Microsoft is rolling out a new Windows 10 20H1 test build which includes some new adjustments to Cortana, among other new features. That Windows 10 20H1 test build, No. 18945, is rolling out on July 26, just days after Microsoft accidentally pushed an even newer Canary ring 20H1 build to testers in all rings.
Today's build, 18945, supports an updated, separate Cortana digital-assistant app for Windows 10. Microsoft recently separated Cortana from Search in Windows 10, and is opting to make an updated beta app available to Insider testers, starting with those in the U.S. The new beta app doesn't yet support all existing Cortana features, but it does include connections to Bing answers; Assistant conversations: the ability to open apps, manage lists, set reminders, alarms and timers.
The beta Cortana app, which Microsoft will be updating via the Microsoft Store, also supports light and dark themes in Windows; an updated and "less intrusive" screen for "Hey Cortana" queries; and overall faster and more reliable performance, Microsoft's blog post says.
Microsoft also will be making available to all Fast Ring Insiders over the next few days the new File Explorer search capability, today's post says. And Microsoft is continuing to add more phone models to the list of those it is supporting more fully with the Your Phone Windows 10 app, as noted in today's blog post. Phone screen support is now available for Samsung Galaxy A6, A7, A9, A10, A20, A30, A50, A70 and Galaxy S8 Active.