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Windows 10's next major release will be available on April 30

Published 4/27/2018 by IanDorfman

Microsoft is releasing the next major update for its flagship Windows 10 operating system, now officially titled the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. The update will be available to download on April 30th, with an expanded rollout to all users through Windows Update on May 8th.

The Small Windows 10 iconWindows 10 April 2018 Update brings features such as Timeline, which allows users to recover files as they were for a range of up to 30 days (with cross-platform compatibility with Microsoft Edge and Office 365 on iOS and Android devices). This addition to Windows is comparable to the Small Time Machine iconTime Machine feature in Small macOS iconmacOS.

Another major feature of the April 2018 Update is Focus Assist, which disables notifications (such as social media posts) when enabled manually or scheduled. When Focus Assist is disabled, users receive a summary of what they have missed from their notifications, emails, and updates. Specific contacts, calls, and emails can be whitelisted so they appear even when Focus Assist is enabled, as well.

Other features include updates to the built-in Small Microsoft Edge iconMicrosoft Edge browser that adds tab muting and a full screen reading view for documents, PDF files, and books, as well an improved voice-to-text Dictation feature that can be enabled for any text input field for any application by pressing the Windows key plus H.

Microsoft has all of the details on the Windows 10 April 2018 Update in a post on its Windows Experience Blog.

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