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March 03, 2020 2 min read

10 New Features of Windows 10 1909 Update

Windows 10 version 1909 will be the eight major refresh since the original release! Let’s take a look and highlight 10 major changes in the new desktop experience…


  1. Taskbar: As part of the new features, in this new version, Windows 10 introduces the ability to create calendar events from the taskbar without the need to open the Calendar app.
  2. Action centre and notifications: In Action Centre, update 19H2 now shows the options to configure and turn off notifications from an app and website right on the notification, both as a banner and in Action Centre.
  3. Start menu: In the Start menu, you won’t see a lot of changes, but hovering over the left rail will now expand the menu automatically for all users.
  4. File explorer: Starting with Windows 10 version 1909, the search box in File Explorer is now controlled by Windows Search. This also means that the search box in File Explorer integrates with OneDrive content online, just like when using search from the taskbar.
  5. Notifications: In the Notifications & actions page there’s a new setting to disable sound for all notifications, and the page will now default to sorting notification senders by most recently shown notification, rather than sender name.
  6. Digital assistant: Starting with version 1909, another new feature includes the ability for Windows 10 to support third-party digital assistants to voice activate above the Lock screen.
  7. Containers: Windows containers require matching host and container version. This restricts customers and limits Windows containers from supporting mixed-version container pod scenarios. This update includes several fixes to address this and allow the host to run down-level containers on up-level for process (Argon) isolation.
  8. Processors: Windows 10 is introducing a new processor rotation policy that distributes work more fairly among these favoured cores (logical processors of the highest available scheduling class).
  9. Battery life: Windows 10 version 1909 also improves general battery life and power efficiency improvements for devices with certain processors.
  10.  Key rolling: Key-rolling or Key-rotation feature enables secure rolling of Recovery passwords on MDM managed AAD devices upon on demand request from in-tune/MDM tools or upon every time recovery password is used to unlock the BitLocker protected drive. 

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