Windows 10 May Feature Update 2004 Now Available and What’s New

The Windows 10 Feature Update 2004 is now available for you to download and install on your Windows 10 computer.

Here’s a guide to assist you to check if it’s available for you: How to manually check for Windows 10 Updates

Here are the main new features in Windows 10 Feature Update 2004

Faster & Easier Connections

Microsoft are making it easier and faster to pair your Bluetooth devices to your compatible Windows 10 PC. Now you can take care of everything in notifications (instead of Settings) with fewer steps.

Go Passwordless

For improved security and a simple sign-in experience, you can sign in with your face, fingerprint or PIN?

It’s easier than ever to enable passwordless sign-in for your Microsoft accounts: just go to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options on your Windows 10 PC and select On under Require Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts.

NOTE: That this is hardware dependent.

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Microsoft are bringing the fun by making more kaomoji available directly in the Windows emoji keyboard.

To access you can use the shortcut, Windows key + Period key to access.

Name Your Desktops

Now instead of “Desktop 1” or “Desktop 2” you can give your Virtual Desktops more descriptive, clever, or amusing names.

Using Virtual Desktop in Windows 10 allows you to expand your desktop beyond the physical limitations of the space, organize groups of related tasks, and easily switch between them. Tackling what you want to—when you want to—just got a whole lot easier.

Visit this post to learn more on how to access Virtual Desktop in Windows 10.

See Gaming In A Whole New Light

New DirectX 12 Ultimate features provide smoother graphics with increased detail all without sacrificing framerate.

Customisation & Utility At Your Fingertips

Xbox Game Bar now supports third-party widgets, helping you customise the overlay experience to fit with the way you game.

Memory Improvements In Microsoft Edge

The Edge browser is one of the most used application and where people spend a large portion of their time on Windows. Windows is excited to announce that one of the first Win32 applications that will take advantage of segment heap capabilities is Microsoft Edge. The early internal testing results of devices on the May 2020 Update are showing a memory usage reduction of up to 27% when browsing with Microsoft Edge.

Stay On Top Of Your Numbers

You can now keep the calculator close by now as Windows 10 now lets you choose to keep the Calculator app on top of everything.

Notepad Newness

The beloved 30-year-old text editor has some small but mighty improvements.

There’s now wrap around find/replace, quick text zooming, and when you see an asterisk in the title bar you’ll know you have unsaved changes.

Bringing Your Smartphone & Windows 10 PC Closer Together

The May Feature 2004 Update brings the popular Your Phone app’s Calls feature to ARM supported PCs from Microsoft and our OEM partners.

You will now be able to place, receive, or text reply to your incoming phone calls directly on your PC without having your Android phone right next to your PC.

That’s not all, with the Your Phone app, you can stay in your flow by sending or receiving texts, checking notifications and getting instant access to your Android phone’s photos and apps via your computer’s large screen and keyboard.

To learn more about the Your Phone app visit this page

The New Cortana Chat-based Experience Is Here

Your personal productivity assistant now has an updated chat-based user interface where you can type or speak requests in natural language to save time finding what you need and stay on track.

For the best experience, sign in with your work or school account and connect with people, check your schedule, add tasks, set reminders and more.

Visit our Microsoft 365 Blog for more information and select the Cortana icon to try out the experience for yourself with requests such as:

  • “Am I free at [time]?”
  • “Who is [person]?”
  • “Find time with [person] to talk about [topic]”
  • “Join my meeting”
  • “Remind me to [task] at [time]”
  • “Change the brightness”
  • “Is it going to rain tomorrow?”

Narrator News

Narrator sounds have been revamped and are now more functional and responsive.

There’s also a new command to summarize a webpage, and you’ll also hear some table reading improvements, plus, Narrator will automatically start reading webpages and emails (when they’re opened in Outlook and the Mail app).



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