In July, Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 November 2019 Update will receive only select performance optimizations, enterprise features, and quality improvements. The company said today that the Windows 10 November 2019 Update is available to users of the latest versions of Windows 10 who search for available updates in the Windows 10 Update Center.
In the official blog, Microsoft told how to get the update now.
We improved the update process for all devices and achieved an exceptionally fast update process for devices on the May 2019 Update. We will also explain how commercial organizations can begin their targeted deployment and what features you will receive in the November 2019 Update.
How to get an November 2019 Update
Starting today, the November 2019 Update is available to users who search for available updates. If you are ready to install the update, go to Windows Update (Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update) and click the “Check for Updates” button. After the update appears, click on the link “Download and Install Now”. (Note: if you followed these steps and didn’t see the entry Feature upgrade to Windows 10, version 1909, then your device may have compatibility issues. You will receive the upgrade when Microsoft is confident that it has a stable and reliable installation.) To complete the installation updates you will need to reboot the device. Save your files and close open applications, and then click Restart Now.
If you are not ready to reboot the device, select the “Schedule restart” option, and then select the desired date and time to reboot. If you do not have time to schedule a restart, Windows will do this automatically for you, excluding the time of active use of the device. You can also pause the update for up to 35 days (5 times for 7 days).
Semi-annual channel of releases for corporate clients
With the release of the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (version 1909), system administrators can launch a targeted deployment to test the functionality of the organization’s applications, devices, and infrastructure with the new version of Windows 10. Version 1909 is already available through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Windows Update for Business and Volume Licensing Support Center (VLSC) for phased deployment using Microsoft Endpoint Manager (a combination of Configuration Manager and Intune, as well as cloud features for an integrated management platform) and third-party management systems. (Note: the next semi-annual release channel for Windows Server – Windows Server, version 1909 – will be publicly available later this month through the Azure portal and the Volume Licensing Support Center).
Information on the latest features for corporate clients, including 30-month service for Enterprise, IoT Enterprise, and Education editions, is available on the What’s new for IT pros in Windows 10, version 1909 page. Specialized information on the Windows 10 update mechanism version 1909 is available in a separate article.
Completion of support for Windows 10 and Windows Server version 1803 of the Home and Pro editions
For Windows 10 devices that are managed by systems that are expected to be completed in the coming months, Windows Update will automatically update features (users can choose a convenient time). In this way, devices will continue to receive support and monthly updates, which are critical to device security and maintaining a healthy ecosystem. The Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) of the Home and Pro editions has reached the end of its life cycle.
New Features of the November 2019 Update
Using the most current version of Windows 10 allows you to get the most secure version of the system and the latest features. Version 1909 introduces the following new features:
Quickly create an event from the Calendar pop-up on the taskbar.
Improved notification management, including a new button at the top of the Notification Center and sorting notifications by time of receipt.
Integrate OneDrive online content with the traditional Windows Explorer index,
The navigation bar in the Start menu now opens when you hover over the cursor so that the user better understands where the click occurs.
Voice activation of third-party digital assistants from the lock screen.