The Windows 10 May 2020 (20H1/Version 2004) feature update is expected to be released from May 26 to 28. Compared to Windows 10 November 2019 (19H2/Version 1909), the May 2020 feature update is much larger, bringing a range of new features and improvements to users.
Optional update experience
Microsoft has removed optional Windows 10 updates from critical security updates. On the Windows Optional Update page, Microsoft will open up a new area called View Updates for these optional updates. The list will include feature updates, partially driven updates, and other monthly, non-secure updates.
In theory, the new measure would allow users to keep their devices to their satisfaction, rather than being forced 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.
Windows 10 Version 2004 (May 2020 Update) reintroduced support for the Bluetooth A2DP receiver so that users can stream music from their mobile device to the PC speaker via Bluetooth connection.
In fact, as early as the Windows 7 era, Microsoft desktop operating system has supported this feature, but the Windows 10 platform has long lacked support for this feature.
AudioPlaybackConnection is known to be used to enable/disable the creation of remote device connections, although users can also use wired headphones connected to a PC as remote sources.
Microsoft added that the Windows 10 operating system now supports processing remote sources through the underlying Bluetooth component and playing them on computer audio nodes, such as speakers or wired headphones.
It is important to note that the Bluetooth A2DP receiver feature is disabled by default and needs to be managed by the application responsible for the remote audio stream.
The addition of “cloud reloading” to Windows 10 2020 is equivalent to an automated system installation. It saves the process of starting disk production, mirror file download and so on, and then completes it automatically by the operating system, which greatly reduces the operational difficulty of system maintenance.
For different user environments, Windows 10 2020 offers a total of two “cloud reload” modes. They are reloaded under Windows, and how to reload when you can’t get into Windows. In general, the two methods operate in a similar way to meet different user environments. But one thing, either, you need a normal network connection.
Overall, this new feature of Windows 10 is still useful, eliminating the download process and the experience is good. The only regret is that the application needs to be reinstalled, and the start menu layout automatically reverts to default. Of course this step can be solved by subsequent cloud synchronization, but… At least for now, it’s still a long way off!
In this feature update, Microsoft fine-tunes the disk usage of the Windows Search indexer to address the high disk usage issues caused by the aggressive indexing process.
Microsoft says Windows Search now better identifies peak usage times and manages indexers accordingly. Based on many of the tests we’ve done on real hardware and virtual machines with different configurations, our results show that if your computer is equipped with an HDD mechanical hard drive, the Windows 10 May 2020 feature update actually feels faster.
For SSDs, you’re unlikely to notice any significant improvements because anything you load on it can already perform faster. The benefit of an SSD is that it has significantly reduced its wait time compared to HDD. However, in some cases, even with SSD SSDs, the work of the index can still affect your PC’s performance and consume CPU and disk resources.
Windows 10 Version 2004 also throttles or stops any index activity altogether when you are transferring files, deleting files, and actively using your SSD or HDD disk. The ability of Windows Search to throttle index activity will avoid such a slowdown on SSDs and HDDs.
Windows Update Bandwidth Control
Windows 10 recommends staying connected to the Internet at all times during daily use, and both updates and the Microsoft Store consume your Internet data.
Slow network connectivity has created a variety of drawbacks, and Microsoft introduced the Deliver Optimization feature to allow users to limit updates as a percentage and use bandwidth in the Microsoft Marketplace. In the Windows 10 May 2020 feature update, Microsoft allows users to set the absolute value of bandwidth.
The new transport optimization options will give you more control over your network connection, giving you control over 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 don’t consume your Internet connection because of their background downloads.
If you set an absolute value for bandwidth usage, Windows Update does not attempt to use all of your bandwidth/network connection speeds. Instead, it will try to dynamically optimize the amount of bandwidth it requires, and Windows Update/Microsoft Store usage will not exceed the value you set. This new transport optimization setting also applies to app updates and other Microsoft product updates in the Store.
In the May 2020 feature update, Task Manager is able to identify your disk type (SSD or HDD), allowing the user to identify the storage hardware in the current system.
Microsoft has also optimized the performance page in Task Manager to display GPU temperature. Microsoft explained that users need to install drivers that support version 2.4 or later WDDM. Windows 10 2004 also has some limitations on this new feature, for example, temporarily showing only Celsius temperatures, not showing Fahrenheit, but adding support for Fahrenheit temperatures is only a matter of time.
