Windows 10 version 2004 is probably just around the corner

[German]The release of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Version 2004) is expected to start soon. This is indicated by several websites that Microsoft has released hours ago.


The following tweet indicates that Microsoft has released the status page Windows 10, version 2004 and Windows Server, version 2004 for publishing known issues is now online. 

Currently this website does not contain any entries of known problems. Furthermore the web page Resolved issues in Windows 10, version 2004 and Windows Server, version 2004 has been released, as has recognized here. This page is also without information at the moment.

I already mentioned in some blog posts at the end of May 2020 that Windows 10, version 2004 and Windows Server, version 2004 will be released on May 28, 2020. For Visual Studio subscribers, an updated ISO file of this version has been available for a few days, which contains all the patches released so far.

An overview of various features of Windows 10 version 2004 can be found (with reference to the Insider Preview) in this article. There you will learn that support for special displays has been added for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (see also). Microsoft writes about this:


Specialized Displays in Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

If you are running the Windows 10 Enterprise or the Windows 10 Pro for Workstations editions, you may have noticed a new feature under Settings > System > Display > "Advanced display settings" > "Remove display from desktop" that allows you to use your monitor as a Specialized Display. A monitor is categorized as "specialized" if it is neither intended to be used as a "desktop" monitor nor as a head-mounted display.

The Specialized Display feature enables a display to be dedicated to a specific purpose, such as:

  • Fixed-function arcade/gaming rigs like cockpit/driving/flight/military simulators
  • Medical imaging devices that have custom panels (e.g. grayscale X-ray displays)
  • Dedicated video monitoring scenarios (e.g. Avid Pro)
  • Monitor panel testing and validation (e.g. in the factory)
  • Video walls

So Microsoft probably still has some plans for Windows 10. The article linked above has further hints on Cortana, a lower disk load for Windows search etc. According to this article it should also be possible to block unwanted apps. 

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