Windows 10’s next major feature update finally has an official name Windows 10 April 2018 Update. And it also finally has an official availability date, On Monday, April 30. Yusuf Mehdi, the Microsoft Corporate Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, confirmed in a new blog post on the official Windows Experience Blog that the rollout of the new feature update “Windows 10 April 2018 Update” begins on April 30, 2018.
Microsoft in its official blog states,
“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.”
Mehdi highlighted some of the new features of the new version of Windows 10 in the blog post. Here is a quick rundown of the new features you can expect in the April 2018 Update:
- Timeline: Timeline keeps a record of things that you have done in the past 30 days on your Windows 10 device; useful if you want to browse the activity history, load documents or URLs, or programs again without having to remember where they are stored or what their address is. You can also pick up what you were doing on your Android or iOS device, as long as you were signed into your Microsoft account while using Edge or Office 365.
Timeline is limited to certain programs: for example, URLs loaded in Microsoft Edge are displayed in Timeline but URLs opened in Chrome or Firefox are not.
- Focus Assist was designed to block notifications on demand or on schedule. Turn this feature on whenever you want to get things done without distractions, like social media, email, or other notifications — you can even set it to turn on automatically at certain times during the day, or make exceptions for people that you’re waiting to hear from. When you’ve finished, you’ll receive a summary of what came through.
You may toggle the feature using Quick Actions or by configuring automatic rules, e.g. days and time or when playing games, to enforce it automatically.
Focus Assist may prevent “updates are available” and other messages on Windows that may benefit lots of users. You benefit the most from it when you use a lot of first-party applications such as Mail
- Edge: Microsoft’s browser has also received some features for helping you focus. There’s now an audio icon for muting and unmuting tabs (but no autoplay blocking), a full-screen reading experience (for books, PDFs, and Reading View pages), autofill on web payment forms, a clutter-free printing option, and a Grammar Tools button to enable comprehension aids.
- Dictation: You can now take a note, or write a paper, with just your voice. Place your cursor in any text field, hit Win+H, and start talking.
- Cortana: enabled on your Windows 10 PC, you can manage your smart home right from your PC using just your voice
Of course There is more, IT admins should appreciate the availability of Windows Defender Application Guard on the Windows 10 Pro edition for the first time, delivering a boost to secure web browsing, improvements to Photos and Windows Mixed Reality, better security, and PC gaming enhancements.You can read Full feature list of upcoming Windows 10 April 2018 Update Features here
The Windows 10 April 2018 Update was originally scheduled to release on April 10th, but Microsoft hit a blocking bug that pushed the release to the very last day of April. Microsoft is now releasing its April update for people to manually download on Monday, April 30th, before it’s more broadly rolled out to machines on May 8th.
What you think about this update, did you prepare your System for Windows 10 April 2018 Update? Or looking for Delay the Windows 10 April 2018, update for Flew days, and upgrade your system After reading users review and When the update get stable.