Windows 10 October 2018 Update official named announced in this Weekly Digest
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Weekly Digest: Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Xbox All Access, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 10's October 2018 Update announced, Xbox All Access offers console and services for a low monthly subscription, Stick Notes 3 releases, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft reveals that its next version of Windows 10 will be officially called “October 2018 Update,” and it’ll be available sometime in October.

Windows 10 build 17751 releases for PCs enrolled in the Fast ring of the Windows Insider Program introducing various new changes and bug fixes to help stabilize the operating system for the October release.

In addition, the software giant made available Windows 10 build 17744 for testers with devices in the Slow ring, and the ISO files for build 17738 are now ready for download.

Although Patch Tuesday isn’t happening for another couple of weeks, Microsoft released a huge cumulative update to addresses several problems on Windows 10 version 1803, version 1709, version 1703, and version 1609.

Surface Studio and Surface Pro received a new firmware update in August to improve stability and performance of these devices. Also, Surface Book received a new firmware update this week to address several issues, including security vulnerabilities.

Sticky Notes 3.0 for Windows 10 is now available as preview for testers with devices enrolled in the Fast ring with the Skip Ahead option.

Microsoft officially announced “Xbox All Access,” which is a new service that combines the choice of an Xbox One S or Xbox One X console with Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass into a single subscription package.

The next Xbox titles that you’ll be getting in September as part of the Games with Gold program have been announced.

Finally, during the 2018 Labor Day weekend in the United States, Microsoft is having a big sale with huge discounts on laptops and desktops from the most popular brands, including Dell, Lenovo, HP, and others.

Tech tips

This week, you also learned a number of new tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to disable your speakers and microphone in the October 2018 Update.

You now know the steps to enable multilingual text prediction feature on Windows 10.

We looked at the steps to access the Advanced setup options on Windows 10, which help you to troubleshoot and fix many problems with your device.

If you’re getting into web development, this week, we also looked at the steps to install and configure XAMPP on Windows 10.

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