Published: Sat, April 06, 2019
Technology | By Nina Perez

What's new in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update?

What's new in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update?

"We will provide notification that an update is available and recommended based on our data, but it will be largely up to the user to initiate when the update occurs", Microsoft explains in a blog post.

"We are adding new features that will empower users with control and transparency around when updates are installed", Microsoft said.

And there was more new information out of Redmond that includes giving users more control over the updates.

Feature updates were released twice a year previously; when Microsoft deemed that a system was ready for update, it would push out the update to the system automatically.

Netmarketshare, a statistics outlet, recently issued a new report that stated Windows 7 has lost nearly two percent of desktop market share in the last month.

The Windows 10 May Update (Version 19H1), which was formerly known as the Windows 10 April update, will now be released at the end of next month.

All Windows 10 users, including Home edition users, will be able to pause an update for up to 35 days (a pause action is in effect for seven days, but it can be renewed five times consecutively).

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As the name suggests, the May 2019 Update comes late next month.

It will do that by no longer shoving monthly and biannual updates down the throats of Windows 10 users, starting with the next big one. The update will roll out to Windows Insider testers from next week onwards, and will be available to the general public in phases beginning in late May.

The Windows 10 Game bar is about to get a whole lot more useful.

And what's worse, local officials say, Microsoft doesn't even want to negotiate "the annual charge for a license", as per SomersetLive. To further enhance active hours, users will now have the option to let Windows Update intelligently adjust active hours based on their device-specific usage patterns.

The May 2019 Update is going to spend "increased time" lurking in Release Preview, and Microsoft intends to chow down on its own dog food with employees encouraged to put the code on their own personal devices. In essence, Microsoft is promising to be a better landlord for its Windows 10 tenants. Below we have outlined some of the more notable features coming out in the update.

While I would like to have seen a reduction to one feature update per year instead of two, the changes are a step in the right direction.

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