Windows 10 May 2020 Update, or Windows 10 version 2004, is simply around the corner, as Microsoft has recently released the final build to users within the Release Preview ring of the Windows Insider program.
In other words, the rollout to production devices is projected to start in some weeks, with the whole thing to happen in stages, which means few are getting the update at the same time.
The May 2020 Update is really a massive release, making total sense after the November 2019 Update was mostly focused on improvements under the hood. And something from the additional features visiting users with this update concerns the Network Status page within the Settings app.
As you probably determine if you’re a long-time Windows 10 user, Microsoft has worked on replacing the User interface using the new Settings app, technically migrating all features towards the latter so that they can give a full modern experience to everyone.
The upcoming May 2020 Update not just that continues this approach, it refines the experience in certain key areas. And one of them is the Network Status page that’s being updated with new goodies.
First of all, there’s a brand new view of active connections, with all of active network connections, wired and wireless, now displayed in the same screen. Additional data that’s displayed here include connection some time and data usage, with choices to access properties and data usage information in the same screen.
“We now show all available connection interfaces around the Status page, so you can quickly see what is connected and examine and change properties as needed. If you have multiple connections, just one is going to be employed for internet connectivity at a time, which one is still shown within the Status diagram at the top of the page,” Microsoft explains.
The information usage section comes in handy to people who attempt to better manage their Internet connection, particularly if they’re utilizing a limited plan.
“You are now able to see how much information is being used by a network right from the Status page! If it looks like you’re using a large amount of data, you can drill into the Data Usage page to produce a limit for your network, which will warn you if you get close or review your limit. You may also see how much data each app is applying with that network,” the organization says.
Handling the network connections is critical for thus many users, so it’s definitely a good thing that Microsoft improves the Settings page in this regard. The information limit screen, for instance, now shows how much you used and how much is left from the configured plan, alongside information for every application to know exactly which the first is the data hog.
Microsoft says all these improvements derive from user feedback, and this is why it’s adding new choices to better manage the available networks. And truth be told, this has always been a popular feature, albeit previously, getting information like data usage for every network would be a lot easier with third-party apps.
“We’re revamping the Network & Internet website landing page in Settings to supply more details at a glance regarding your device’s connectivity, combining several pages to provide you with one clear look at how you are connected to the internet,” Microsoft says.
Users who wish to try out the May 2020 Update right now can sign up for the Windows Insider program and download the build available in the discharge Preview ring. Users here happen to be supplied with the ultimate build.