Top 5 Windows 10 20H1 and 20H2 features to land next year


Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
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There are only three weeks left until Microsoft rolls out the Windows 10 November 2019 Update. As we previously reported, don’t expect this OS version to be a major one. Windows 10 19H2 will only pack a few minor improvements, but nothing major in terms of new features.

On the other hand, Windows 10 20H1 and 20H2 will be a whole different story. These two updates will bring many new features to the table that will further improve the Windows 10 experience.

If you’re curious to learn what’s new in these two OS versions, you’ve come to the right place. We compiled an interesting list of the best upcoming Windows 10 features that will land next year.

Don’t forget to bookmark this page. We’ll constantly update it as Microsoft reveals more information about the upcoming Windows 10 April 2020 Update and Windows 10 October 2020 Update.

Key Windows 10 20H1 features

Chat-based Cortana

chat cortana windows 10 20h1

The new Cortana allows you to type or speak natural language queries and get relevant answers. And all these thanks to the advancements made by Microsoft Research AI Center which resulted in better speech and language models.

As a bonus, you can also change the default position of the chat window, and enable both light and dark themes in Windows.

Speaking of dark theme settings, you may also want to check out these guides:

Windows 10 Cloud Reset

Reset Windows 10 from cloud

You no longer need to use existing OS files and USB sticks in order to fresh install Windows 10. You’ll soon be able to reinstall Windows from the cloud. If you already have a high internet speed connection, then the whole process will be a lot faster as well.

How to use Windows 10 Cloud Reset

  1. Go to Start > Settings > navigate to Update & Security > Recovery
  2. Select Keep my files or Remove everything depending on whether you want to keep your files or not
  3. Select Cloud download or Local reinstall to complete the process.

Windows Update bandwidth limits

update throttling windows 10 20h1

You can throttle the bandwidth used for downloading Windows 10 updates as an absolute value for both foreground and background downloads.

If you’re interested in optimizing your bandwidth, these tools will definitely come in handy:

Connect Network Cameras to Windows 10

Network Cameras Windows 10 20h1

You’ll soon be able to pair your network camera used for surveillance and security purposes to your Windows 10 computer. This means you can use your PC camera app to capture photos and stream videos from your network camera.

Go passwordless on Windows 10

windows-10-passwordless

Typing your Microsoft Account every time you start your computer is not a very modern approach. Security is very important to Microsoft and for this reason, you can enable passwordless sign-in for your Microsoft accounts from Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options.

For more information on how to use this feature, you can check out this guide.

Windows 10 20H1 release date

The big M is expected to finalize the Windows 10 20H1 RTM build by December 2019. Taking into account the update release pattern Microsoft exhibited so far, Windows 10 20H1 should land in April 2020. Most likely, the company will push the OS on April, 14 2020 — right on Patch Tuesday that is.

Key Windows 10 20H2 features

Windows 10X

windows 10x release date

Windows 10X is a special OS version developed for dual-screen and foldable devices. As Microsoft explains, the OS was created with productivity in mind:

With a dual-screen PC and Windows 10X, people can get things done on-the-go faster than ever: take notes on one screen while reviewing the full project proposal on the other while in transit.

Windows 10X will be released in the fall of 2020 and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.

Windows 10 20H2 release date

Windows 10 20H2 RTM build is expected to be ready by June 2020 or July 2020 at the latest. If everything goes according to plan, the Windows 10 October 2020 update should be available for download on October, 13 2020.

Conclusion

As you can see, 2020 will be an interesting year in terms of new Windows 10 features. Of course, the list doesn’t end here as we simply picked the most important features announced by Microsoft so far. We’re sure the company will introduce many more new features in the coming months.

Speaking of which, is there a particular feature you’d want Microsoft to add to Windows 10? Let us know in the comments below.