Microsoft’s next major Windows 10 update is just about ready to be released to the public. It focuses on bringing new improvements and features to the existing Microsoft May 2019 Update that has been available for a while now. The official name of this update is Windows 10 November 2019 Update, code-named 19H2 for short. It should be released on November 12, 2019.
What Is It?
Unlike previous Windows 10 feature updates, the November 2019 Update will sit on top of the May 2019 Update just like a normal Windows 10 patch. This means there’s less risk and downtime when updating your PC to the new release. Unlike normal feature updates that require large downloads and longer reboot times to update, the November 2019 Update will be delivered as a typical Patch Tuesday release. This means the download will be much smaller with a more efficient install.
What Is Included?
Since Windows 19H2 is still in development, this list will be considered incomplete. To see the full list of what should be included according to Microsoft, click here. Keep in mind that Microsoft released this changelog in early October.
- You will now be able to quickly create an event straight from the Calendar flyout on the Taskbar.
- Microsoft added a “Manage notifications” button to the top of the Action Center that launches the main “Notifications & Actions” Settings page.
- The navigation pane on the Start menu now expands when you hover over it with your mouse to better inform where clicking goes.
- Microsoft will add images to show what is meant by “banner” and “Action Center” when adjusting the notifications on apps in order to make these settings more approachable and understandable.
- You can see the options to configure and turn off notifications from an app/website right on the notification, both as a banner and in Action Center.
- Microsoft will update the search box in File Explorer to now be powered by Windows Search. This change will help integrate your OneDrive content online with the traditional indexed results.
- There are general battery life and power efficiency improvements for PCs with certain processors.