Software giant Microsoft is planning to begin the roll-out of its Windows 10 May 2019 Update to testers starting next week. This, of course, will be followed by a more widespread roll-out of the update in May this year. The new update is codenamed ’19H1′ and it is the next major version of Windows 10. However, in terms of features, it is a relatively light update.
As a part of the update, the company is adding a new light theme for Windows 10, along with a Windows Sandbox feature and Kaomoji support. In addition to this, the update will also separate Cortana from Windows search.
Furthermore, the May 2019 Update by Microsoft will enable Windows 10 users to control how exactly they get feature updates. Till now, we have seen Microsoft push out updates to machines once they are ready in order to ensure that everyone has the latest version of their operating system. However, this is all set to change now.
Once you get the May 2019 Update, you will be able to decide when you want to install the latest major version on your system. With this, Windows 10 will be able to work on the existing version and the company will keep sending it monthly security updates. So, if there are features in the latest software update that you think you don’t want, you can avoid that and still keep Windows 10 running on your device in a healthy condition.
However, we should add that Windows 10 and Pro users will be able to pause features and monthly updates for up to 35 days. In addition to this, the software company is also coming out with its intelligent active hours, which will enable the operating system to detect when the PC is being used so that it doesn’t start installing any updates then. We have to say this will really be a relief. While the system will prompt users informing them about new updates, it won’t force them to install them immediately.
Microsoft will be seen rolling out the update to Release Preview testers starting next week and it is worth mentioning that the software company has kept the gap between the testing phase and the release of the stable update larger this time. Earlier, Microsoft tested its update for days before it was rolled out to the masses. This time, it will be testing it for weeks. The technology giant will also be adding a new dashboard which will help it track the health of Windows releases.