The most important innovations in Windows 10 May 2020 Update.
Microsoft released the long awaited major update for Windows 10 with many new features and innovations. In accordance with the scheme of version numbers, this update known as Windows 10 Update May 2004 version 2020, reports the Chronicle.info with reference for Today.
Despite the fact that this is a major update, it was not so many additions, which, moreover, was very small compared to previous versions. Despite the fact that the 2004 version of insiders have spent much more time than before, because Microsoft care about the stability of its operating system.
With this in mind, Windows 10 Update May 2020 there are some notable changes and improvements.
Windows 10 version 2004 Microsoft introduces new version of voice assistant Cortana, similar to Siri such. Although most users have long turned it off as superfluous, many do not even learn about it innovations. A new version of Cortana is focused solely on performance and thus loses the opportunities associated with music, control your smart home and other third-party functions. Moreover, Microsoft has removed Cortana from Android and iOS, as well as on versions of Windows 10, which ended support.
Updated Cortana has some advantages. For example, the opportunity to change the size of the application window. You can also set the preferred input method for Cortana like using a keyboard or voice, depending on your preference. New app Cortana also changed in appearance, having the interactive user interface displaying the history of your interactions. Voice assistant learned to work with email and calendar that allow you to send and check received emails, view upcoming appointments, and even assign them.
The Subsystem Linux
Linux in Windows 10
Together with the may update of Windows 10 allows users to use Linux inside Windows, using the built-in Windows subsystem for Linux. Now Windows comes with a full Linux kernel that provides full compatibility syscalls, and the kernel will be updated along with Windows update Center. It was present before, but with the version of 2004 managed to achieve much more performance with version 2 WSL (acceleration of almost 5 times).
Notepad or Notepad is one of the oldest components of the software supplied with Windows. And all this time it remains virtually unchanged. But together with the may update it was added a few improvements. For a start, the Search can now find text with the transfer. In addition, the now visible line numbers when activating word wrap.
Other improvements include the indicator in the title bar if you make unsaved changes. The opportunity to enlarge the text in Notepad and a new parameter, the default encoding UTF-8 without the byte order mark, which ensures better compatibility with ASCII and the Internet.
The Windows search in File Explorer received serious innovation. It works faster and has an updated design. Now as you enter text in the search results are displayed in real time. The results of Windows Search is integrated with OneDrive, along with traditional search queries.
The most important thing – Microsoft has improved search indexing to reduce the impact on performance by reducing the load on the hard disk. Function stops the indexing of files if the power saving mode, and the battery level is below 50%, or too high load on CPU or disk, etc.
Windows Sandbox and virtual desktops
Windows Sandbox was officially presented with the may update in 2019 and with version 2004, it added a few improvements. Configuration files Windows Sandbox can now be changed to configure some settings, like enable vGPU, permissions, network access, etc. Also, Windows Sandbox now supports microphones.
If you use virtual desktops will be glad to know that you now have the ability to rename them for convenience. Which is especially useful if they are open a lot and they can get lost.
The task Manager
If you rely on task Manager to find out more about the integrated equipment, it will be even more useful with a Windows 10 upgrade May Update 2020. The task Manager can now report the GPU temperature, and display the type of the drive (HDD or SSD).
Microsoft has made several enhancements to the work with user accounts, especially for Microsoft account. Continuing to bet on getting rid of passwords, it is now possible to completely disable password authentication on the computer, forcing you to use biometrics or a PIN code to enter the system.
Another improvement to user accounts is that changing your profile image will now be displayed much faster, not only in Windows but also in applications that use an image for your Microsoft account, such as new Edge browser and on Microsoft sites.
When you recover you may find that to restart the computer using the new Windows 10, downloaded from the cloud. Previously, if you wanted to reinstall Windows 10, you need to download an ISO file or create a bootable USB stick with tools for creating Windows Media, but now it can be done automatically through the cloud.
Bluetooth and connected devices
Bluetooth and connected devices
If you are using wireless accessories, Windows 10 is already able to connect to them much faster. Now this process has become even easier with the ability to connect devices directly from the notification without having to open the app on “Settings”. Microsoft also removed one notification of the pairing process, to speed up the process of connection, and now the notification about the pair tries to show the device name when possible. Finally, it is now possible to dismiss a notification when it first appears. Also if you have a network-connected cameras, Windows 10 can now also connect to them directly, but only for those that do not require authentication.
The Emoji panel in Windows 10 appeared relatively recently, and in the version of 1903 it was enlarged at the expense of kaomoji (kaomoji) and symbols. Now in the list added some more emoticons kaomoji.