New features of Windows 10 1909 (November 2019 Update)

Let’s be honest, the 1909 major update of November 2019 for Windows 10 does not bring anything very concrete to the user. This second major update of the year follows the version 1903, May 2019 Update, which offered new features to the operating system. But 1909 was announced by Microsoft as being less important, and this is confirmed in the changelog the new features brought by this update.

To find them on your computer, you can download the update W10 1909 by Windows Update (KB4517245). A free download and a faster update than the installation of update 1903.

New features in Windows 10 1909 November 2019 Update

Adding events to the calendar

Clicking on the time at the bottom right of the screen displays the calendar and upcoming reminders. A new block allows to quickly add an event to come: doctor’s appointment, family meal, birthday…

Windows 10 1909 19H2 agenda

Notification settings

Notifications become customizable as you wish. By application, it is now possible to configure different notifications: display banners, define the number of messages in the notification center, enable or disable the alert sound and even the priority of received notifications.

Windows 10 1909 19H2 notifications

Amazon Alexa or Google Home Assistant

It is now possible to replace by default the Microsoft Cortana PDA for Amazon Alexa or Google Home (as soon as the web giant has published its application on the Microsoft Store). Thus, the home computer will become one more device that can be controlled by home automation!

Other new products from 1909 / 19H2

Windows Defender Credential Guard for processors ARM64 .

Improvement of the narrator and assistive technologies with support of the function key «  Fn  “keyboards. Useful for a visually impaired person for example.

And that’s about it.

The next update, from the first half of 2020, named 20H1, will bring many more new features to Windows 10.