Officially called Windows 10 version 2004, the next major version of Microsoft’s desktop OS is slated to launch in April. The feature update began rolling out to all Windows Insiders last year and the update is now available for testers in WSUS.
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According to Microsoft, IT admins and enterprises can now distribute Windows 10’s 20H1 update through Windows Update Server Services (WSUS) and prepare for the public rollout. Win10 version 2004 will show up in organizations that have added Windows Pre-Release WSUS catalog.
This is yet another confirmation that the tech giant is making good progress on Windows 10 version 2004 ahead of its public rollout in April/May.
Based on the feedback from IT admins and other testers, Microsoft will decide the launch date of 20H1 update. Although the update is almost done, Microsoft plans to service it with cumulative updates for another one month to ensure quality.
The ISOs of the update are also available but Microsoft has yet to make the feature update available for Insiders on the Release Preview ring, which is the final step in the updates-testing process.
The update was reportedly finalized in December and Microsoft is now testing it to ensure its quality before the official launch.
Windows 10 20H1 is a huge release with multiple new features and improvements. For example, Windows Search is getting a new algorithm to address problems with excessive disk and processor usage, which some users have experienced in the past.
In theory, Windows Search can now detect excessive disk usage and other performance issues and throttle search indexing activity.
Microsoft will improve Windows 10 search in other ways too. In 20H1, Windows Search has been updated to be more intelligent and find your files or folders even when you made spelling mistakes in the search query.
Similarly, Microsoft is introducing Cloud Recovery, a new Cortana experience, and also updating Task Manager with disk type and GPU temperature options.