Microsoft in their effort has contributed a lot to playing a key role in how we learn, live and work during these unique and trying times, and According a statement Microsoft has promised a high quality and reliable experience, while delivering the latest innovations. In mid-April 2020, Microsoft announced the initial availability of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update through the Windows Insider Program’s Release Preview ring, allowing us to both monitor and improve the quality of the release. Based on affirmative preview feedback, today Microsoft has finally announced that they are starting to make the May 2020 Update available. In this blog post, we will simplify the various way on how you can get the update and choose when to install, and availability for commercial organizations to begin targeted deployments.
Here is how to get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
To ensure seamlessness, and continuity in having a reliable and productive experience with your Windows 10 devices, Microsoft has taken a measured and phased approach to how we offer the May Update, initially limiting availability to those devices running Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909 who seek the update via Windows Update.
The May 2020 Update is available for customers who would like to install this latest release. If you are ready to install the update, open your Windows Update settings (Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update) and select Check for updates. Once the update appears, you can select Download and install. (Note: You may not see Download and install on your device as we are slowly throttling up this availability over the coming weeks, or your device might have a compatibility issue for which a safeguard hold is in place until we are confident that you will have a good update experience.) Once the download is complete and the update is ready to install, we’ll notify you so that you can pick the right time to finish the installation and reboot your device, ensuring the update does not disrupt your activities. This new “Download and install” capability is available for devices running Windows 10, version 1903 or version 1909.
Windows 10 inherits the Secure Boot feature from Windows 8 and makes it even more secure. This requires that any code that runs right when the OS starts is signed by Microsoft or the hardware maker. Unlike Windows 8, Windows 10 PCs can be set up so that this feature cannot be bypassed. Three other security feature for Windows 10 are Device Guard, Microsoft Passport, and Windows Hello. More recently, Microsoft added both ransomware protection and exploit/threat protection.
For years, some of the more sophisticated Mac users have found the ability to switch among several virtual desktops useful. Windows 10 finally brings the capability to Microsoft’s desktop operating system. It’s easy to use: Just click or tap the task-switching icon next to the Cortana search box in the taskbar. The task switching view now also reveals Timeline, which shows your browsing and app activities to get you easily back, if you allow it, of course.If you’re a gamer, you’ll love the integration with Xbox that comes in Windows 10. Not only does the Windows 10 Xbox app let you keep track of your friends and achievements, you can also stream games from the console to the PC and play multiplayer games from your PC against other players on Xbox. The Windows Store now eases the process of finding games and purchasing them for use across the PC and Xbox. Currently the app is called Xbox Console Companion, but Microsoft is working on a new standalone Xbox app.
We will closely monitor the May 2020 Update experience and share timely information on the current rollout status and known issues.