The company confirms that it has no plans to discontinue its Xbox Live Gold subscription nor it’s going to change the Xbox Live name. In addition, the software giant has announced that it’ll be retiring the Cortana app for mobile devices, Surface Headphones, and Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker, as the company shift focus of the digital assistant as a productivity assistant. Microsoft Teams receives a bunch of new features, including support for up to 20,000 participants, company branding, cloud phone, and more. Windows 10 version 2004 finally gets permanent fix for Storage Spaces parity problem and issue creating storage pools from Control Panel. Windows 10 build 20185 released in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program with new settings to make it easier to change the DNS settings and enable DNS over HTTPS. (You can learn about everything that Microsoft has been working on for future releases of Windows 10 in this guide.) In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Beach time to refresh your desktop. In addition, you can now download the first two games as part of the Gold with Games program for August 2020 at no extra cost.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of new tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to enable the new Start menu design on version 2004, ahead of its release. You now know the steps to reset your device removing every or keeping your files on Windows 10. We looked into the steps to clear pending updates on Windows 10. In addition, you now know the instructions to set the target feature update version on Windows 10, update apps available through the Microsoft Store, and add notebooks from multiple accounts to OneNote. If you use Microsoft Edge as your main browser, you can use these steps to install Chrome themes and these instructions to block unwanted app downloads. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.