Windows 10 Build 17704–Microsoft Edge

The latest build of Windows 10 through fast ring for insiders is 17704. One of the many new features and changes is the “beta” version of Microsoft Edge. Starting from the change in the icon on the taskbar with a beta logo in it.

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When you open Edge for the first page to load explains all the new changes that’s done.

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Some other notable changes are that by clicking on the Settings & More you get a whole new menu to create New Tab, New Window and start InPrivate Browsing

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Furthermore, by clicking the Settings, the menu expands similar to the settings app in Windows 10

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Another key functionality is that the ability to control auto play of media content on websites which are enabled for Auto play.

This feature, is visible under the advance settings

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These are some of the features and here are many more apart from these.

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Windows 10 (Redstone 5 Insider Preview) Sets

A new feature which rolled out with the Redstone 5 Insider Preview is Sets. This particular feature has been boosting my productivity.

Sets allows to have tabs (similar to the tabs that we get in web browsers) in all applications including Windows Explorer, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, etc. This allows us to work with multiple files within the same Window than opening multiple instances of the same program. Navigation is super easy with this.

For an example, when I open my Outlook, my inbox is displayed in one tab and the emails I open are shown in individual separate tabs.

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Furthermore, it helps us to to have tabs from different applications as well. the following screenshot shows the first two tabs are Microsoft Word files and then an Excel file followed by the Windows explorer.

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As of today, clicking of the + sign on the main title bar enables you to open a Microsoft Edge browser but with the final version of Redstone 5, I think we will have a list of applications that can be opened or application specific tabs could be open.

Speaking Engagement on Windows 10 Security Features and Microsoft Teams

An interactive speaking engagement was delivered for a group of business users on Windows 10 security features such as BitLocker, BitLocker To Go, Windows Hello, Windows Defender, etc. along with on how to communicate and collaborate using Microsoft Teams. The session was attended by 7 Windows users. The session was focused on how to be securely productive in a workplace. The session was delivered on 26th February 2018.

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Windows and Office 365 Teams