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Microsoft's next Windows 10 update will have a new power plan, named 'Ultimate Performance'

Microsoft is adding a new Power Plan policy to Windows 10 Pro workstations, to improve the performance of the computer. Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17101, Microsoft previewed the same to the insiders in Fast Ring.

 

This change is expected to be available with the next major update of Windows 10, which is scheduled to release in Spring 2018.



Microsoft released first Windows 10 Redstone 5 build 17604 for Windows Insiders

Microsoft started rolling out the first Redstone 5 build (Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17604) to the Windows Insiders, who have opted into Skip Ahead. As there's a limited space into Skip Ahead and that's already filled, no new registrations are now being accepted.

 

If you are a Windows Insider in the Fast Ring, you already have a fresh preview build 17101, which is already started rolling out.


Windows 10 build 17101 released to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring

Microsoft released another new build (preview build: 17101), as part of the Redstone 4 development, to the Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. They have also announced a new Skip Ahead build 17604, which is the first public build from the new RS5 prerelease branch.

 

Though there are no significant changes in build 17101, but it contains a set of improvements and fixes to stabilize the final release going to happen in Spring 2018.


Windows 10 preview build 17093 released to Windows Insiders with many new improvements

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview build 17093 to the insiders on the Fast ring. The last build was 17083, which was released two weeks ago. In the latest preview build from the Redstone 4 branch, Microsoft added many new improvements and fixes.

 

Check this post to know the key improvements and fixes part of this build. Don't forget to check the 'Known Issues' before upgrading.


Windows 10 preview build 17083 brings a new 'Fonts' settings page

Along with the Windows 10 preview build 17083 for PC, Microsoft previewed a new Fonts Settings Page to the insiders in the Fast ring to grab early feedback before the next major public update build. If you are a Windows Insider, you can try this now.

 

In this post, we will discuss what's new coming with the Fonts settings page and from where to download new fonts in your system.


Customize your audio experience in Windows 10 to best fit your needs

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17074, Microsoft introduced a brand new "App volume and device preferences" settings page to help you customize your audio experience to best fit your needs and preferences.

 

In this post, we will demonstrate how to use this new 'App volume and device preferences' settings page. Continue reading to know more.



Windows 10 preview build 17083 released to Windows Insiders with many new improvements

Microsoft is now rolling out a new Windows 10 preview build 17083 for PC to the insiders in the Fast ring and for those who opted in to Skip Ahead. The new build focuses on new features, various improvements and bug fixes.

 

Read the post to know more about the new features and improvements part of this new insiders preview build. Don't forget to check the Known Issues before downloading.


Windows 10 will now provide you more control over automatic temporary files clean up options

Storage Sense in Windows 10 runs automatically when you are low on disk space. Now, with the next major update of Windows 10, you will be allowed to control how frequently the automatic disk cleanup will run and free up the unused space that you don't need.

 

In this quick blog post, we will learn about this new change (with video demonstration), scheduled to release with the next major update early this year.


Windows 10 disk cleanup functionality will be available in storage settings

Microsoft is trying to improve the Windows 10 Storage Settings app to provide you an easier option to free up the storage space, by getting rid of the temporary files and contents that you don't need.

 

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17074, they have previewed the upcoming changes of next major build of Windows 10.


Windows 10 is going to get a configurable settings page for Quiet Hours

Along with Windows 10 Redstone 4 build, scheduled to release this spring, Microsoft is planning to improve the Quiet Hour feature by giving you an option to choose which notifications you would like to see and hear during quiet hours.

 

In this post, we are going to see what are the options coming up in the next major build of Windows 10 to control the Quiet Hours settings.


Microsoft Edge improvements in Windows Insiders build 17074

In case you missed, Microsoft released Windows 10 build 17074 to the fast ring Windows Insiders, which contains a tons of new changes and improvements to its existing version. This includes a set of changes to its Edge Browser too.

 

In this post, we will discuss about the changes performed in the latest version of Microsoft Edge that comes with build 17074.



Windows 10 build 17074 released to Windows Insiders with tons of new changes

Last year in December, Microsoft released the Insiders build 17063, which had a tons of new features like Timeline and Sets. After a month of development and testing, they have released another build for the insiders in the fast ring.

 

The new build 17074 contains a list of new changes and fixes, focusing more on Microsoft Edge, Windows Shell and Settings.


Windows 10 will allow you to control the permissions an app has requested

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build: 17063, Microsoft added support to see the permissions an application has requested. You will have total control over it to allow or disallow a specific permission for that application.

 

In this quick post, we are going to discuss about this feature, which has been newly introduced with Windows 10 build 17063.


How to force an Outlook Add-In to load always?

Outlook's resiliency logic, which was introduced with Outlook 2013, allows you to control the way slow add-ins are handled. It gives users option to disable add-ins that take more than 1 second to load, during Outlook launch.

 

In this post we will learn how to force Outlook to always load a specific add-in, by modifying Windows Registry settings.


Windows 10 Settings app got a new look with insiders build 17063

Every software app needs some updates to its user interface. Thus with the Windows 10 Settings app. Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17063, Microsoft changed the look & feel of the Settings app with Acrylic material effect.

 

If you are a Windows Insider, and in the Fast Ring, do not forget to checkout this build. It has bunch of changes and fixes for you to explore.


Microsoft started warning Insiders that MS Paint will soon be replaced by the Paint 3D app

End of July 2017, Microsoft published a list of features those are going to be deprecated in the future version of Windows 10. The classic 'Microsoft Paint' (mspaint), which was available in all versions of Windows, was also part of that deprecated list.

 

Along with 'Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17306', Microsoft started giving an alert message saying that the product will soon be replaced by the 'Paint 3D' app.



Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17063 is now available with bunch of new changes and fixes

After almost a month of wait, Windows team has released a new build 17063 to the insiders in the fast ring. If you are in the fast ring, you won't want to miss this build as it contains a large no. of new changes, improvements and fixes to Windows 10.

 

Check out this post to know more about the key changes part of this build. Don't forget to read the original release notes, known issues in this build.


Microsoft started rolling out Windows 10 build 17046 - Here's what's new!

Microsoft announced a new insider preview build 17046 to the Windows Insiders in the fast ring, as well as to the insiders who opted in to Skip Ahead. This build contains a numerous changes which are going to be available in the next major upgrade.

 

Check this post to know what are the new enhancements part of this build. You don't want to miss getting your hands dirty with this build.


Windows 10 build 17035 is now available with new enhancements to preview

Good new for Windows Insiders! Microsoft released a new build (Windows 10 Preview Build: 17035) for the insiders in the fast ring as well as to the insiders who opted in to Skip Ahead. But, due to a bug, PCs with AMD processors won't get this build.

 

If you are running an insider build, check for updates to get the new build, as it contains many new improvements. Don't forget to see the release notes and known issues.


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update allows you to optimize the update bandwidth

If you are using Windows 10, it allows you to enable the update delivery optimization, which helps the system to download the Windows updates and apps from internet as well as PCs within the local network. When enabled, it also uploads update from your PC to internet.

 

Along with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can control the bandwidth that you want to use for Windows update download and upload. Let's learn how to do this.

 
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