Windows 10 build 19541 is now available with Task Manager improvements

With the holiday season now over with, the Windows Insider program is back in motion, and Microsoft is releasing a new build of Windows 10 to Insiders in the Fast ring. Fast ring builds are no longer linked to a specific Windows 10 update, so we can't exactly say this build is part f the 20H2 development cycle.

As with the majority of the most recent releases, build 19541 doesn't actually come with a lot of new additions. It includes a new icon for when the user's location is being used, plus an update to the Task Manager:

Location in-use icon update

As some keen eyed Insiders have noticed, we’ve updated the notification area icon for when an app is using your location. The new icon looks like this:

Showing architecture in Task Manager

When you’re using the Details tab in Task Manager, we’ve added a new option to show the architecture of each process. If you’re interested, you can add it by right-clicking on a column header, choosing Select Columns, and selecting Architecture from the list.

Microsoft also highlight a recent update to the new Cortana app, though this isn't necessarily exclusive to those in the Fast ring:

Other updates for Insiders

Cortana App Update:

Following up on our previous post, we want to let Insiders know that Bing Instant Answers and Timers are back online. We’re continuing to work on getting jokes (and other assistant conversations) back up and running, and appreciate your patience.

If you’re running English (United States) and would like to try it out, here are some example queries you can use with Hey Cortana or by typing into Cortana:

Set a timer for 10 minutes

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Microsoft is currently preparing to officially roll out the next feature update, which is Windows 10 20H1, but that update has mostly been finalized and is undergoing additional testing before it officially releases in a couple of months.

Build 19541 will be part of a future Windows 10 update, which may or not be 20H2. Since the features included in this release are fairly small, there should be no reason why it won't be included in the next feature update, but anything is possible now.

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