Support for special screens
Microsoft has introduced a new feature in the Windows 10 May 2020 feature update that makes it easier for certain displays to use the system. This feature allows users to remove displays from the Windows desktop, meaning that the start menu, error messages, and desktop wallpapers are not displayed on the page.
This feature is only available for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Pro workstations, and to enable this feature, you’ll need to go to Settings, System, Display, Advanced Display Settings, And Remove Display from desktop.
Yan text (kaomoji)
Users can access not only the Emoji emoticons, but also Kaomoji and certain special characters through the WIN plus (period) / WIN plus (semicolon) keyboard shortcuts. In the latest version, Microsoft has expanded the Kaomoji list based on user feedback and added favorites.
The new Kaomoji includes
//S.A. It’s not. I’m not sited.
The DX12 feature in Windows 10 20H1 will be greatly upgraded to bring new dYR 1.1 light chase, mesh rendering, and sampling feedback, and the 3D graphics card will be shuffled. In this DX12 feature, DirectX Raytracing Tier 1.1 adds an additional shader Shader to the existing ray tracing pipeline status object, Pipeline Object, which allows developers to call shaders that contain ray-tracing capabilities.
This set of shaders can occur at any stage of ray tracing operations, supports indirect execution of ray tracing, and introduces inline ray tracing to manage ray traversal algorithms and shaders.
DirectX Raytracing Tier 1.1 is also supported by a wider range of games, and so far more than 30 upcoming and released games have been announced to be compatible with DXR 1.1 performance, such as NVIDIA GeForce RTX, which has announced full support for new DXR 1.1 special effects.
In addition to the DXR light-tracing technology upgrade, Microsoft will also introduce mesh rendering (mesh shader) in the latest version of the DX12, the next-generation GPU geometry function that replaces the current input assembler, vertex renderer, boat renderer, surface segmentation, domain renderer, geometric renderer, and more.
Windows Hello Improvements
Windows 10 v2004 optimizes the passwordless sign-in experience, and under the Settings-Account-Login Options tab, you can see the newly added “Sign in to Microsoft Account via Windows Hello” option. This feature allows users to decide whether to enable Windows Hello (fingerprint, face, iris, Pin, etc.) to log on to Windows 10 system, depending on their circumstances.
Windows Hello is also supported for the first time in safe mode.
Microsoft offers search, pairing, configuration, and live streaming streaming to webcam vendors that are compatible with the main ONVIF (leading open standard for webcam) Profile S on the market. With this support, developers can now focus on the actual application, rather than on drivers or middleware specific to a particular camera.
Automatic reboot of UWP applications
MacOS has a feature that allows apps that have not been shut down before they start automatically after the system is restarted, and Windows 10 v2004 has added this feature.
In Settings-Account-Login Options, you can see two newly added options that correspond to Restart UWP apps (automatically save restartable apps when you sign out and restart them after you sign in) and Restart Desktop Program (automatically complete device settings with my login information after updating or restarting). When the feature is turned on, Windows 10 automatically starts programs that have not been closed before when you log off and restart sms on Windows systems, making it easy for users to quickly follow up on their previous work.
Virtual desktop improvements
Virtual desktop support rename, so that users can more intuitively arrange different desktop tasks, while the right-click menu will also synchronize this change, the operating logic is clearer.
New 2-in-1 PC experience
With the launch of Windows 10 20H2, Microsoft says it will launch a new tablet experience for 2-in-1 convertible PCs. In the new tablet mode, the taskbar icon is switched off and the search box is converted to an icon. At the same time, the touch keyboard can be exhaled when the user taps the text field.
Paint, WordPad and Notepad are optional apps
The optional features of the May 2020 include three new apps: Drawing, Notepad and WordPad. The three apps won’t disappear from Windows 10, but users can uninstall applications such as Paint.NET and Notepad.
Redesigned network status page
First there will be a completely new view of the active connection, with all active network connections, wired wireless now displayed on the same screen. Other data shown here includes connection times, data usage, and options to access property and data usage information on the same screen.
“We now display all the available connection interfaces on the Status page, so you can quickly see the contents of the connection and view and change the properties as needed. If you have multiple connections, only one at a time will be used for internet connections, and that connection will still appear in the status map at the top of the page,” Microsoft explained.
The data usage section is handy for those trying to better manage their Internet connection, especially when they have limited use.