Microsoft's mid-cut Windows Insider build is usually the largest of the party, and Windows 10 Insider Build 18305 is no exception. In addition to the new Windows Sandbox, there is a simplified Start menu, a new Office app, Customization to Settings, File Explorer, Task Manager and Security – and even a process to eliminate your Windows 10 password.
Although the existence of the virtual Windows Sandbox security slot leaked in advance, it is the elimination of passwords that are probably the most important. We'll get you through the most important additions below. Remember, if you're not a Windows Insider, your PC will not see these until they're scheduled to roll out in the "1
Logging in to Windows with a Phone and Without a Password
As noted in our forthcoming Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review, "Out of the Box Experience" for laptop 2 does not require your password. After you enter your account name, Windows knows if you have two-factor authentication turned on. In my case, just asked to authenticate on my phone. Now, the process will be extended to all Windows devices running Windows 10 Home.
To enable this, you need a phone that is connected to a Microsoft account – say, with the Word mobile app, suggest Microsoft. From that app, you can "login" by using just your phone number as the default "account".
In Windows, you must add the account ( Settings> Accounts> Family and other users> Add someone else to this PC ) and then log in to the account. According to Microsoft, you will be asked to use a PIN or Windows Hi to log in on subsequent attempts. The password you want to set to enable the process will simply be a code that is text text for your smartphone.
Microsoft has also updated the PIN reset update using a web-based login, but the process does not appear to be different otherwise
Windows Sandbox appears
Windows Sandbox is essentially a derivative of the virtual machine environment Hyper -V in Windows 10 Pro, made a little friendlier to test apps that you are not sure is legitimate. Our own story about Windows Sandbox goes into detail. "width =" 700 "height =" 467 "data-imageid =" 100783382 "/> Windows sandbox screen" width = "700" height = "467" data-imageid = "100783382" /> Microsoft Windows Sandbox creates a small, virtual Windows in Windows to test apps.
Start getting easier
Windows Sandbox creates a small, virtual Windows in Windows to test apps.
We're not sure what was wrong with the existing Start menu, but Microsoft has upgraded it. While the default setup stays as you left it, you have the option of simplifying it as a single-column design.
New Auto and Recommended Troubleshooting
If you right-click a component on your keyboard (say the Wi-Fi icon on the taskbar), you'll see an option to launch a debugger if you say Wi-Fi does not connect to the Internet . Windows will attempt to automatically detect these scenarios before you notice them and take action.
"[W]" can automatically restore the default settings for critical services, adjust the feature settings that match your hardware configuration, or make other specific changes that are required for Windows to work normally, "Microsoft says in a blog post." Critical troubleshooting is automatic and can not be disabled. "
Microsoft will also show up on recommended troubleshooters as well, which will be optional.
Do not turn the table: Kaomoji comes on Windows 10! 19659004] What is kaomoji? (Do not know, we did not know either.) But if you're comfortable with the net, chances are you're already familiar with one: (╯ ° □
Yes, this "flipping table" kaomoji, plus others, will now be built into Windows 10. To access them, you still need to use WIN +; shortcut. On top, however, you will see new tabs: one for basic emoji, one for kaomoji and an improved symbol tab.
Default task management table
If you have a preferred Category in Task Manager (such as Performance), you do not have to constantly click through Task Manager will only start in the default view.
Often used settings are displayed
Many of the new features in Windows are hidden in the Settings menu and are commonly used. It can often mean digging through menus to find what you're looking for. In the new building you will find a number of "quick actions" to manage your Microsoft account and more.
Dates become friendlier
In File Explorer and other menus, dates are often expressed. in numerical month / day / year formats that work for many people. If you are the type of person who prefer "friendly" dates spelled out with the month and day instead, this option is now available.
Office App Replacing My Office
Windows already has a "My Office" application in it to manage Office 365- your subscription, view recently used documents, and provide quick access to Office apps. Microsoft has decided to revolutionize the app to just "Office" … so you can manage your Office 365 subscription and view recently opened documents and provide quick access to Office apps.
The difference between the two seems to be Microsoft Search, which will be "prominent" in the new design.
Cortana has been integrated with To-Do: Although Cortana plays a more secondary role than in building the past she is still there. If you ask Cortana to add milk to your shopping list, for example, it will appear in the To-Do app.
Protection History: Within Windows Security, you'll see a new protection story "Experience", which has been reformed to better show you actions or detections made by Windows Defender and other security component is in windows. There is also a new cross-protection check that provides "extra protection against changes in key security features, including limiting changes not directly made through the Windows Security app," Microsoft says.