[May 20201] Windows image updates available for preview on edge tags

Hi,

We have upcoming updates planned for our Windows image releases as part of our regular Windows image refresh. You can already access them by using our “edge” tags. They will also be made available as stable releases later this week.

Our Windows edge releases can be used in jobs via the executor s in the circleci/windows orb, by configuring edge as the value of the version parameter.

Example of how to use the edge release of the default Windows image:

orbs:
  windows: circleci/windows@2.4.0
...
executor:
  name: windows/default
  version: edge

Example of how to use the edge release of the Windows Nvidia GPU image:

orbs:
  windows: circleci/windows@2.4.0
...
executor:
  name: windows/gpu-nvidia
  version: edge
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Does the version of bash available on these images get updated as part of these refreshes? I noticed stable presently runs bash 4.4 from 2016, and I suspect that an issue we are facing may be resolved by upgrading to a more recent version of bash.

@Kurt-von-Laven We do not automatically update bash in these releases, but these refreshes do give us an opportunity to make bug fixes and software upgrades. Thank you for making a report about the issue you are facing with the current bash version, in Bash On Windows Image Defaults to Wrong Sort Command , we will look into it how best to address it.