Computer electronics giant Microsoft made a significant shift in their development of operating systems for PCs when Windows 10 was released in 2015. Where improvements and new features were usually held back until significant version updates (with added names), here the upgrading is a routine online procedure that takes place at least once a year. This method is a big help for quickly determining what new additions, removals and changes work or not. That was how users of Windows Paint convinced Microsoft to keep it as a default application and not a Store downloadable. But now a new update batch is ready for user consideration.
The Verge tells us that the May 2019 for Windows 10 has been released by Microsoft on Tuesday, May 21. This will be the acid test for Microsoft’s priority shift on “maintaining service quality” following the uneven reception of the updates that came out in 2018. Some of those changes have led to system performance issues popping up that would then need resolving in the next update. The October 2018 update had been especially notorious for getting some files deleted in the computers they have been installed to. Microsoft is being more careful this time.
Having improved monitoring of a Windows 10 release status is not the only thing coming out of the May 2019 Update. Another important change is that in the latest version, Windows Search and the Cortana assistant will become separate from each other. This removes the hassle of using one platform for both voice-activated and typewritten searches. Also included is the “Sandbox” featured on the Pro or Enterprise Win-10 releases. It generates a separate virtual desktop viewable on the main one. This can be a safe environment on which a user can run any dubious executable files (.exe) in a safe environment without risking their PC.
If you think the Windows 10 May 2019 Update is all serious however, do not walk away yet. Other features included in the new build include an additional theme for the operating system desktop, for those who are getting tired of the black taskbar interface. The new theme showcases a brighter shade of blue for the default wallpaper and blue-white taskbar, easier on the eyes. Display support is also being given for kaomoji, the evocative Japanese emoji format that showcase such funny big gestures as “Kirby” or “empty-handed” or “table-flipping” – ( >”)> or ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ or (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update will gradually be available for downloading the world over from its initial release date. Users can check if they can finally download the new features on the “Windows Update” option in the Settings app.
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