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Microsoft adds new password less sign-in experience to improve security in Windows 10 Build 18936 (20H1)



Microsoft released a new test build from the 20H1 branch to the Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 18936 brings new improvements, that includes password-less sign-in, quick event creation and availability of Your Phone app to more devices.

 

If you are a Windows Insider in the Fast Ring, you won't like to miss making your hands dirty with these new feature. Check for updates to grab the new build.

 

Microsoft adds new password less sign-in experience to improve security in Windows 10 Build 18936 (20H1)

 

With the release of Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 18936, Microsoft added a new security improvement to Windows 10 (20H1) which is expected to release in early 2020.

 

If you are a Windows Insider, you can now make your device password-less by enabling the new sign-in option. Once you enable the password-less sign in option, it will switch all Microsoft accounts on your Windows 10 device to modern authentication with Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint or PIN.

 

How to enable password less sign-in on Windows 10?

To enable the password less sign-in on Windows 10, make sure that you are running Windows 10 build 18936 or higher, and then follow the below mentioned steps:

  1. Open the Windows 10 Settings application.
  2. Navigate to Accounts | Sign-in options.
  3. Under the Make your device passwordless section, switch ON the toggle button.

 

Point to Note:
This feature is currently being rolled out to a small portion of Insiders and the above option may not show for all users in Settings. If you are one of them, according to Microsoft, check back in a week or so.

 

What are the other improvements added in Windows 10 preview build 18936?

Other than the password less sign-in feature in Windows 10 build 18936, Microsoft also added a new option to create a quick event from the Windows Taskbar. Just click on the date in the Taskbar to open the calendar flyout, pick your desired date and start typing – you will now see inline options to set a time and location.

 

With this new build, Microsoft also expands the availability of the phone screen feature in its Your Phone companion app to more PCs. This feature will be available on Surface Laptop, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 5, Surface Pro 6, Surface Book and Surface Book 2.

 

 


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