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1. Quiet Hours allows for uninterrupted work, games
One of the most noteworthy features of the new build is an improved
version of Quiet Hours, which you can program as a (well, almost)
Do Not Disturb feature. While Quiet Hours is on, you won’t receive
as many notifications as you might otherwise, and they’ll be
restricted to your most noteworthy people and apps.
Microsoft’s Quiet Hours dials down the notifications, but they’re
Quiet Hours will automatically kick on while you’re gaming,
specifically a full-screen, exclusive DirectX game. Windows will
also turn on the feature while you’re duplicating your display,
ensuring that no unwanted emails interrupt your presentation. The
exception, it appears, will be your MyPeople contacts, as people
pinned to your taskbar will automatically be able to “break
2. Credit cards are now stored within Edge
This is a way overdue feature for Microsoft Edge: It’s been eight years since
Chrome added autofill into its own beta channel. Finally, Microsoft
Edge will store your credit card within the browser, and you can
select the card from a drop-down menu to auto-populate the
information. The CVV info is never saved, though, so you’ll either
have to memorize it or haul out the card anyway.
3. Edge's ebooks experience improves markedly
Microsoft spiffed up its ebooks experience, which is also part of
Edge. First and foremost, the company gave ebooks stored as EPUB,
PDF, and Reading View a fresh new look, compliments of its Fluent
Design aesthetic. Finally, too, you can read them in a full-screen
There’s a new look to ebooks within Edge.
Edge does a better job of keeping track of your progress and notes
as your ebooks roam among devices, Microsoft said.
Here’s how Microsoft maintains its progress within eBooks you read
Microsoft added support for EPUB Media Overlays. That’s a fancy
name for a customized audiobook experience, where Edge will
highlight words as the narrator reads them. Finally, Microsoft’s
bookstore will even make suggestions if (god forbid) your ebook
library is empty.
4. Handwriting is added to text fields
One challenge Microsoft faces with offering so many ways to input
data within Windows is that not all of them progress at the same
pace. Microsoft’s emphasis these days is the pen, which received an
improved handwriting recognition box as part of the Fall Creators
Update. That box now triggers when you tap the pen on a text field,
so you don’t have to fumble with the software keyboard in tablet
Windows 10 now recognixes text “written” within text fields.
5. Is a Windows S revamp coming?
It’s not clear whether this is significant, but this build includes
some new terminology for Windows 10 S.
“Insiders running Windows 10 S may have noticed that after
upgrading to the latest builds, their PC appears to be running
‘Windows 10 Pro In S Mode,’ Microsoft said. This change is by
design and these PCs will continue to function as Windows 10 S PCs
and will continue to be able to take Insider Preview builds as part
of testing RS4. We’ll have more to share as we get closer to the
next Windows 10 release.”
It’s a little hard to say what this means right now, but we may
find out more in the future.
While those are the major improvements to build 17074, there are a
number of other, smaller enhancements. The blog post lists them
all, including the possible issues and their workarounds. Remember,
the next (unnamed) version of Microsoft’s Windows 10, aka “Redstone
4,” is due this spring, most likely in late March or early April.
Clarification: The new build improves Quiet Hours, rather than
adding the feature to Windows 10.