Microsoft is already working on the 20H1 update for Windows 10. It is expected to be Windows 10 version 2003 in April 2020. It's much bigger than the upcoming 19H2 update, but it still seems to be a collection of useful tweaks.
This post is up to date with the features included in Windows Insider builds on 1
8970, released on August 29th.
A New Cortana Experience (with input)
Microsoft Announces a "New Cortana Experience" with a "Brand New Chat-Based UI". You can now enter queries to Cortana instead of pronouncing them aloud. The history of your conversation with Cortana appears as if it were a chat window. So you can see the results of the last queries by opening Cortana in the system tray.
Apart from the new design, Microsoft claims Cortana has updated the language assistant with "new language and language models" as well as "significantly improved performance". It also supports the light and dark themes of Windows 10.
Cloud Download for Reinstalling Windows
Windows 10 has a new cloud download option that you can use when you reset your PC to a standard Windows system. If you go to Settings> Update & Security> Recovery and want to reset your PC and remove everything, you can now tell Windows to use "Cloud Download". Instead of reinstalling Windows 10 from the files on your local system, Windows downloads the program the latest version of Windows 10 and install it on your system.
This saves time on later updates. Previously, the only way to do this was to upgrade Windows 10 before resetting the system or creating new Windows 10 installation media.
Online File Search in File Explorer
The file explorer offers a new search function. When you type in the search box, a drop-down menu will appear with a list of suggested files. It also searches online for files in your OneDrive account – not just files on your local PC.
You can still access the more powerful classic search by pressing Enter. For example, you can search for unindexed locations.
Bandwidth Limitations for Windows Update
The Settings app now gives you more control over how much bandwidth is used to download Windows updates. In current versions of Windows, you can set a bandwidth limit as a percentage of your bandwidth. With Windows 10 20H1, you can set an accurate absolute bandwidth limit in Mbps to more accurately limit downloaded updates. This option was previously available in Group Policy, but is now available in the Settings for All.
To find the bandwidth throttling options for any version of Windows 10, click Settings> Update and Security> Delivery Optimization> Advanced Options.  WSL 2 with Linux Kernel
The new Windows subsystem for Linux (WSL) is probably the most important feature in Windows 10 20H1. This is WSL version 2 and even more powerful than the first version. WSL 2 uses a true Linux kernel to provide an even more powerful Linux environment with more features in Windows 10.
Microsoft will create its own Linux kernel and ship it with WSL 2. The Linux kernel is updated via Windows Update. You can also create your own Linux kernel and make Windows 10 use it. But you do not have to think about that. WSL 2 provides the same user experience as WSL 1 and works without any additional configuration.
WSL 2 promises "dramatic file system performance improvements" and complete system call compatibility. "This compatibility means support for technologies like Docker that could not run on the original WSL 1.
LINK: Windows 10 Obtains Integrated Linux Kernel
Disk Type in Task Manager
The Windows 10 Task Manager now displays your disk type: SSD or HDD. This makes it easier for you to identify which hardware is in your computer, and you can more easily identify which disk is which if there are multiple disks in your system.
This information appears on the Performance tab. Open Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) and click "More Details" to find it.
GPU Temperature in the Task Manager
This is not the only new feature the Task Manager is getting. The Performance tab of Task Manager also displays your GPU temperature. Suppose you have a video card with a sufficiently new driver. This must support the WDDM 2.4 driver model. This information can also be found on the status page of your GPU on the Performance tab. This works only with dedicated graphics cards, not with integrated or integrated GPUs.
This is just the latest GPU monitoring feature in Task Manager. Previous updates added features such as process per-process GPU usage, general GPU utilization, video driver version information, graphics memory usage, and hardware details.
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A new tablet experience
Windows 10 has a classic desktop mode and a Windows 8-style tablet mode that even hides your taskbar icons by default. This is not ideal for many people, so 20H1 offers a new "tablet experience".
If you are using a 2 in 1 PC with a touchscreen and no keyboard or mouse is connected, this can make using the traditional desktop interface a little easier. For example, the taskbar icons will be further apart, the File Explorer will be optimized for touch, and you can use Windows on your desktop.
Microsoft states that this is not a substitute for tablet mode, but convertible PCs are no longer automatic Activate tablet mode when you remove or flip the keyboard. Instead, they enter into this new touch-optimized experience. Microsoft is putting tablet mode back on 2-in-1 devices, making it easy to use the classic Windows desktop on a touchscreen.
CONNECTION: The tablet mode of Windows 10 may be replaced by the desktop.
Notepad updated about the store
In a surprising change, Microsoft has moved the editor to the Store. It is now automatically updated through the store so that Microsoft Notepad can refresh more than once every six months. You can also uninstall Notepad.
Notepad is still installed by default, so not much has changed there. Microsoft has updated Notepad with new features such as UNIX end-of-line support and integrated Bing search. Now Microsoft wants to update the editor more often.
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You Can Use Windows to "Password-Free Your Device"
Microsoft New lets you password-free your device with a new option on the Settings> Accounts> Login page. It sounds fantastic and futuristic, but it's really just a new setting where everyone on your PC needs to log in using a PIN or other Windows Hello sign-in method, such as unlocking faces or fingerprints.