Surface Duo in this Weekly Digest (source: Microsoft)

Weekly Digest: Windows 10 2004, Surface Duo, tech tips

In case you missed it, Surface Duo appears in the public, Windows 10 version 2004 preview releases, Microsoft outs February Patch Tuesday with fixes, and more tips to the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Ahead of its release, video appears showing off the Microsoft Surface Duo being used in public.

Windows 10 November 2019 Update, May 2019 Update, and older versions received new cumulative updates to address several problems.

Microsoft released another preview of Windows 10 version 2004 (build 19041.84) in the Slow ring with various fixes, but not new features.

In the Fast ring of the Windows Insider Program, the company also made available Windows 10 build 19564 with improvements to the Graphics settings and fixes for the Windows Setup experience, Windows Ink Workspace, and clipboard history.

Windows Terminal version 0.9 is now available with a bunch improvements, including the ability for the app to auto-detect versions of PowerShell. You can now set the experience to close without tab warning, and more.

A new preview of the new Calendar app is now available for testers with a new design and a lot of theme options.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Aerial Views to refresh your desktop.

Tech roundup

This week, you also learn new tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to check and keep your device from waking up automatically at random times.

We looked at the steps to export and import VPN connections on Windows 10.

If you’re a Google Chrome user, you now know the steps to enable quieter notifications and a new feature to block advertisements that may use a lot of system resources.

As part of Windows 10 version 2004, we looked at the steps to disable password authentication in favor of the Windows Hello authentication.

If you happen to have a device still running Windows 7, you can use these steps to mitigate the shutdown problem after installing the last quality update.

Facebook is about to launch a new design for the social network, and you can use these steps to try the new design now.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.