Windows 10 build 18290 in this Weekly Digest

Weekly Digest: Windows 10 updates, Office icons, tech tips

In case you missed it, Office gets new modern icons, Windows 10 19H1 preview releases with new changes, October 2018 Update and older versions get cumulative updates, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft reveals a new set of icons for its Office applications to reflect the recent changes and future direction of the suite.

Windows 10 build 18290 was released to testers as part of the 19H1 development with a small set of features and changes, including new icons for the Start menu. (You can watch the video review for the latest Windows Insider Preview here.)

If you want to know more about the changes that Microsoft has been working for Windows 10 version 1903 (19H1), check out this guide, which has been updated with the latest changes.

Microsoft also released a number of updates to fix a long list of issues with the Windows 10 version 1803, version 1709, and version 1703. In addition, there’s a new update for Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update), but it’s currently available only for testers.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Snow Sculptures to refresh your desktop, and Microsoft unveiled the four new Xbox titles that you’ll be getting for free with the Games with Gold program for December 2018.

Tech tips

This week, you also learned several new tips to get the most out of Windows 10 and Microsoft Launcher, including the steps to properly set up Windows Hello fingerprint on your computer, and how to incorporate this technology if your device doesn’t include biometric authentication.

We looked at the difference between “Fresh Start” vs. “Reset this PC,” which can help you to decide how to reinstall Windows 10 on your device.

Starting with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, you can now sign in to your Microsoft account without a password, and you can use this guide on how to set this up.

You now know the steps to set up a new PC with a fresh copy of Windows 10 that doesn’t include bloatware or trialware from your manufacturer.

Finally, if you’re a Microsoft Launcher user, we also looked at the steps to disable Timeline, if you don’t have a use for it on your Android phone.