Microsoft's WIndows 10 "April 2018 Update" Being Released on Monday

It's essentially a system rollback feature on steroids.

It should be noted that the rumored Microsoft Windows 10 Lean edition is different from the previously launched Windows 10 S, which is another stripped-down version of the operating system. With the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, IT Admins will be able to monitor Delivery Optimization Status using Windows Analytics. Those on Windows 10 can head over to the store to download the app right now for free.

In past updates, Microsoft has put a bigger focus on gaming than it seems to have done with the April 2018 Update.

Those are Microsoft's highlights from the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. The bug caused stability issues on devices which resulted in crashes and Blue Screens of Death.

Now, Microsoft is confident that it has stamped out the bugs and that the update is ready for primetime.

Despite the April 2018 Update's somewhat prosaic official name, it includes many new time management-related capabilities for end users.

The 17-year-old app has been criticized for becoming bloated as new features are tacked on.

This piece of code provides those who use both Apple and Microsoft products with the means to manage both apps and media on Apple devices, also allowing them to purchase or play music and videos on a Windows computer. "Timeline can help you get back this wasted time".

This feature will be useful for that moment you were working on a certain project but you forgot where you saw a certain idea and I'm glad Microsoft has baked this in. For instance, Google Chrome shows up in Timeline, but it's kind of a mess.

Microsoft has also updated its Edge browser, allowing users to click the audio icon to mute and unmute a tab that is playing sound. Perhaps the most notable of them is a full-screen reading view that, continuing the theme of the update, aim to create a more distraction-free environment for viewing documents. However, it does have a few interesting features that might make it attractive to some of you. The option for Windows 10 users to control some of their smart home devices has been part of the OS since mid-2017 - now it's set to be easier with the addition of voice commands. It now works with thermostats from "ecobee, Honeywell, Nest Learning" and more, according to the announcement.

Finally, Microsoft is still betting on augmented reality and virtual reality. Nearby Sharing arrives with the April 2018 update.

  • Joanne Flowers