What to Look Forward to in the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Update

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I have been using the new Windows 10 for some time now as part of the Windows Insider Fast Track program. I am thrilled to announce the overall stability and some pretty damn cool features:

  • Timeline – when you access the Task View (with Windows Key + Tab or clicking the Task View button), you now have access to tasks that you were working on earlier. What a great new feature that allows you to go back to documents, Apps, or Web sites you were working with. Super cool.
  • Near Share – Microsoft finally copies Apples AirDrop for easy file sharing with a system that is in close proximity
  • Diagnostic Data Viewer – curious about the exact diagnostic information your system is sending to Microsoft? Now you can easily view that data.
  • Bluetooth Quick Pairing – just place a device in pairing mode near Windows 10 and a slide out dialog will offer the pairing option. It should always be this easy!
  • Progressive Web App Support – the Edge browser now supports PWA. These are Web pages that look and feel and run like applications.
  • Font Management – fonts are now easily managed in Settings and can even be purchased from the Windows Store.
  • Edge, Cortana, and My People improvements abound.
  • HDR video support.
  • Graphics settings for multiple GPUs.
  • Enhanced App Permissions options.
  • Focus Assist replaces Quiet Hours and is enhanced.
  • Language Pack delivery now handled in the Windows Store.
  • Enhanced Display and DPI settings are available.
  • As I covered previously here at the blog – HomeGroups are now dead.
  • Enhanced features for developers.
  • A better Linux app.

I hope you are excited about the next Windows 10 – and as always – if you have any questions let me know in the comments below.

3 thoughts on “What to Look Forward to in the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Update

  1. How many months after a release does it show up on the Windows 10 exam (I.e., 70-698 Win 10 Installing and Configuring…). I will take 70-698 next month and I’m not sure it will include questions on the Creators Edition. Do you know?

    1. They do not publish such information – but I can tell you they will not be testing the Windows 10 updates in 70-698 next month! 🙂

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