Google Keep Updates in 2019
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There are some nice updates to Google Keep which include the following:
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Google has unveiled a brand new update to Keep, their lists/notes app. This update will include two important features, and are now being rolled out to Keep’s Web client and Android app.
Google Keep is currently one of the most popular checklist and note taking apps found on Android. But another reason why it’s good is because it comes straight from Google, and they can include more features once in a while.
Google’s Keep app can be added to gadgets that are approved by Google itself. It supports Android version 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich), or a higher version. You can make notes using the mobile app, or by simply using the Keep website, which can be synchronized through both platforms through your Google Account.
This lets you gain access to your saved notes wherever you go, as long as there’s an Internet connection. You can also update your notes offline. Through these updates, the Android app is updated to version 4.x.x.
Google’s Keep app for both the Chrome OS and Chrome browser is just one of the earliest packaged applications offered by Google. This app can also work offline for editing, creating, and removing notes, as well as some additional features like including images.
Even though voice actions, color-coding, and checklists have been there since the start, Google will finally include the ability to include and label recurring reminders into Keep notes. Keep will also receive an update that will incorporate two features into their note-taking applications. Here is how to use them:
Google Keep Reminders
If you want to edit your notes, just click on the overflow menu and select ‘Add Label’. You will be able to choose from Work, Inspiration, and Personal, or just include your own.
So if your notes are all related to work, you can include them under ‘Work’ and personal notes will be under the ‘Personal’ label. You can also find this option on the Web.
Even though the ability to include labels are still brand new, it will hopefully be incorporated into a more intuitive manner in the next couple of updates, just like the other features.
Google has also included the ability to add frequent reminders. You will be able to dismiss this notification as of now, but you will still get reminders about your tasks either every day, every week, every month, or even every year. There is also a new custom option that lets you modify the reminder to a specific date or number of events.
This article lists new and updated features and content that are of interest to IT Pros for Windows 10, version 2004, also known as the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. This update also contains all features and fixes included in previous cumulative updates to Windows 10, version 1909.
To download and install Windows 10, version 2004, use Windows Update (Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update). For more information, see this video.
The month indicator for this release is 04 instead of 03 to avoid confusion with Windows releases in the year 2003.
Windows Hello is now supported as Fast Identity Online 2 (FIDO2) authenticator across all major browsers including Chrome and Firefox.
You can now enable passwordless sign-in for Microsoft accounts on your Windows 10 device by going to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options, and selecting On under Make your device passwordless. Enabling passwordless sign in will switch all Microsoft accounts on your Windows 10 device to modern authentication with Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint, or PIN.
Windows Hello PIN sign-in support is added to Safe mode.
Windows Hello for Business now has Hybrid Azure Active Directory support and phone number sign-in (MSA). FIDO2 security key support is expanded to Azure Active Directory hybrid environments, enabling enterprises with hybrid environments to take advantage of passwordless authentication. For more information, see Expanding Azure Active Directory support for FIDO2 preview to hybrid environments.
In this release, Windows Defender System Guard enables an even higher level of System Management Mode (SMM) Firmware Protection that goes beyond checking the OS memory and secrets to additional resources like registers and IO.
With this improvement, the OS can detect a higher level of SMM compliance, enabling devices to be even more hardened against SMM exploits and vulnerabilities. This feature is forward-looking and currently requires new hardware available soon.
Windows Defender Application Guard has been available for Chromium-based Edge since early 2020.
Note: Application Guard for Office is coming soon.
Windows Setup answer files (unattend.xml) have improved language handling.
Improvements in Windows Setup with this release also include:
For more information, see Windows Setup enhancements in the Windows IT Pro Blog.
In Windows 10, version 2004, SetupDiag is now automatically installed.
SetupDiag is a command-line tool that can help diagnose why a Windows 10 update failed. SetupDiag works by searching Windows Setup log files. When searching log files, SetupDiag uses a set of rules to match known issues.
During the upgrade process, Windows Setup will extract all its sources files to the %SystemDrive%$Windows.~btSources directory. With Windows 10, version 2004 and later, Windows Setup now also installs SetupDiag.exe to this directory. If there is an issue with the upgrade, SetupDiag is automatically run to determine the cause of the failure. If the upgrade process proceeds normally, this directory is moved under %SystemDrive%Windows.Old for cleanup.
With this release, you can configure Windows Autopilot user-driven Hybrid Azure Active Directory join with VPN support. This support is also backported to Windows 10, version 1909 and 1903.
If you configure the language settings in the Autopilot profile and the device is connected to Ethernet, all scenarios will now skip the language, locale, and keyboard pages. In previous versions, this was only supported with self-deploying profiles.
An in-place upgrade wizard is available in Configuration Manager. For more information, see Simplifying Windows 10 deployment with Configuration Manager.
Also see What's new in Microsoft Intune.
Download the Windows ADK and Windows PE add-on for Windows 10, version 2004 here: Download and install the Windows ADK.
For information about what's new in the ADK, see What's new in the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 2004.
