Today, Microsoft announced the Windows 10 April 2018 Update which will begin to become available for download on April 30th and start to rollout to Windows 10 PCs worldwide on May 8th.

With this Windows Update, Microsoft wants to give users back some of their greatest currency, their time to do what matters most – create, play, work or simply do what they love.

See here for more details in a Windows Experience blog post by Yusuf Mehdi but highlights of the update include:

  • Timeline: Timeline, on Windows 10 PC, lets users go back in time to find their stuff, whether they were working on it earlier today, last week, or a few weeks ago. Users can even find what they were doing while using Microsoft Edge or Office 365 on iOS or Android devices when they return to their Windows 10 PC.

 

  • Focus Assist: Turn on Focus Assist whenever to get things done without distractions, like social media or other notifications. Or set it to turn on automatically at certain times during the day for focused time.

 

  • Dictation: The improved Dictation feature makes it easier than ever for users to take a note, or write a paper, with just their voice.

 

  • Microsoft Edge: The April 2018 Update brings a variety of new features and improvements to Microsoft Edge – including mute-a-tab, full-screen reading, clutter-free printing, grammar tools and autofill on web forms – all saving users time while browsing the web.

 

Additionally, Microsoft announced new management capabilities and updates coming in Microsoft 365 to help simplify IT management for the modern workplace. Some new updates include solutions for Firstline Workers, streamlined device management with lower costs, integrated administration experience and built-in compliance. Each of these new capabilities will allow IT to simplify their modern workplace and empower end users, while enabling them to protect and secure corporate assets.

 

How to get the latest Windows 10 build – Insider Programme

Step 1: First join the Windows Insider Program at  https://insider.windows.com/

Step 2: Once you’ve signed up, go to: Settings, then Update and Security, then Windows Update Tab, then Advanced, then Get Windows Insider Builds, then Get Started

 

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