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Get More Out of Windows 10

There’s no denying that Windows 11 has a lot of really cool new features.

If you haven’t made the move from Windows 10 yet, you’re probably missing out on a lot of cool features.

But there’s some good news! To make the (eventual) switch from Windows 10 to 11 just a little easier, Microsoft is sharing a couple of 11’s most useful features.

The first new feature makes printing from your device a lot easier

And anything that makes printing easier sounds like a huge win, right? Printers don’t have a terrible reputation for nothing…

Microsoft is also making this feature printing PIN-protected. That means when you want to print a document, you’ll send it off to the printer – but it’ll only print when you’ve reached the printer and entered your PIN.

So what is the point of having a printing PIN-protected?

This removes the risk of you printing something confidential and leaving it on the printer for everyone to see. Which can decrease your risk of ransomware or cybersecurity attacks significantly.

It can also prevent you from accidentally printing several copies of the same document. This not only helps you and your business, but is also good for reducing paper waste.

And that’s not all…

There’s a second really useful feature coming over to Windows 10. Microsoft is calling it Focus Assist and works alongside the do not disturb feature.

Switching on do not disturb is great when you want a little uninterrupted time to finish a task or do some research. But if you use it a lot, you might miss a notification that you really needed to see.

Focus Assist stops that from happening. You use it alongside do not disturb and it still allows important and time-sensitive notifications and messages to reach you!

Microsoft has been testing these features since June of this year. There’s still no set date for when they’ll be released to everyone with Windows 10. But they’re definitely on their way pretty soon.

If you can’t wait to try more of the time saving and productivity boosting features that Windows 11 has to offer, call us at Itechra at (507) 454-2475 to see how we can help you make the switch.

Published with permission from Your Tech Updates.

Itechra Team

Itechra Team

From 2000, we set out to solve what was then a major problem for small businesses: having difficulty keeping up with their IT needs. We noticed that large corporations often had multiple employees specializing in different aspects of the industry and realized this approach could work well also among smaller organizations who might not be able to sustain such teams, but still require help managing an oversized workload. We provide a single resource for all your IT issues.