The Spring of 2020 has arrived and, while flowers are blooming and we're all staying indoors because of the coronavirus, Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new major update for Windows 10. It's called (surprise!) April 2020 Update and it brings several new features, improvements, tweaks, and many fixes for the most popular computer operating system in the world. Now that Covid-19 made us all spend a lot more of our time on our home computers, would you like to know what's new in Windows 10 April 2020 Update (a.k.a 20H1 or version 2004)?
As the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic settles over the world, more and more people need to work from their homes instead of going into the office. As a consequence, there are many more of us who have come to rely on online meetings and internet audio and video calls on a daily basis. Whether it's for work or keeping in touch with our families, we absolutely need tools to communicate over the internet these days.
The Windows 10 split screen feature is excellent for multitasking, especially if you're using a large display. You can view apps in Windows 10 side by side, on top of each other, or both, since it's possible to snap up to four app windows on the screen at the same time. And with Snap Assist, getting each window right where you want it is easier than ever. Here is how to split screen on Windows 10 and view apps side by side:
The Microsoft Remote Desktop client is a free Windows 10 app, available through the Microsoft Store, useful when you need remote access to another Windows computer or device. This universal remote desktop client works both with devices available in your network and devices with public IP addresses that are accessible through the internet. For example, you can use it to connect to a Windows computer from work, while you are working from home. Here's how to use the Microsoft Remote Desktop client in Windows 10 to work with remote computers and devices:
To remote access Windows 10 from Mac, you can use the Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 app. With it, computers running Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise can be controlled remotely through the Remote Desktop protocol. This allows a remote user using macOS to log in to the Windows 10 computer and control it as if he or she were sitting right in front of it. This tutorial illustrates the steps you need to take in order to connect via Remote Desktop from a Mac to Windows 10, using Microsoft Remote Desktop 10:
Both on Windows 10 and on mobile platforms, Microsoft simplified Skype's user experience, making it look similar and work the same on touch-based devices and regular mouse and keyboard ones. In this tutorial, we show you how to use Skype on Windows 10, in the hope that we can help you understand Skype's main user interface elements. So here's how you can use Skype to stay in touch with your friends, family, and co-workers without any kind of problems:
Remote work or online schooling may not be easy and familiar, but that does not mean that it can't be done or that you cannot be productive. With the right tools, you can get the job done just as fast or even faster than at work or at school. Performing the first step for remote work or online learning from home is easier than it seems, and ASUS offers some cutting–edge devices to help facilitate the transition:
One of the best things in OneDrive's app for Windows 10 is a feature called Files On-Demand. It helps you save storage space on your Windows 10 computers and devices, by downloading and keeping local copies of your OneDrive files only if you access them, or if you manually specify that you want them to be always available offline. If you want to learn all there is to know about it, including how to enable or disable OneDrive Files On-Demand, how to use them, and how to identify which of your files are local or online-only, read this guide:
The Windows 10 Tablet mode was designed to help you take advantage of your touchscreen device. However, if you enjoy the full-screen Tablet mode environment more than the classic windowed one, you can also use it on your desktop computer. This tutorial explains what the Windows 10 Tablet mode is and how to activate it. See how to configure Tablet mode, and use it to make the most out of your touchscreen device:
Remote Desktop connections allow you to connect to a PC or device through the internet or a local network. When you are connecting to a Windows 10 or Windows 7 PC, you see that computer's desktop, and you can access its apps, files, and folders as if you were sitting in front of its screen. This is useful for IT professionals and business users who have to work remotely. Here is how to enable Remote Desktop Connections in Windows 10 or Windows 7: