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.
When you open Edge for the first page to load explains all the new changes that’s done.
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
Furthermore, by clicking the Settings, the menu expands similar to the settings app in Windows 10
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
These are some of the features and here are many more apart from these.
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.
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.
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.
A technical session on deep dive Windows 10 Deployment and M365 features and functionalities. The session was delivered to a group of IT Professionals (7 participants). The event was held on the 7th of December 2017.
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.
A talk on Windows deployment using MDT was delivered to 14 participants. The session followed up with a Q &A session. the session was delivered on the 20th July 2017.
In a mobile first cloud first world, people have started using mobile devices with various operating systems. One such OS is Windows 10. Windows 10 is designed to run on all hardware platforms from Desktops to tablets to Mobile devices. With the increase usage of mobile devices the amount of data/information stored on mobile devices has increased. These data/information range from sensitive corporate information to personal information. In the event that someone loses or misplaces the mobile device which runs Windows 10, how do you find it?
Windows 10 has a feature called Find my device. How do you activate it?
Start => settings =? Update & Security => Find my device
Click on Change and slide the slider to On
If the device is misplaced, to find the device, go to https://account.microsoft.com/devices
Sign in using the Microsoft Account used to login to the device
Scroll down to find the device, if you have multiple devices and click on find my device
It will use Bing maps to find the location of the device and show it in the map
Based on the device, if it’s a Windows phone, you can even erase the content