On June 21, 2020, Microsoft released the next major update for Windows 11, called Windows May 2020 Update. It’s a significant upgrade, bringing several improvements to Windows 11, especially for the user interface and system security issues. If you want to know what’s new in Windows 11 May 2020 Update and if it’s worth doing the update as soon as possible, read this article:
- The Start menu has fewer fixed apps, you can uninstall more default apps, and you can uncheck tile groups
The Start menu is simpler, with fewer applications fixed to it by default. Some of the applications are now grouped to keep everything as tidy as possible. The Start Menu also allows you to right-click and uninstall more default applications than it allowed in the past. In addition, you can now uncheck entire groups of tiles directly from the context menu.
- The curtain is separate from the search in Windows 11
Microsoft has tried to make Cortana and Windows 11 search one and the same. With the release of the May 2020 Update, the company decided that this was not a good idea. Cortana remains available in Windows 11 and still does its job as your personal virtual assistant, but now it functions as a stand-alone entity. The curtain receives a separate button on the taskbar, as well as a separate settings category in the Settings application.
We like this change, especially for users in regions where Cortana is available.
3. Searching in Windows 11 is more useful
Windows 11 May 2020 Update provides a better search experience. First, the search bar on the taskbar works the same as before, but without Cortana. At the top of the search panel you have filters available, but you can also see your most used applications, your recent documents and websites, or other activities in your Timeline.
Windows 11 May 2020 Update also gives you easier access to search indexing options, which you can find in ” Settings -> Search -> Searching in Windows.” We like the search experience in this update, and we think you’ll like it too.
- Windows Sandbox lets you test applications and websites you don’t trust
May 2020 Update adds an excellent tool for technical users and IT professionals. It’s called the Windows Sandbox, and it’s a Windows 11 virtual environment that you can use to do things like run and test applications, or visit websites you don’t know if they’re safe.
Unfortunately, Windows Sandbox is only available in the Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 11. If you want to use this virtual environment on your computer, here’s how to install Windows Sandbox for Windows in three steps.
- Create Microsoft accounts using only a phone number instead of an email address
Until now, you couldn’t create a Microsoft account without an email address. Starting with Windows 11 May 2020 Update, you can also create a Microsoft account using a simple phone number instead of email address. It’s probably not something to amaze computer users, but it’s a good thing for people who use their smart phones a lot.
We like this new option and we are curious what you think. Comment below and tell us your point of view. You can also view official website on windows 11 visit here https://www.window11updates.com/
6. The Settings app is more useful, with new settings for Windows Hello, Fonts, Clock Sync, and Networks
All the options in Windows Hello are better organized and thus easier to understand. Now you can even use a physical key to connect to Windows 11, for maximum security.
The process of installing new fonts has also received an improvement. Unlike previous versions of Windows 11, to install a new font in the May 2020 Update, you can drag a font over the Fonts page in the Settings app.
In older versions of Windows 11, if you wanted to synchronize your watch with a time server on the Internet, you had to search a lot through the Control Panel. In the May 2020 update, you can sync time directly from the Settings app. It is a small but welcome improvement.
Another setting that was migrated to the Settings application is the configuration page for the IP addresses used by your Ethernet network card or cards. Now you can set the IP addresses in “Settings -> Network and Internet -> Ethernet.”
All of these changes should make the Settings app more useful and give you fewer reasons to access the old Control Panel.