Microsoft unveils Windows 10 April update

New Windows 10 “Timeline” update – The details

Windows 10 April 2018 Update Will Be Rolled Out On April 30th And Will Bring New Features And Improvements

New tools for update delivery optimisation, device management and reducing user distractions are among the features included in Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

The biggest and most obvious change is the addition of a timeline feature to the task view. It'll also get delivered automatically for organizations using Windows Update for Business, Cable indicated, although Microsoft previously added the ability to defer updates using Windows Update for Business for up to a year, if wanted.

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

The Redmond-based company staggers the roll-out of its operating system updates - this avoids putting too much strain on its servers.

I suggest you create a backup of your entire system partition before you run the update as the past has shown that users may run into all kinds of issues when they try to upgrade a system to a new feature update release.

Jokes aside, there is another way and that is to head to Microsoft.com, download the latest Windows update tool, by clicking on the blue button on the page and then simply click to download the ISO file. A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it would add 19 more games to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility list. A number of these features are actually part of the latest refresh of Microsoft 365, which is the subscription bundle of Windows 10, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, as officials noted last week. Microsoft says, "Timeline can help you get back this wasted time", spent on trying to locate documents or photos. Essentially a history of the apps and files you had open earlier that day or week, Timeline allows you to see what you were doing on the PC you're now using and other devices, and resume from where you left off. For users, the theme is "make the most of your time". For instance, the average offline update time was "82 minutes" for Windows 10 "Fall Creators Update" upgrades. If it does not, you will be more than happy to have a system backup at hand to restore the system using it.

A new dictation feature lets users trigger dictation from any text box using the Windows Key + H. Users on the new Redstone 4 update will be able to mute and unmute tabs. But the worst thing about Windows updates - even ones that happen in the background - is that they tend to slow down your machine while they're being downloaded.

You may download the Media Creation Toolkit instead.

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.

Cortana, the digital assistant by Microsoft, has been updated to leverage the new Dictation feature.

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