Windows 10 May 2020 Update is available for download with some expected and ambitious features.
Microsoft has kicked off the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, which means it’s available to download now. Eventually, it will be installed on users’ PCs as a regular update. But, for now, users have the choice to download and update – or not – their PC. “To help you continue to have a reliable and productive experience with your Windows 10 computers, the May 2020 Update is being offered at discretion, and we’ve limited its availability to devices running Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909. , and requesting an update through Windows Update,” Microsoft said in a blog post.
As Microsoft clarified, those who want to get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update right now, can go to Windows Update settings (Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update) and click the “Search” button. updates “. If the update appears, then they can click the “Download and Install” button to proceed with the installation. If this button is not visible, there is a reason: Microsoft is analyzing the PC’s hardware and will not offer an update if it detects a potential problem among already documented problems, such as those related to the connection of a Thunderbolt dock or unexpected restarts on “always on” machines.
A substantial version
In their review of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, our colleagues noticed that the release was larger than previous years, and that it included some important feature updates, but not so many, nor so many. important, although very ambitious.
The Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 now has a true Linux kernel, although this is an optional feature that needs to be specifically enabled. The “Your Phone” application is now fully functional on the vast majority of devices.
Finally, Cortana has become a standalone application, but the assistant loses functionality, which in itself is not an improvement.
Functions for Cortana
Yesterday, however, Microsoft announced that it was adding some functionality to Cortana, but not to the app itself. Andrew Shuman, Microsoft vice president in charge of Cortana, said the Redmond firm believes in the importance of Cortana and what its smart features can do for other areas of the Windows experience. He cited in particular the case of Cortana’s “Play My Emails” function. This is already integrated into the Outlook app for iOS and will be rolling out to Android in the coming weeks.
Microsoft also announced Cortana “Briefing,” a feature where the assistant sends an email summarizing the day’s calendar entries to the user. For now, this feature is still limited to the “First Release for Microsoft 365 Enterprise” user group with English-language Exchange Online mailboxes.