Who Cares About the Current Update When You Have Windows 10 2020 To Test…

Rafia Shaikh
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The latest Windows 10 May 2019 Update is facing new issues brought in by cumulative updates. Microsoft addressed some bugs and critical security vulnerabilities with last night's patches, but search and Start menu remain broken for several users. But, Microsoft apparently has no time to deal with these problems.

The Windows maker is currently testing not only the upcoming Windows 10 October 2019 Update aka version 1909 but also the mega Windows 10 20H1 that is expected to introduce a ton of new features. While some users continue to deal with May 2019 Update bugs, here is what Microsoft is dreaming about and planning for the 2020 edition of the operating system aka Windows 10 April 2020 Update.

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Windows 10 20H1 Insider Preview Build 18980 - changelog

An update on Cortana

In response to feedback, we are executing a plan to make it easier for all Windows customers to use Cortana. As a first step, starting with today’s build, all Insiders worldwide will see the Cortana icon and the new app. In a future Cortana app update, customers will have the option to use Cortana if they speak a supported language, regardless of their OS display language. The new Cortana app currently supports English (United States)—because Cortana is service backed, we can and will continue to add new languages over the coming months outside the bounds of OS build updates. We expect to support the same set of regions and languages we currently support in retail by 20H1 launch. We will share more details of our language rollout plans as they progress and appreciate your patience during this transition period.

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) improvements

In this build, we’ve added WSL2 support for ARM64 devices! We’ve also added the ability to set your distribution’s default user using the /etc/wsl.conf file. This release also contains multiple bug fixes, including a long-standing issue for legacy Windows symlinks (for example those in the user profile directory.)

For the full details of changes in this latest Insider Preview build, please see the WSL release notes.

Other updates for Insiders - Update on the Optional Features settings section improvements

These changes are now available to all Insiders in Fast! Thanks to those who’ve already tried it out and shared feedback. If the experience is just rolling out to you now, we can’t wait to hear what you think! To quickly recap, amongst other things, we’ve added multi-select, search, and generally done work to make this section easier to use:

More details on general fixes, improvements, and known issues available over at the official blog post.

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