Published: Thu, October 04, 2018
Industry | By Kenny Hampton

Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Windows Server 2019 Now Available

Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Windows Server 2019 Now Available

Microsoft has primed caches and content distribution networks around the world with the stable release of its Windows 10 October 2018 "Redstone 5" update that brings in a raft of new features for users of the operating system.

Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled Timeline, a Windows 10 feature that kept track of which files and webpages you were accessing, and when, so you could figuratively trace your digital steps and find what you were looking for.

With the Your Phone app, you can now link your Android phone to your Windows 10 computer to send and receive texts and transfer your photos from one to the other. So if you don't get the update for a month, there's a chance Microsoft is actually trying to save you from headaches. However, only phones with Android Nougat and later are compatible with the Your Phone App.

Firstly, a new cloud-powered clipboard is being added to allow Windows 10 users to copy content across machines and store a history of copied content in the cloud.

Microsoft has only just unleashed the October 2018 Update, but the big Windows 10 upgrade has already encountered its first technical hitch, hitting compatibility issues with some Skylake (6th-generation) or newer processors.

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"Real-time raytracing is often quoted as being the holy grail of graphics and it's a key part of a decades-long dream to achieve realism in games", Microsoft said in a Developer Blog update, apparently without concern about overselling the feature. This is similar to how it rolled out the previous major Windows update and used Machine Learning to optimise the task.

Last, but certainly not least, we have Snip & Sketch, which makes it easier than ever to grab screenshots on Windows 10.

According to Intel, the issue is with 6th Generation (codenamed Skylake) or newer processors, however, Microsoft hasn't specified which devices are being blocked from receiving the latest update. Microsoft says now we will get a consistent user experience across all platforms. Otherwise, you can go ahead and grab build 18252 via Windows Update now.

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We'll update you as soon as we know more about the Windows 10 October Update, and how you can get it. However it started downloading the update and I am now being prompted to schedule a restart to install it...

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