(Many have chosen to delay migration as long as possible, but with Windows 7 and Office 2010 losing extended support in January and October 2020, respectively, you should be thinking about it sooner rather than later.) Microsoft 365 includes tools to make it easier to migrate to Windows 10 and Office 2016 or 2019, tools such as Windows AutoPilot for remotely upgrading PCs, applying policies and settings, and installing apps automatically.
Microsoft has also removed the option to Connect To Suggested Open Hotspots in Windows 10's Wi-Fi settings menu.
When users try to stream music they do not own, Microsoft suggests they download Spotify or another music streaming service.
Microsoft is rolling out the update in stages.
The Windows Defender icon context menu in the notification area has been updated to use the modern style design, and it now includes options to perform a quick scan, update definitions, change notifications, and launch the Windows Defender Security Center dashboard. It helps in preventing data security breach and interference between work account and personal accounts, says Microsoft. Instead, you will have to manually save contacts of people you send and receive mail.
Microsoft has documented a long list of new features it is adding across Microsoft 365. Previously, the same settings were available in the "Virus & threat protection settings page". No word from the blog post what that means for those not running the Windows 10 April 2018 or Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but we've reached out for more information. So to access this feature, users would now have to use the Settings app. Any printers, files, and folders that you shared using HomeGroup will continue to be shared.
To pick up the latest version, just run a check on Windows Update (if you're on Windows 10). The app also has a massive phrasebook that gives you access to more than 200 "essential" words and terms. You will also be able to identify favorite people from Outlook on your mobile device, just as you can today from the web, and these favorite people tags will remain consistent, so you can find them on the web or on the go.
Conversations in the People app: Conversations in the People app will no longer work offline and also will not work with email accounts other than Office 365 accounts. Microsoft is also adding support for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) that have the full support of Google, Apple, and now Microsoft across mobile and desktop operating systems. The Application Health Analyzer (AHA) tool, which can assess the dependencies of internally developed apps and check they are compatible with Windows 10 updates, will be available in public preview in the coming months, he added.
XPS Viewer: The company is changing the way you get it. That's the safe way - and the method Microsoft recommends - but if you're OK with disregarding this advice, fire up the Windows 10 computer you want to update.