The Delivery Optimization feature, which uses peer-to-peer networking to improve download performance of updates for Windows and Store apps, gets a much-needed set of advanced options that allow you to fine-tune the amount of bandwidth it's allowed to use and also limit the total uploads on a monthly basis.
One of my favorite classic Windows features, Volume Mixer, has finally been updated to include Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, including Microsoft Edge and Groove Music.
For those who haven't been paying close attention, though, this article should get you up to speed quickly.
That also includes results from web searches (powered by Bing only), which means you don't have to open a browser to do a search.
Windows Update has also evolved significantly in the two years since Windows 10's initial release.
Previously, the information displayed here was in a single long, scrolling list.
The new arrangement organizes the information into three blocks, covering system health, device information, and Windows details.
I'll have a more detailed look at them in a follow-up post.
After a few gyrations in the first year, the basic design of the Windows 10 Start experience has remained consistent.The horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol is being removed from clean installs of Windows 10.(The SMBv1 components will continue to be included on upgrades where they are already installed.) Home and Professional editions have the SMBv1 server component uninstalled but keep the client software; Enterprise and Education editions have all SMBv1 components uninstalled.This build is the first to incorporate elements of Microsoft's new Fluent Design, which adds subtle performance and usability improvements, including easier resizing and smoother transitions.Action Center, which hosts notifications on the right side of the screen, also gets Fluent Design features (most noticeable when you have transparency turned on) and is redesigned to make it easier to deal with notifications.The migration of Windows knobs and levers from Control Panel to the modern Settings app continues with this update.