Microsoft’s next major update for Windows 10 has arrived; bringing with it an interesting new feature in the form of something called Timeline. There’s also a new Focus Assist mode, and improvements to both Microsoft Edge and dictation mode.
Timeline was originally meant to be included in the Fall Creators Update, but somehow ended up pushed to the Windows Insider programme for additional testing. There, we saw how it works in providing a literal timeline of all files, documents, and apps that a user interacted with. Even if it took place on a completely different device.
The idea is to make it easier for people to get back to what they were working on before. Ideally, using Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage for files that need to be changed and shared across several machines.
Adding to the productivity theme is the Focus Assist mode, which shuts off unneeded notifications. Supposedly making it easier for the user to focus on task at hand. People making use of this feature should probably also remember to mute their phones as well.
The Windows 10 April 2018 update can be downloaded from 30 April, and will begin to be pushed out to users on 8 May.