What to expect from Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update

What to expect from Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update

What to expect from Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Microsoft posted to its Microsoft docs site on April 30 a handy list of IT Pro-specific features in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, which also is known as 1803.

This obviously taps into the Timeline feature to pop up the info. If not, you should consider taking some time as soon as possible to back up any critical data and get your files in order.

Make sure the language, edition and architecture options are correct.

People can also manually download the Windows 10 update directly from Microsoft's (msft) website. Thanks to improved dictation with the new update, penning down your thoughts gets a lot easier. Microsoft isn't putting this front and center with this release - and you'll have to use the Windows Key+H shortcut to actually start it - but if that's something you've always wanted, your time has come. Not everybody is going to love an operating system that increasingly relies on cloud services for some of its more advanced features (like Timeline), but that's pretty much the way Microsoft is going here and that's also where there is some obvious room for innovations.

A new feature called "Timeline" won't be far behind, as it sorts your activities on an - erm - timeline and makes them searchable.

Apart from being a visual treat, the feature is practical and will let you go back in time up to 30 days to help you find files faster and pick up on something that you left half-way a few days ago.

To install the April 2018 Update, all you have to do is go here, and click on the Update now button. The feature is focused on helping users deal with the problem of having files and web activities spread across numerous devices - and spending time searching for documents they were working on, or restarting web searches when changing devices.

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I've been running the final version of this update for a while now on my workstation and my Surface Pro 4, and this is one of those updates that adds nothing but welcome changes and new features.

With the new update, Windows 10 now has support for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) or web applications that are regular web pages but are also optimized for mobile access. That date starts the 18-month servicing clock that organizations need to watch to keep Windows 10 clients properly serviced so that they will continue to receive security updates.

The update introduces the ability to mute tabs.

Hopefully this is just the beginning, as Microsoft will likely want Cortana to not get completely outclassed by Alexa, which is landing on select PCs.

Phased Rollouts Availability of the updates is actually determined by Microsoft's algorithms.

Alternatively, users can potentially trigger the update to arrive, if it's deemed ready for them, by checking the Settings menu in Windows.

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