Windows 10 May 2019 Update announced, and major update changes

The light theme in Windows 10 May 2019 Update

And will be released to the mainstream public starting May 2019. With the new widget based system, Microsoft contends that the UI is highly customizable and allows the user to tailor the layout to specific tastes or needs. "We will provide notification that an update is available and recommended based on our data, but it will be largely up to the user to initiate when the update occurs", Microsoft explains in a blog post.

Beyond that change, the May 2019 update will allow users to push back feature updates until it reaches end-of-life. So if you want to do that, now is the time.

Lastly, Microsoft will now use AI to make sure it's installing updates when you're not actually using your computer. And if you're just itching to test Windows 10 19H2 (which is shaping up to be the most uneventful new version in the history of Windows), you'll have to wait a bit to see just where you'll sit in the scheme of things. Administrators may select to download and install these feature updates but they don't have to according to Microsoft so that they may stay on the current version as long as it is supported.

"While regular updates are critical to keeping modern devices secure and running smoothly ... we have heard clear feedback that the Windows update process itself can be disruptive, particularly that Windows users would like more control over when updates happen", Fortin wrote.

The other major addition is new screenshot-sharing functionality.

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"In fact, all customers will now have the ability to explicitly choose if they want to update their device when they "check for updates" or to pause updates for up to 35 days". This first major Windows 10 update of 2019 will be named as Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

Microsoft has been updating its Windows 10 operating system twice a year - once in the spring, and again in the autumn. This extension ability is for all editions of Windows 10, including Home.

Delaying the release for some additional testing is the right decision; most users, admins and companies would not mind, probably, if the testing would even take longer than that provided that the final release version is as stable as it can be.

Perhaps the biggest feature of Windows 10 19H1 is the change in the update option. So, you can't run an old version forever, but you can probably skip several years worth of updates or install them at your leisure.

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