As we are stepping into the second quarter of the year, tech companies are following their traditional approaches too. The PC-maker Microsoft begun Windows 10 May 2019 update rollout yesterday for users registered in the Release Preview ring of Windows Insider. While the company had already detailed the update earlier this month, it still wants to keep the update in the testing phase among these Release Preview ring users before releasing it for everyone. The full Windows 10 May 2019 update lined up to release next month will be bringing some noteworthy features such as more control to users while an OS update installation as well as new control to pause all the updates for a month.
Windows 10 May 2019 Update: Major Features Coming
Wrapping up the changes in one line, you can say that after Windows 10 May 2019 update, the user will decide whether to or whether not to install an update. The only time an automatic update will take place without user consent will be when the current OS version of the user is approaching the end-of-service timeline. Moreover, you can stop every single update on the PC for a period of 35 days and there is also an Intelligent Active Hours feature that will analyze the time when users are least likely to be interrupted by an update.
Microsoft shared a blog post to reveal the information about the Windows 10 May 2019 update being available for the testers under the Release Preview ring. Microsoft also confirmed that the build will be available for Release Preview ring for a longer amount of time to get detailed testing and address bugs as well as software problems. The following steps are apparently coming after last year’s heavy criticism over the Windows 10 October 2018 update, which was causing massive issues including ‘Blue Screen of Death‘ and loss of all the data to name a few.
Apart from the blog post, Microsoft already cleared its intentions about releasing the Windows 10 May 2019 update through a stable channel late in May. The company also ensured that with the release of Windows 10 May 2019 update, Microsoft will offer promotions to the Windows Insider program members in the Fast Ring for further testing of 20H1 builds. The company is also ready to merge the Skip Ahead group testers back into the original Fast Ring group. These changes will be effective in the upcoming weeks.
If we talk about the 20H1 builds, Microsoft has confirmed that those are from development branch of Windows 10 implying that you can find a tonne of bugs in it. So all those members of the Insider programme who are not ready for the issues and want to stick to the Windows 10 May 2019 update will have to change their testing status and shift to Slow or Release Preview rings. Furthermore, Microsoft promised the Insider program members for the 19H2 bits roll out later this spring.