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The April 2018 Update for Windows 10 included a not widely known feature: New and improved "Pro" fonts. These are the standard Windows fonts (Arial, Georgia, Gil Sans, Verdana, etc…) but they are new free versions that include a lot more variations, widths and weights, giving you variety and choice when using the built-in Windows typefaces in your documents. So how do you get the new fonts?
We’ve covered screenshots before, the various ways you can take them and how they can be used to upgrade your documents. The developers at Microsoft are taking a cue from the third-party developers and are introducing better screenshot features in the latest Window 10 builds.
Microsoft is being a slow phase out of their OneNote 2016 Desktop app. Not the end of the world as the app will still be supported with security patches for several more years, but with the release of Office 2019 later this year, OneNote for Windows 10 will replace OneNote 2016 as the default OneNote experience for Office 365 and Office 2019 (which makes sense considering that Office 2019 will only work on Windows 10). Microsoft will continue to provide bug fixes for a few more years (until October 2020) and security fixes until October 2025.
While things aren’t nearly as confusing as they used to be with the multiple editions Windows XP and Windows 7, there are still more than a few editions of Windows 10 and it can be confusing as to which version you need. Here’s what you need to know about the various Windows 10 editions that matter to you and your business.
Windows 10 is loaded with data-tracking tidbits and hooks into a variety of Microsoft’s online services. While there are certainly benefits to having those hooks enabled (OneDrive integration and Cortana’s back-end, for example), you don’t have to be thrilled about the idea of Mcrosoft’s operating system calling home or looking over your shoulder. Here’s how you can disable these integrations.