Windows 10 taskbar news widget

Weekly Digest: Windows 10 new features and tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 10 gets taskbar news widget and modernized Storage Spaces settings, Microsoft is building a single email experience known as One Outlook, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft released the first Windows 10 preview (build 21286) of 2021, in the Dev Channel with a news widget that brings quick access to trending news and weather information to the taskbar. This flight also introduces the modernized Storage Spaces settings in the Settings app. You will also find improvements for time zones changes, DiskUsage command-line tool, and a lot more. 

You can check all the features and improvements available thus far in the Dev Channel for Windows 10 in this comprehensive guide.

A few images leaked onto the web get this week revealing that Microsoft is planning to replace all variants of the Outlook apps (including the Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10) with a single experience currently known as One Outlook.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: River Delta to refresh your desktop. Also, you can now download the first two free Xbox games as part of the Games with Gold program for January 2021.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to select the default GPU for apps and the instructions to remove an account login password.

We looked into the steps to upgrade a device running Windows 7 to Windows 10

You now know the steps to see what is taking up space on the hard drive using Storage Sense and with the new DiskUsage command-line tool. In addition, you also learned how to use the ForFiles command tool on a network folder

If you are new to the security and maintenance of Windows 10, you can use this guide to learn how to perform a full virus scan with Microsoft Defender Antivirus.

Finally, if you use an Android device, you can use this guide to learn how to open the Microsoft Launcher settings on your phone.

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