Windows 10 is expecting a major update in 2020 and is developed called Codenamed 20NH1. This new update is expected in Spring 2020. This update focuses primarily on under the hood platform work to improve OS stability and performance.
Here are all the major features to expect in Windows 10 2020
Windows Search System
File Explorer has a new search UI and is now powered by a new “Windows Search” system. The touch keyboard now features 39 additional languages powered by SwiftKey technologies. Input Method Editor (IME) has improvements for Japanese as well as Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Dictation now supports 12 additional languages. The Wi-Fi list has been updated with a tweaked UI and better iconography. Windows Ink Workspace is now smaller and provides direct access to Microsoft Whiteboard and Snip & Sketch. A brand new Cortana experience is present that features a new conversational UI, light and dark mode, and more.
New Notification Options
Virtual Desktops can now be renamed and are saved across reboots. New notification options are present and allow the user to control what apps can pop notifications, hide the content of notifications, and more. Users can now add events to their calendar directly from the time and date flyout on the taskbar. Convertible laptops now have an improved touch experience when in desktop mode that makes buttons larger on the taskbar and in File Explorer.
You can now make your device “passwordless” which removes the traditional password option from the login screen and instead relies entirely on Windows Hello methods of authentication.
A new overview section for the Languages area in Settings lets you quickly know which languages are selected as default for their Windows display, Apps & websites, Regional format, Keyboard, and Speech.
A new cloud download option will let users recover and reinstall Windows without an ISO or physical media on hand. The optional features area has been updated with a new UI that features multiselect, search, and more.
Mouse cursor speed settings are now available within the modern Settings app. Also a new network status page is present with an updated UI and more options. Cloud Download is now a recovery option when factory resetting your device.
Disk type is now visible within Task Manager. Settings has a new account header along the top on the homepage. There are now new download throttling options for Windows Update in Settings.
The languages area in Settings has been redesigned to easier see the current state of language settings at a glance. Magnifier has an updated UI and you will find that Snip & Sketch now supports single-window mode, zoom, and improved WIN+Shift+S discover ability.
Task Manager now shows GPU temperature when a dedicated GPU is present. Notepad is now a Microsoft Store app that is updated independently from the OS.
Narrator is now more efficient when reading tables. Header information is not repeated when navigating within the same row or column. Entering and exiting tables is also less verbose. There’s a new command in Narrator to give a webpage summary that gives information about hyperlinks, landmarks, and headings. Windows Magnifier has a new ability to keep the text cursor in the center of the screen making it easier and smoother to type.
Narrator can now tell you the title of the page that is being linked to by pressing Caps + Ctrl + D. Eye Control has received improvements, including new drag & drop, pause, and settings changes.
Narrator will now automatically start reading webpages and emails. The Magnifier UI now works with dark theme and text sizing options. Narrator now provides a more efficient reading experience when reading messages in Outlook or Windows Mail. Narrator’s Outlook folder reading has been enhanced for an optimal triaging experience. You can now customize the text cursor indicator with different colors and sizes in the Settings app.
Various other features
Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 is now present and supports ELF64 Linux binaries, faster file system performance, and full system call compatibility. You’ll now be able to connect to your WSL 2 Linux networking applications using local host. Microsoft has updated the Microsoft Account sync engine. A new profile picture sync system is present that now updates your profile picture across devices and Microsoft services more quickly.
Installing MSIX apps from outside the Store no longer requires the sideloading apps option to be enabled.
About Windows 10
Windows 10 is a series of personal computer operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems. It is the successor to Windows 8.1, and was released to manufacturing on July 15, 2015, and broadly released for retail sale on July 29, 2015.
Windows 10 receives new builds on an ongoing basis, which are available at no additional cost to users, in addition to additional test builds of Windows 10 . Devices in enterprise environments can receive these updates at a slower pace, or use long-term support milestones that only receive critical updates, such as security patches, over their ten-year lifespan of extended support.
Windows 10 provides heavier integration with the Xbox ecosystem. Xbox SmartGlass is succeeded by the Xbox Console Companion (formerly the Xbox app), which allows users to browse their game library (including both PC and Xbox console games), and Game DVR is also available using a keyboard shortcut, allowing users to save the last 30 seconds of gameplay as a video that can be shared to Xbox Live, OneDrive, or elsewhere. Windows 10 also allows users to control and play games from an Xbox One console over a local network. The Xbox Live SDK allows application developers to incorporate Xbox Live functionality into their apps, and future wireless Xbox One accessories, such as controllers, are supported on Windows with an adapter. Microsoft also intends to allow cross-buys and save synchronization between Xbox One and Windows 10 versions of games; Microsoft Studios games such as ReCore and Quantum Break are intended as being exclusive to Windows 10 and Xbox One.
Candy Crush Saga and Microsoft Solitaire Collection are also automatically installed upon installation of Windows 10.
Windows 10 adds native game recording and screenshot capture ability using the newly introduced game bar. Users can also have the OS continuously record gameplay in the background, which then allows the user to save the last few moments of gameplay to the hard disk. Windows 10 adds FLAC and HEVC codecs and support for the Matroska media container, allowing these formats to be opened in Windows Media Player and other applications.
Note that Windows 10 new update will be released shortly now in 2020.