Windows 10 May 2020 Update (20H1) heads to the Release Preview Ring ahead of public release

Laurent Giret

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Microsoft is finally moving forward with Windows 10 version 2004 (20H1), which is now available for Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Ring. The Windows Insider team confirmed today that the feature update will also be named “May 2020 Update,” suggesting that it will start rolling out to the public next month.

Release Preview Insiders are getting today the same build 19041.207 that Microsoft flighted to Slow Ring Insiders two days ago. “We believe that Build 19041.207 is the final build and we will continue to improve the overall experience of the May 2020 Update on customers’ PCs as part of our normal servicing cadence,” the Windows Insider team explained today.

Today’s blog post also mentioned two important pieces of information: first of all, Windows Insider Program for Business participants who have already installed the May 2020 Update from WSUS or in the Slow or Release Preview ring. can now request Microsoft Support. However, the Windows Insider team recommends Windows Mixed Reality users to wait before installing the May 2020 Update as Microsoft is still working on fixing compatibility issues.

If you’re not a Windows Insider and want to install the May 2020 Update today, you can join the Release Preview Ring today by going into Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program. When asked what kind of content you would like to receive, you’ll need to choose “Just fixes, apps, and drivers.”

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update brings several new features, including a new Cortana app that will be updated through the Microsoft Store, as well as an improved Bluetooth pairing experience. There is also the ability to reset your PC from the cloud, as well as improvements for Windows Search, Windows Subsystem for Linux, DirectX12, Xbox Game Bar.

Stay tuned to OnMSFT as we’ll offer you a deep dive into all the new features closer to release.