The windows 10 may 2020 (20h1 / version 2004) feature update is expected to be released between May 26 and 28. Compared with windows 10 November 2019 (19h2 / version 1909), may 2020 feature update scale is much larger, bringing a series of new functions and improvements to users.
● optional update experience
Microsoft stripped the optional windows 10 update from the critical security update. On the windows update page, Microsoft will open a new area for these optional updates called "view optional updates.". The list will include functional updates, partial drive updates, and other monthly, non security updates.
In theory, the new measure will allow users to keep their devices in a satisfactory state, rather than forcing Microsoft to install new designs or features. Most drivers will still update automatically (you can choose not to), but Microsoft says the optional updates section may help if you encounter any problems.
● Bluetooth A2DP
Windows 10 version 2004 (updated may 2020) reintroduces support for Bluetooth A2DP receivers to allow users to stream music from mobile devices to PC speakers over Bluetooth connections.
In fact, as early as in the era of Windows 7, Microsoft desktop operating system has supported this feature, but windows 10 platform has long lacked support for this feature.
It is reported that audioplaybackconnection is used to enable / disable the creation of a remote device connection, but users can also use wired headphones connected to a PC as a remote audio source.
Microsoft added: the windows 10 operating system now supports processing remote audio sources through underlying Bluetooth components and playing them on computer audio nodes (such as speakers or wired headphones).
It should be noted that the Bluetooth A2DP receiver function is disabled by default and needs to be managed by the application responsible for remote audio streaming.
● cloud re installation
The "cloud reinstallation" added in Windows 10 2020 is equivalent to an automated system installation. It saves the process of making the boot disk and downloading the image file, and is automatically completed by the operating system, which greatly reduces the operation difficulty of system maintenance.
For different user environments, windows 10 2020 provides two "cloud reinstallation" modes. They are reinstallation under windows and how to do it when you cannot access windows. Generally speaking, the two methods are similar and can meet different user environments. But there is a point, no matter which, you need a normal network connection.
In general, this new function of windows 10 is still very practical, saving the download process and good operation experience. The only regret is that the application needs to be reinstalled, and the start menu layout will automatically return to the default. Of course, this step can be solved through subsequent cloud synchronization, but At least it's still far away!
During this feature update, Microsoft fine-tuned the disk usage of the Windows Search indexer to address the high disk usage caused by the radical indexing process.
Microsoft said that windows search can now better identify peak usage times and manage indexers accordingly. Based on our tests on real hardware and virtual machines with different configurations, our test results show that this is true. If your computer is equipped with HDD mechanical hard disk, the windows 10 may 2020 feature update will actually feel faster.
Windows 10 version 2004 also throttles or completely stops any indexing activity when you are transferring files, deleting files, and your SSD or HDD disks are actively in use. Windows search's ability to throttle index activity will avoid this slowdown on SSDs and HDDs.
● windows update update bandwidth control
Windows 10 recommends maintaining a network connection at all times during daily use, while updates and the Microsoft Store will consume your Internet data.
The slow network connection has brought various disadvantages. Therefore, Microsoft has introduced delivery optimization function to allow users to limit the update and bandwidth of Microsoft mall in a percentage way. In the windows 10 may 2020 feature update, Microsoft allows users to set the absolute value of bandwidth.
New transport optimization options will give you more control over your network connection, allowing you to control how Windows Update and windows store should use your Internet connection to download updates. In Windows 10 version 2004, you can set an absolute bandwidth limit to ensure that windows update, Microsoft Store and Microsoft products will not occupy your Internet connection due to their background downloads.
If you set an absolute value for bandwidth usage, windows update will not attempt to use all your bandwidth / network connection speeds. Instead, it will try to dynamically optimize the amount of bandwidth it needs, and windows update / Microsoft Store usage will not exceed the value you set. The new transmission optimization settings also apply to app store updates and other Microsoft product updates.
● Task Manager
In the May 2020 feature update, task manager can identify your disk type (SSD or HDD), allowing users to identify the storage hardware in the current system.
