Windows 10 Version 20H2 Released for Testing by Organizations, how XEOX can help you with that.

Windows 10’s October 2020 Update, also known as the 20H2 update, is coming soon. This update is focused on bug and performance fixes, but it has some larger changes—like the removal of the System Control Panel.

The October 2020 Update is already available to download for those in the Windows Insider Program, and is expected to roll out widely in. The update, also known as Windows 10 version 20H2, includes the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser, and updates to the Start menu, taskbar and notifications.

Microsoft believes that Build 19042.508 is the final build and still plan on continuing to improve the overall experience of the October 2020 Update on customers’ PCs as part of our normal servicing cadence.

With XEOX you can easily deploy the update on a per device basis. When your tests are done you are able to do group based or company wide rollout with a few clicks.

Version 20H2 changelog

Windows Shell

  • Notifications feature an updated layout with an X to dismiss notifications back into the Action Center.
  • The Start menu now has a streamlined design that removes solid color backplates behind app logos in the apps list and live tile interface.
  • Pinned websites will now show all open instances when hovering over its icon on the taskbar.
  • Tabs in Microsoft Edge will now show up in the ALT+TAB interface.

Windows Settings

  • System > About now features copy buttons that will copy your system specifications to your clipboard.
  • There’s a new Local Users and Groups modern device management (MDM) policy that allows an administrator to make granular changes to a local group on a managed device, on par with what has been available to devices managed with on-prem Group Policy (GP).

Miscellaneous changes

  • The new Microsoft Edge is now preinstalled.
  • The touch experience is more optimized when in desktop mode.
  • Focus Assist will no longer provide users with a summary of missed notifications when Focus Assist is turned off.
  • Using your Microsoft Account, Windows 10 will now automatically pin Your Phone, Office, or the Xbox app to the Taskbar when setting up a PC running 20H2 for the first time.
  • Improved support for non-ASCII file paths for Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Auto Incident Response (IR).

Start menu: A new Start menu will feature a more streamlined design, replacing the solid color backplates behind the logos in your apps list with partially transparent backgrounds, helping the icons stand out more. You can also set an accent color if you like.

Tabs: Open all tabs in Edge in Alt + Tab, instead of just the active one in each browser window. You can also configure it to show only your last three or five tabs, or turn it off completely under Settings > System > Multitasking.

Taskbar: Personalize your Taskbar so you can find what you’re looking for faster.

Notifications: See where your notification is coming from by checking the app logo at the top, and dismiss it by clicking the X in the top right corner. Focus Assist notification and summary will be turned off by default.

2-in-1 devices: For these device users, instead of getting a notification asking if you want to switch to tablet mode every time you detach your keyboard, it will happen by default.

Just like the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, this upcoming release isn’t a full feature update. That means when it’s ready, the update will sit on top of the May 2020 Update instead, equating to a much smaller download and install period.

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