Microsoft announces new Windows 10 update to empower users


Interestingly, Microsoft went to "Spring Creators Update" (the naming was initially spotted in the Windows 10 Feedback Hub) to "Windows 10 April Update", before finally settling for "Windows 10 April 2018 Update".

In a blog post, Microsoft has today announced that Windows 10 April 2018 Update will begin rolling out on April 30 to some users, and it will be released to more machines on May 8th, as speculated earlier.

Microsoft blocked the release of the feature update and went back to the drawing board to create a new RTM build.

In the end, the company chose the April 2018 Update.

For instance, Windows 10 now provides more granular, mobile-like flexibility in its do-not-disturb mode (called Focus Assist, a reworked version of Quiet Hours) and Microsoft's finally rolling out the Timeline device-handoff feature announced a year ago at its Build developer's conference, which is meant to replace the virtual desktop manager. While nowhere near as complete as our feature overview, it highlights the most valuable feature additions and improvements of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. By that, Microsoft means anything you do using Microsoft Edge or Office 365 on your Windows 10 PC, iOS, or Android device while logged in to a Microsoft account. If you stick to first-party programs like Edge or News, you will get more out of Timeline than if you prefer third-party programs.

Next up is Focus Assist, which is all about removing distractions when trying to work or relax. Or set it to turn on automatically at certain times during the day for focused time.

The "Focus Assist" feature will help get things done without distractions, like social media or other notifications.

Updates to the functionality of the Edge browser have also been added, including the ability to mute tabs.

- Books and PDFs in Edge can now be viewed in full-screen mode.

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