Windows 10 lifecycle in this Weekly Digest

Weekly Digest: Windows 10 April 2018 Update edition

In case you missed, the April 2018 Update for Windows 10 is out with a bunch of new features, a new Surface Pro model launches, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: After a few weeks of delay, Microsoft finally released the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) on April 30 for anyone who wants to install the new version manually.

The software giant also published a number of videos to get users started with some of the new features included with version 1803, such as Timeline, Focus assist, Dictation, and Microsoft Edge.

Along with the new features, Windows 10 is also retiring and replacing several older features, such as Homegroup, XPS viewer, and others. Check out the full list of removed features here.

Just like every other operating system, each release of Windows 10 has a lifecycle that begins when the product becomes available and ends when Microsoft stops supporting it. If you want to know when the lifecycle of the version you’re running ends, check out this guide to find out if you need to upgrade to stay supported.

As part of the Redstone 5 development, Windows 10 build 17661 rolled out this to testers with a new screenshot experience, improvements on Settings, Fluent Design Tweaks, and much more.

The first two games part of the Games with Gold program for Xbox Live subscribers are now available for download. In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Colors of Mexico to refresh your desktop.

If you’re in the market for a new device, Microsoft is now selling a new Surface Pro model with 8GB of RAM for $999.

Tech tips

This week, you also learned a number of tips to get the most of Windows 10, including the steps to upgrade to the April 2018 Update using the Update Assistant tool.

How to check whether or not your device is running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. In addition, you also learned the steps to upgrade Windows 10 using a clean installation, and we looked at the 10 best features and 7 hidden gems with the April 2018 Update.

If you want to learn about this new version of Windows 10, check out this guide, which includes a list of all the previously published tutorials about this release.

If you’re having any tech problems, remember that you can submit your questions in the Pureinfotech forums.