Windows 10 November 2019 Update

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Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the November update for Windows 10. The latest November 2019 Update will mostly focus on performance and quality enhancements. 

The update will also include an improved Calendar system, a new search feature for File Explorer, a new notification management option and a new feature that will allow a voice assistant to run on the Windows 10 lock screen.  Perhaps the oddest part about this update is that it will be delivered as though it were a service pack and therefore won't require a restart of the entire system. 

There should also be some improvements made on battery life for Surface systems and other laptop machines. Microsoft will also be adding some changes in the Windows processing system, providing a more even distribution of load between multiple processors.

To install the new update now, users will need to sign up first with the Windows Insider program to join the early access program.

Android 7+ And WIndows 10 Phone Calls

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Back in August, Microsoft announced Calls at a Samsung event, however, this new feature is coming for all phones with Android 7 or newer. Part of the Your Phone app, “Calling” is now rolling out to Windows Insiders.

If you are on an Android phone, the Calls feature will let you answer phone calls on your PC, initiate phone calls from your PC, access your call history in the Your Phone app, and transfer calls between your PC and phone while on a call. You can even reject a call from your PC and send custom text messagesl.

Your Android phone will need to be running Android 7.0 or newer and a Windows 10 PC with Bluetooth.

Microsoft says this feature will just work so long as you’re using Windows 10 19H1 (May 2019 Update). At the moment, it’s being rolled out to Windows Insiders using the development builds of Windows 10’s 19H2 update, which is predicted to become stable at some point in October.

This feature was announced in a blog post about build 18999 for Windows 10’s upcoming 20H1 update, which is expected to be released some time in or around April 2020.