go away for the time being. Based on feedback from Windows 10X, Microsoft may cancel live tiles on Windows 10 in the future, but for now, live tiles will continue to be released with Windows 10.
In addition to the Start menu, starting with Windows 10 20H2, when new features are enabled in settings, the tabs that open in Microsoft Edge will appear in the Alt-Tab app switcher.
If Microsoft sticks to its original plan, the version of Windows 10 20H2 with a new start menu and an updated Alt-Tab experience is expected to begin rolling out to users in October or November.