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Handy Features in Microsoft Windows 10

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Since the launch of Microsoft Windows 10, several new and interesting features have been updated in the latest issue. Read on to know more about it…

Microsoft released Windows 10 November 2019 Update, codenamed 19H2, on November 12. Also known as Windows 10 version 1909, this is the smallest, quickest Windows 10 Update yet. It’s practically just a service pack. To install the update, head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Click “Check for Updates.” You will see a message saying the update is available. Click “Download and install now” to stay updated.

The latest update saw several major updates coming to the  Windows 10 ecosystem including the incorporation of Windows Sandbox and separation of Search and Cortana. Windows 10 is full of features that are designed to make users’ experience a swift one. In case you are not aware, here is a list of features that you need to try out now.

Other Voice Assistants on the Lock Screen
In current versions of Windows 10, Cortana can run on the lock screen. But Microsoft seems to be giving up on Cortana as a consumer product. It’s fitting, then, that Cortana is making way for other voice assistants. A change will allow other voice assistants — like Amazon Alexa — to run on Windows 10’s lock screen. This is a small feature that should work automatically once Amazon has added it to Alexa. You can talk to your voice assistant, and it can hear you even while you’re on the lock screen, providing an answer.

Windows Sandbox
Windows 10  now allows users to address their fear of running an unknown EXE file on their personal computers. Microsoft has developed a simple way for anyone running Windows 10 to launch apps in an isolated desktop environment. Basically, Windows Sandbox creates a temporary desktop environment to isolate a particular app to that sandbox. Once a person has finished running the app they wanted to test in this mode, the entire sandbox will be deleted.

Narrator Can Learn About Your Function Key
Microsoft has been making Windows 10’s assistive technologies better with every update. 19H2 is smaller, so there aren’t quite as many improvements, but Microsoft says it has made it possible for Narrator and third-party assistive technologies to read where the FN key is located on computer keyboards and what state it’s in locked or unlocked. Future laptops and desktop keyboards can provide more information about the location of the Fn key and its state to people who can’t easily see the keys. That’s a great improvement.

Enterprise Changes
Windows containers require matched host and container version. This restricts customers and limits Windows containers from supporting mixed-version container pod scenarios This update includes 5 fixes to address this and allow the host to run down-level containers on up-level for process (Argon) isolation.

Key-rolling or Key-rotation feature enables secure rolling of Recovery passwords on MDM managed AAD devices upon on demand request from Microsoft Intune/MDM tools or upon every time recovery password is used to unlock the BitLocker protected drive. This feature will help prevent accidental recovery password disclosure as part of manual BitLocker drive unlock by users.

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