O Windows 10 is getting ready to receive a semiannual update: the November 2019 Update, also known as 19H2 or version 1909, is practically finished and can be tested within the Insider program. It is basically a service pack: there are few new features in the interface, as the focus is on fixing bugs and improving performance.
Installing the November 2019 Update promises to be a smooth process for those already running the May 2019 Update, because it will be distributed in a similar way to the monthly security updates. In other words, the download size will be relatively small and the restart will take less time.
However, if you are coming from an earlier version of Windows, such as the October 2018 Update, you will need to wait a while to install the update.
Windows 10 brings few changes in version 1909
THE list of changes it’s very small. Version 1909 has a “Manage notifications” option in the Action Center, which allows you to more easily configure the alerts that your applications send to you. The interface has become more intuitive, lists the apps that issued notification last, and allows you to disable the sound individually.
Windows Explorer changed the search box to use Windows Search technology: this means that you will see search results immediately after typing, including files that are on OneDrive.
You can create new calendar events from the taskbar:
There are still some changes behind the scenes, with improvements in battery life “for PCs with certain processors”; new task distribution among the CPU cores; and voice assistants (in addition to Cortana) that can run on the Windows 10 lock screen, including Alexa.
“We believe that build 18363,418 is the final version,” writes Brandon LeBlanc, of Microsoft. To test it, you must participate in the Windows Insider program and enter the Release Preview. Those in slow mode will be migrated to the 20H1 version, which will be launched in 2020.