The new update begins for users of Windows 10 versions 21H2 and 21H1 and for the not-yet-released version 22H2, but only as part of the tests in the Release Preview channel.
This update fixes a number of issues that appeared after patch day. There are also a number of improvements and innovations this month. These are non-security updates that will later be listed in the knowledge base as KB5017380. But the background information likely won’t start until the end of the month. The build numbers are 19045.2075, 19044.2075 and 19043.2075.
Information about new features and all other changes can be found in Windows Insider Blog. We have translated the salient features (new features) for you and added them to the end of the article.
First of all, the new features include a significant change that has been announced for a long time: Microsoft is improving security by disabling Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 in Microsoft browsers and apps by default. The group was already there in 2020 TLS 1.3 encryption is now standard in Windows 10. By the way, this provides not only safety but also performance advantages.
In August, Microsoft However, initially announcedTo make changes for September patch day. However, TLS did not appear in the patch release notes.
TLS 1.0 and soon TLS 1.1 are disabled by default
“We are updating the timeframe to disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 by default for internet browser and EdgeHTML, the rendering engine for the WebView control. TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 will be disabled by default starting September 13, 2022. Organizations that wish to disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 before this date can do so through Group Policy. The legacy Microsoft Edge desktop app is no longer scheduled in this timeframe as it reached end of support on March 9, 2021.”
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Many changes in preview
Previews or optional updates are compatible with initial versions of Windows that were previously released as C updates. If nothing comes up, the bug fixes in it are automatically distributed to all users on Patch Day in October. However, unlike other updates, Microsoft does not start distribution all at once. The Windows team is testing several bug fixes and improvements with this update. Anyone who is already benefiting from the bug fixes and wants to can already get the update via the Insider Program.
This update includes the following improvements:
- new! We have disabled Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 in Microsoft browsers and apps by default.
- new! We’ve added the ability to find and change message and interest controls in the taskbar from the Settings app. To change your settings, go to Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Messages and interests. Otherwise, right-click on the taskbar and choose Taskbar settings.
- new! We have supported all notifications taskbar directives and interests. The top, left, or right taskbar now has similar features and settings to the horizontal taskbar.
- new! We introduced a WebAuthn redirect. This allows you to authenticate in apps and websites without a password when using remote desktop. You can then use Windows Hello or security devices such as Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) keys.
- new! We’ve introduced a feature that allows you to use Azure Active Directory (AD) authentication to log into Windows via remote desktop. You can then use Windows Hello or security devices such as Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) keys to log in remotely. Conditional access policies are also permitted.
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