Windows 10 S Will Let You Skip Passwords Forever

Windows 10 S Will Let You Skip Passwords Forever
Windows 10 S Will Let You Skip Passwords Forever
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10 February, 2018

For those using Windows 10 S, Microsoft's extra secure version of Windows, they will have the option to ditch passwords. Keep in mind that Microsoft is yet to officially announce the dates for Build 2018, and although WalkingCat's leaks are nearly never inaccurate, you are probably better off waiting for the official announcement before making any bookings. Progressive Web Apps (not to be confused with Android's native "Instant Apps") use relatively fresh new web technologies to make websites work better offline or with intermittent connections, and often mimic native features like push notifications. The update is now available to PC Insiders on the Skip Ahead and the Fast ring.

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To get HDR video working on such a device Microsoft has included an experimental / early stage calibration tool which it hopes to include in Redstone 4. The company first made their anti-password goals clear back in 2015 with the release of Windows 10 which launched with the "Windows Hello" facial recognition system for logins. Today's Preview build brings one of the longest changelogs, with a number of features receiving fixes and improvements.

Microsoft's war against passwords has taken a new turn in Windows 10 preview build 17093. Moreover, there is a new "Clutter-free printing" option that can remove ads and more for certain type of web pages.

Windows Security Improvements: Windows Defender has been renamed to Windows Security and can be found in Settings Update & Security. You can get more details about the updates in the full release notes. The notes don't provide a rollout day for Redstone 4, but its Bug Bash initiative ends on February 11.


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