Microsoft has finally released the much anticipated major Windows update. The Windows 10 May 2019 Update became available on Tuesday, 21st May 2019, for all users.
The update will usher in a new light theme for Windows 10 and Japanese emoticons Kaomoji support. It will also have a Windows sandbox feature and a separation of the Cortana and Windows search.
Microsoft first released the beta update to allow companies to identify potential issues. But the company only just released the Office update for all Windows 10 users.
Microsoft also launched a new Windows release health dashboard with the new update. This dashboard will offer the update status and any issues detected on the May 2019 Update as well as other monthly updates.
This is Microsoft’s way of being more transparent about issues with system updates. It comes most especially after the October 2018 Update had some file deletion issues they later detected.
To update your Windows 10 PC, go to Settings, Update and Security, Windows Update and the check for updates. The new update will automatically download onto your device.
Microsoft Windows and Huawei
Meanwhile, Microsoft is looking to toe the line of Google as regards working with Huawei. They seem set to comply with the United States executive order to crack down on Chinese tech companies.
Despite the fact that Microsoft has stayed silent on whether it will prevent the Chinese company from getting Windows licenses, they may be in on the sanctions too.
Microsoft’s online stores appear to have stopped the sale of Huawei’s MateBook X Pro. The device is popular for being the best Windows laptop available in the US presently. However, it will be impossible for the gadget to compete with other top brands like Apple’s MacBook Pro without a Windows license.
When users visit Microsoft’s online store, they can no longer find Huawei products or get results in a search on the website. Although, reports suggest that the Microsoft retail stores in America are still selling the MateBook X laptops already in stock.
Huawei and Microsoft both operate a hybrid cloud solution for Microsoft’s Azure stack, using the Microsoft-certified Huawei servers. This potential ban would most certainly affect Huawei’s server solutions.
Meanwhile, Huawei says it is working on replacing both Windows and Android even though they prefer to work with them. The Chinese tech giant is yet to clarify what the replacements are or if they are even ready.