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The Windows 10 20H1 release is late but here

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I know some of you might have been disappointed not to see the update on your machine as I announced earlier last month. The prediction was still correct in terms of timing. What I did not see coming is that Microsoft would opt for a staged update roll-out meaning that not everyone got it late May. At last, the Windows 10 20H1 release is finally here.

As it turns out, I almost forgot about the wait when this morning I checked the updates at random and saw this:

I took a screenshot before writing the post but it got lost, shame

Finally, after all this time, I can limit my use of a Mac to maintaining CoinzProfit’s iOS app. I got so excited that I went as far as tweeting about it:

As you can see I am on Windows 10 Home Version 2004, OS Build 19041.329 so yes this the 20H1 update at last.

In my last technical post, I tipped that the support of Docker Desktop to be the biggest feature. However, I would like to bring up a couple of other things that are there which I did not see coming. Some welcome surprises.

A bunch of welcome surprises

Perfect your pitch

Basically a tool that listens to you practising your presentation and gives you AI-based feedback. Can’t wait to try that out.

Emojis keyboard shortcut 🎉🎉🎉

I just used emojis from a desktop for the very first time, special moment here! Emojis are a big part of how we communicate and share our emotions without having to type thousands of words. Not sure this will not be the only time I use emojis in a post but who knows? Still a pretty cool feature from Windows. What I would love to see next is accents support similar to what we have on OS X.

Easy screen snip

The snipping tool we had on Windows was okay. Okay as in better than nothing but still very awkward to use. Seeing that this feature similar once again to the screen capture Mac users have been enjoying for years is great. Good catching up Microsoft! I literally used that new feature for every screenshot in this post, minus the screen from the last post. I’m loving it so far.

Thanks for reading, feel free to follow me on Twitter here and to check out my latest podcast episode right there. If you are interested in installing Docker Desktop on Windows following the release of the Windows 10 20H1 release the link is right here.

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