Microsoft releases two major updates to Windows 10 each
year. The second one for the calendar
year 2019 is set for release. (version 1909) As with most releases you may
notice your disk space fluctuate as Microsoft is pushing down the release in
advance of deployment. Also, as with other Windows 10 releases you can defer
them for a period of time.
This release contains many fixes and updates, most of which
will not affect your day to day use of the computer. For example, Microsoft has
made some underlying security improvements and made some power efficiency
improvements for certain hardware. This update is expected to contain fewer
updates than a typical semi-annual release and install more quickly consequently.
One new feature is the ability to create reminders right
from the Calendar flyout on the task bar (lower right corner). You can pick
your date and time and location for reminders.
See figure 1 below for a visual:
The start menu will now show you expanded items if you hover
over an icon in the menu. Previously you need to click on it to see the
There are also several improvements to notifications. It is
now more clear to discern action pane notifications and banner
notifications. You can disable sound for
all notification rather than app by app.
for a nice article that summarizes some of the key customer facing improvements
in more detail.
NOTE: As a reminder, if you are running Windows 7, that operating system will reach end of life on January 14, 2020. That means Microsoft will no longer support or patch the operating system. This makes Windows 7 a security concern after the end of life date and we advise users to upgrade to Windows 10.
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