In addition, Microsoft optimized the performance page in task manager to display GPU temperature. Microsoft explained that users need to install drivers that support WDDM version 2.4 or later. Windows 10 2004 also has some restrictions on this new feature. For example, for the time being, only the Celsius temperature is displayed, but the Fahrenheit temperature cannot be displayed. However, it is only a matter of time before the Fahrenheit temperature support is added.
● support for special screens
Microsoft introduced a new feature in the windows 10 may 2020 feature update to make it easier for certain displays to use the system. This feature allows the user to remove the display from the windows desktop, meaning that the start menu, error messages, and desktop wallpaper are not displayed on the page.
This feature applies only to Windows 10 enterprise and Windows 10Pro workstations, and to enable it, you need to ente
users can access not only Emoji expressions but also Kaomoji and certain special characters by WIN (full stop)/ semicolon) keyboard shortcuts. During the latest release, Microsoft expanded its list of Kaomoji based on user feedback and added favorites.
New kaomoji includes
The dx12 function in Windows 10 20h1 will be greatly upgraded, bringing new DXR 1.1 light tracing, grid rendering, sampling feedback and other new functions. The 3D graphics card will be shuffled. In this dx12 function, DirectX raytracing tier 1.1 adds an additional shader to the existing pipeline state object, which allows developers to call shaders containing raytracing functions.
This set of shaders can appear in any stage of ray tracing operation, support indirect execution of ray tracing, and introduce inline ray tracing to manage ray traversal algorithm and shaders.
DirectX raytracing tier 1.1 also has more extensive game support. So far, more than 30 upcoming and released games have announced compatibility with DXR 1.1 performance. For example, NVIDIA geforce RTX has announced full support for DXR 1.1 new effects.
● windows Hello improvements
Windows 10 V2004 optimizes the password free login experience. Under the "settings account login options" tab, you can see the newly added "need to log in to Microsoft account through windows hello" option. This function allows users to decide whether to enable windows hello (fingerprint, face, iris, pin, etc.) to log in to windows 10 system according to their own conditions.
In addition, security mode also supports windows hello for the first time.
Microsoft provides search, pairing, configuration, and live streaming capabilities for camera vendors in the market that are compatible with the main onvif (leading open standard for webcams) profile s. With this support, developers can now focus on the actual application, rather than on a camera specific driver or middleware.
● automatic restart of uwp applications
MacOS has a function that can automatically start applications that have not been shut down before after restarting the system. Windows 10 V2004 has added this function.
In "settings account login options", you can see two newly added options, corresponding to "restart uwp applications" (automatically save restartable applications when you log out and restart them after you log in) and "restart desktop programs" (automatically complete device settings with my login information after updating or restarting). After the function is turned on, windows 10 will automatically start the programs that have not been closed before when logging off and restarting the windows system, so as to facilitate the user to quickly continue the previous work.
● virtual desktop improvements
Virtual desktop supports renaming, which makes it easier for users to arrange different desktop tasks more intuitively. At the same time, the right-click menu will synchronize this change, making the operation logic clearer.
New two in one computer experience
With the launch of windows 10 20h2, Microsoft said it would launch a new tablet experience for two in one convertibles. In the new tablet mode, the taskbar icon will be separated and the search box will be converted to an icon. At the same time, when the user taps the text field, the touch keyboard can be called out.
● paint, WordPad and Notepad are optional applications
The May 2020's optional features include three new applications, drawing, notepad and writing board (WordPad). The three apps won't disappear from the Windows 10 system, but users can uninstall and use apps such as Paint.NET and Notepad.
● redesigned network status page
First of all, there will be a new view of active connections. All active network connections and wired wireless connections will now be displayed on the same screen. Other data shown here includes connection time, data usage, and options to access property and data usage information on the same screen.
"We now display all available connection interfaces on the status page, so you can quickly view the content of the connection and view and change properties as needed. If you have multiple connections, only one will be used for Internet connection at a time, and the connection will still be displayed in the status chart at the top of the page, "Microsoft explained.
The data usage part is very convenient for those trying to better manage their Internet connection, especially when their usage is limited.
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