Microsoft announces new Windows 10 2H20 update

Microsoft has announced the next Windows 10 update that will arrive for everyone in November 2020

Many users have not yet received the May Windows 10 update, but Microsoft already announces the next semi-annual update, the Windows 10 20H2 (2020, second half). Contrary to what many thought, however, the new features announced are few.

According to Microsoft, in fact, the next semi-annual update will have to do mainly with quality. That, translated into simple words, means that Microsoft will proceed to fix small and big bugs and to file some features to make the Windows 10 user experience smoother and more pleasant. The new features that won't be introduced with the second 2020 update, therefore, already seem more numerous than those that will be. A first beta version of this update has already been released on June 16 to users subscribed to the "Beta Channel", i.e. the former "Slow Ring" of the Windows Insider Program.

Windows 10 20H2: how it won't be

Waiting for Microsoft to make official the new features of Windows 10 20H2 we can already imagine which ones will not be introduced. For example, the new File Explorer, with larger icons, more space between items and many of the current hidden items, should not make its debut with this update. The same goes for the new "Fluent Design", of which at the moment we've only seen some icons. There will not even be, therefore, the new Start menu without the Live Tiles.

Windows 10 20H2: when it arrives

As mentioned, a first beta version of Windows 10 20H2 is already being distributed among beta tester users. A more complete version and more similar to the final one might arrive within a few weeks. Microsoft, in any case, confirms that it has no plans to change its policy of distributing updates (official and beta), but that it will continue to "learn and adapt" to improve the process based on user feedback.

Windows 10 20H1 is a fiasco

In the meantime, however, reports of problems arising from the installation of Windows 10 20H1 (2020, first half, commonly called May Update) grow day by day. First, problems with printers popped up, later also confirmed for printing to Pdf files. Next, problems with the GUI were reported, which was being changed to one for tablets. Finally a nasty bug popped up: Windows keeps asking the user to optimize the disk, telling him that he has to defragment an SSD disk as well.