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Microsoft is getting us all pumped up and ready for the next wave of Windows 10 updates coming in the second half of 2020.
Before that time arrives, let’s remove some potential anxiety and look at the five fun features currently available on Windows 10. These new features increase your security, boost your creativity, and are designed to help you manage your valuable time. Who doesn’t want more time for creativity?
Passwordless (Not The Official Name)
Believe it or not, you can now have more security on your device by removing your passwords. All you need to do is sign in to Windows with Microsoft accounts on your device. Go to Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options, and then turn on Require Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts. That’s it. You just gave yourself more security.
In Windows 10, you have a feature known as Magnifier. If you have vision problems, this feature allows you to enlarge the screen for better viewing. It doesn’t stop there. Magnifier also has a new text-to-speech feature that reads text aloud from applications and browsers, and users can use and control playback.
Finding The Text Cursor
I don’t know about you, but it is incredibly frustrating to move the mouse in circles so that I can spot the cursor. Wouldn’t you agree? Well, it looks like Windows 10 has a feature for that too. Look inside your Ease of Access section inside your settings. There, you can turn it on and select different cursor colors.
See Pointer Easier
Another area inside your Ease of Access section is the settings for making it easier for you to see your mouse pointer. If you didn’t know, Windows 10 lets you select how big you want to make the mouse pointer, and you have four color options to choose from, i.e., White, Black, Inverted, or Custom.
Microsoft On Your Android Phone
If you have ever wanted Microsoft on your Android phone, you are now in luck. Over at the Google Play Store, you can find Microsoft Launcher when you type it in the search box from your phone. Once installed, you can sync your Microsoft 365 documents and calendar and get daily Bing wallpapers.
Along with the features mentioned, Windows 10 has other fascinating benefits waiting inside for you to test, play with, and discover a whole new world of computing. You can make your apps look sleek, add emojis from your keyboard, use the snip and sketch app to capture, mark up, and share creative images. You can also pause updates until it’s convenient for you to proceed with the installation. More importantly, Microsoft wants you to keep your PC healthy, and they provide a feature for that too.
Like with all software vendors and developers, we anticipate new features, better performance, and time-saving productivity tools from Microsoft. The only thing we currently know for sure from the Microsoft Windows blog is Windows 10, version 20H2 is scheduled for release sometime during the second half of 2020.
According to Microsoft, the delivery for the update is supposed to come optimized for those running the current Windows 10, May 2020 update. As a bonus to those currently using this update on their PC, the version 20H2 installation is supposed to be a faster installation, similar to monthly updates. As for actual release dates, that is not known at this time.
As we dig deep into the Microsoft Windows 10 platform, we are always finding a hidden gem or feature we love to pass along to others. Of course, we look for vulnerabilities and weaknesses that can affect a business or an organization. Every now and then, even professionals like our team at Outsource IT Solutions Group love to hunt and be the first to discover what the latest fun features are inside a program.
If you have any Windows 10 questions or you want us to reveal our latest find, click here and ask or call us at (630) 701-3393.