MDT version 8456 supports Windows 10, version 2004, but there is currently an issue that causes MDT to incorrectly detect that UEFI is present. There is an update available for MDT to address this issue.
For the latest information about MDT, see the MDT release notes.
Windows PowerShell cmdlets have been improved:
The following Delivery Optimization policies are removed in this release:
Windows Update for Business enhancements in this release include:
Intune console updates: target version is now available allowing you to specify which version of Windows 10 you want devices to move to. Additionally, this capability enables you to keep devices on their current version until they reach end of service. Check it out in Intune, also available as a Group Policy and Configuration Service Provider (CSP) policy.
Validation improvements: To ensure devices and end users stay productive and protected, Microsoft uses safeguard holds to block devices from updating when there are known issues that would impact that device. Also, to better enable IT administrators to validate on the latest release, we have created a new policy that enables admins to opt devices out of the built-in safeguard holds.
Update less: Last year, we changed update installation policies for Windows 10 to only target devices running a feature update version that is nearing end of service. As a result, many devices are only updating once a year. To enable all devices to make the most of this policy change, and to prevent confusion, we have removed deferrals from the Windows Update settings Advanced Options page starting on Windows 10, version 2004. If you wish to continue leveraging deferrals, you can use local Group Policy (Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Windows Update for Business > Select when Preview builds and Feature Updates are received or Select when Quality Updates are received). For more information about this change, see Simplified Windows Update settings for end users.
Windows now supports the latest Wi-Fi standards with Wi-Fi 6 and WPA3. Wi-Fi 6 gives you better wireless coverage and performance with added security. WPA3 provides improved Wi-Fi security and secures open networks.
In this release, Tunnel Extensible Authentication Protocol (TEAP) has been added as an authentication method to allow chaining together multiple credentials into a single EAP transaction. TEAP networks can be configured by enterprise policy.
Windows Sandbox is an isolated desktop environment where you can install software without the fear of lasting impact to your device. This feature was released with Windows 10, version 1903. Windows 10, version 2004 includes bug fixes and enables even more control over configuration.
Windows Sandbox configuration includes:
Windows Media Player is also added back to the Sandbox image in this release.
Windows Sandbox also has improved accessibility in this release, including:
With this release, memory that is no longer in use in a Linux VM will be freed back to Windows. Previously, a WSL VM's memory could grow, but would not shrink when no longer needed.
WSL2 support has been added for ARM64 devices if your device supports virtualization.
For a full list of updates to WSL, see the WSL release notes.
Windows 10 is an integral part of WVD, and several enhancements are available in the Spring 2020 update. Check out Windows Virtual Desktop documentation for the latest and greatest information, as well as the WVD Virtual Event from March.
Read about plans for the new Microsoft Edge and other innovations announced at Build 2020 and What's new at Microsoft Edge Insider.
Also see information about the exciting new Edge browser here.
This release enables explicit control over when Windows automatically restarts apps that were open when you restart your PC.
Several enhancements to the Windows 10 user interface are implemented in this release:
Cortana has been updated and enhanced in Windows 10, version 2004:
Productivity: chat-based UI gives you the ability to interact with Cortana using typed or spoken natural language queries to easily get information across Microsoft 365 and stay on track. Productivity focused capabilities such as finding people profiles, checking schedules, joining meetings, and adding to lists in Microsoft To Do are currently available to English speakers in the US.
Security: tightened access to Cortana so that you must be securely logged in with your work or school account or your Microsoft account before using Cortana. Because of this tightened access, some consumer skills including music, connected home, and third-party skills will no longer be available. Additionally, users get cloud-based assistance services that meet Office 365’s enterprise-level privacy, security, and compliance promises as set out in the Online Services Terms.
Move the Cortana window: drag the Cortana window to a more convenient location on your desktop.
For updated information, see the Microsoft 365 blog.
Windows Search is improved in several ways. For more information, see Supercharging Windows Search.
You can now rename your virtual desktops, instead of getting stuck with the system-issued names like Desktop 1.
Pairing Bluetooth devices with your computer will occur through notifications, so you won't need to go to the Settings app to finish pairing. Other improvements include faster pairing and device name display. For more information, see Improving your Bluetooth pairing experience.
The 'reset this PC' recovery function now includes a cloud download option.
The following items are added to Task Manager in this release:
New DirectX 12 features are available in this release.
A new tablet experience for two-in-one convertible PCs is available. The screen will be optimized for touch when you detach your two-in-one's keyboard, but you'll still keep the familiar look of your desktop without interruption.
With this update, devices running Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Pro for Workstations with multiple displays can be configured to prevent Windows from using a display, making it available for a specialized purpose.
To prevent Windows from using a display, choose Settings > Display and click Advanced display settings. Select a display to view or change, and then set the Remove display from desktop setting to On. The display will now be available for a specialized use.
Desktop Analytics is a cloud-connected service, integrated with Configuration Manager that providess New in Windows Server: New and updated features in Windows Server.