After being delayed earlier this month, Microsoft has announced that the Windows 10 April Update — or more accurately the Windows 10 April 2018 Update — will be available to download starting April 30th with worldwide rollout beginning on May 8th. The new features focus on saving Windows 10 users time so they can spend more time working, creating, or playing.
“With Windows 10, we’ve focused on delivering the most modern and most secure operating system,” writes Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices Group, in a blog post. “Since its initial launch, we delivered two updates with features designed to enable the creator in each of us. With our latest major release – the Windows 10 April 2018 Update – we want to give you back some of your greatest currency, your time. Our hope is that you’ll have more time to do what matters most to you – create, play, work or simply do what you love.”
The key highlights of the latest Windows 10 update include:
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 device’s when they return to their Windows 10 PC.
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.
The improved Dictation feature makes it easier than ever for users to take a note, or write a paper, with just their voice.
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.
For IT professionals, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update also comes complete with new management capabilities in Microsoft 365 to simplify IT management. These new features include streamlined device management, delivery optimization enhancements, an integrated administration experience, built-in compliance, and more.
Are you looking forward to the new features of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update? Which new highlighted feature do you think you’ll use the most? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.
Last Updated on April 27, 2018.