Microsoft chose to keep silent: hidden improvements in Windows 10 20H1


On June 5, the next build of Windows 10 build 18912 (20H1) was released. Among the changes, only improvements to the Screen Narrator are mentioned, but, in fact, the assembly contains other changes that Microsoft chose to keep silent about.

For some time, Microsoft has already been testing the 20H1 update on the Early Access Channel of the Windows Insider Pre-Evaluation Program. This update will be released next spring. The next build, 18912, was released on June 5th. Among the changes, only improvements to the Narrator were mentioned, but, in fact, the assembly contains other changes, which Microsoft chose to keep silent about.

A Twitter user named Albacore noticed several small changes in build 18912. For example, users can now create a calendar event right in the pop-up window on the taskbar — you no longer need to go to the Calendar application. Some users were quick to say that this function was introduced earlier, but this information was not confirmed on the test machine. Apparently, Microsoft delivers new functions to insiders.

Another change detected by Albacore is related to the Windows Update section in the Settings application, namely the delivery optimization settings. Previously, users could set a bandwidth limit, which is used to download updates in the background, as a percentage. Build 18912 uses absolute values ​​in Mbps. Thus, the level of bandwidth when downloading updates will be constant, regardless of the total bandwidth.

Of course, these changes may seem minor, but they do simplify certain things. It is unclear why Microsoft did not list them in the list of changes. Perhaps the company is simply evaluating whether they were received by all insiders or not.

Are you testing builds of Windows 10 20H1? Are the above improvements available to you?


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