Microsoft releases Windows 10 20H2 build 19042.450 to the Beta Channel

As is customary on every second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft has released cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows. This includes all supported Windows 10 versions, Windows 8.1 and respective Windows Server versions, and Windows 7 customers that have opted for Extended Security Updates (ESUs). Additionally, the firm is also releasing 20H2 build 19042.450 to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel.

While the updates to 20H2 builds in the Beta Channel – which is just a single build increment over the 20H1 builds – are cumulative updates that match the production version’s decimals, Microsoft served a ton of new features with build 19042.421, bringing the new theme aware Start Menu and Alt-Tab functionality between browser tabs. Interestingly, considering that the 20H2 builds are just extensions of the production versions released in the spring, and are served the same cumulative updates, those start menu themes are also hidden in the production version of Windows 10.

Today’s 20H2 build brings a couple of security updates are resemble the fixes for version 2004, since it receives the exaction KB update (KB4566782) as the production build. Here is the list of fixes in this release:

  • Addresses an issue in Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that allows single sign-on authentication when an app does not have the Enterprise Authentication capability. With the release of CVE-2020-1509, UWP applications might begin prompting the user for credentials.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows Graphics, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Kernel, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, the Windows Wallet Service, Microsoft Edge Legacy, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Authentication, the Windows AI Platform, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Update Stack, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Hybrid Storage Services, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft JET Database Engine, and Windows SQL components.

When version 20H2 is released to the public, an enablement package will bump up the build by one digit. As usual, today’s updates should begin downloading automatically via Windows Updates for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel.

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