New Windows 10 20H2 build with bug fixes is available for Beta and Release Preview Insiders

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Microsoft has just announced the release of the Windows 10 20H2 build 19042.789 (KB4598291) for Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels. This is a cumulative update with just a couple of minor fixes, and it specifically addresses bugs affecting Microsoft Exchange accounts and Windows Update on Surface Hub devices.

Here’s what you need to know about the bug fixes in the build 19042.789:

  • We fixed an issue with Microsoft Exchange accounts and some Surface Hub devices that occurs after updating to Windows 10, version 20H2. The message, “Something went wrong” appears, and the error code is 0x80131500.
  • We fixed an issue with Windows Update scans that occurs when an authenticated proxy is used as a fallback for the sync service after the previous proxy setting fails.
  • We fixed an issue that causes an update from Windows 10, version 1703 to Windows 10, version 20H2 to fail on a Surface Hub device. The message “Getting ready…” remains on the screen indefinitely.

Today's flight follows the release of a new Windows Feature Experience Pack update for Insiders in the Beta Channel last week, which brought improvements to the screen snipping experience. This is apparently a more agile way to deliver new features to Insiders, though flighting full builds remains necessary to fix bugs and introduce bigger changes on the OS.

Things have been pretty calm on the Beta channel in recent weeks, though this could change soon once Microsoft shares its plans for the Windows 10 21H1 update to be released in the first half of 2021. However, there's already some evidence suggesting that this is going to be a Service Pack-style update like the October 2020 Update (20H2) was last Fall, with Microsoft planning bigger changes for the 21H2 update to be released later this year.

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