Microsoft has been improving Windows 10 with a variety of major updates that come roughly 6 months apart. Last year we had Creators Update around April and the Fall Creators Update that was released in October. We were waiting for the next major update, which was slated to be released this month and after a series of delays, Microsoft has now officially announced it.
Microsoft has announced the next update to Windows 10, which they now term it as Windows 10 April 2018 Update and it is scheduled to roll out as a free download beginning Monday next week. (April 30th). Each major update comes with a slew of new updates and the April 2018 update has 3 new headlining features:
Microsoft pitches Timeline as a feature that would let you go back in time (upto 30 days) to find your stuff. The company sas this will also allow you to pick up what you were doing on Edge, Office 365 on your iOS or Android device if you were signed on your Microsoft account.
This feature will be useful for that moment you were working on a certain project but you forgot where you saw a certain idea and I’m glad Microsoft has baked this in.
In today’s world, social media has completely taken over our lives and our screen on time too, which brings about a distraction problem.
Microsoft wants to remedy this with what they are calling Focus Assist. If you want to get things done without distractions like social media or any other distraction, turn on focus assist. It can also be set automatically at certain times of the day when you need to focus.
This feature also extends to Microsoft Edge where you can now mute and unmute tabs that are playing sounds. Reading mode can now go full screen to make it less distracting and there is now a ‘clutter free’ printing option.
Voice input is not new and what Microsoft is introducing here is Dictation. Microsoft now wants you to use its improved dictation feature to take notes using your voice.