Windows 10 version 20H2: Key enterprise features

What business users and IT pros should know about new features in the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, version 20H2.

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Microsoft recently announced the availability of its latest Windows 10 feature update, version 20H2. Like last fall's November 2019 Update, the new Windows 10 October 2020 Update offers only minor tweaks — more akin to a service pack of Windows' days of yore than a typical feature update. Most of what you'll get in the October 2020 Update debuted this spring in version 2004, the May 2020 Update.

Still, there are a few changes in 20H2 that enterprise users may be interested in:

  • The new Chromium-based version of the Microsoft Edge browser is now built directly into Windows 10.
  • The System page of Control Panel has been removed. Those settings have been moved to the Settings app.
  • The Start menu’s tiled background will match your choice of Windows themes. So the tiled background will be light if you’re using the Windows 10 light theme and dark if you’re using the Windows 10 dark theme.
  • When you use Alt-Tab, Edge will now display each tab in your browser in a different Alt-Tab window. Previously, when you used Alt-Tab, Edge would get only a single window.
  • When you pin a site to the taskbar in Edge, you can click or mouse over its icon to see all your browser tabs that are open for that website.
  • When you detach a keyboard on a 2-in-1 device, the device will automatically switch to the tablet-based interface. Previously, you were asked whether you wanted to switch.
  • The Your Phone app gets a variety of new features for some Samsung devices. When using one of the devices, you can interact with the Android apps on your phone from the Your Phone app on Windows 10.

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