At Microsoft's 365 Developer Day, the company has confirmed that Windows 10X will feature faster Windows Update experiences that should keep full feature updates to under 90 seconds when requiring a reboot. This is a huge improvement over Windows 10, which can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes to install a feature update once it's ready to reboot.
This is something I've been writing about for some time, and Microsoft has today confirmed that this is indeed something that will ship with Windows 10X. This is possible thanks to how Windows 10X is installed on devices, using OS state seperation which keeps the actual OS seperated from app files, and user files. Similar to Android and Chrome OS, Windows 10X will install feature updates to an offline partition, and simply switch to that partition when the update is done installing.
That's how Microsoft is able to achieve feature updates that install so quickly. This should reduce device downtime when a feature update is made available, and could even pave the way to a world where "feature updates" are treated just like any other update, and come more frequently as a result.
Benchmarking the new Surface Book 3 15 with GTX 1660 Ti and 10th Gen i7
Although it's too early for a review, here are some initial benchmarks from the new Surface Book 3 15-inch with a Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce 1660 Ti (Max-Q) and how it compares to Surface Book 2 and other premium laptops. Spoiler: While the CPU is just OK, that 1660 Ti definitely bumps up the Book 3's potential.
Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004) now available
With just a few days to spare, Microsoft began the rollout of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. The update includes a new Cortana UI, improvements to Virtual Desktops, and several other changes.
Review: Windows 10 May 2020 Update packs improvements to existing features
Microsoft's next Windows 10 feature update is almost here. Known as the May 2020 Update, this new version of Windows 10 is all about fit and finish. There's not a whole lot new here in regard to features, but plenty of changes and enhancements to features that have already been part of the OS for some time. In this review, we take a look at all the notable new changes and improvements,...
Best Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Docks and Docking Stations in 2019
The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is a fantastic ultrabook, but what if you want to use it desktop-style? You're going to want to get yourself a laptop dock for that. Here are some of our favorites.