Microsoft used to release a new version of Windows every three years or so. With Windows 10, that pace has quickened, with new Windows 10 feature updates arriving every six months. That’s why, less than three years after the initial release of Windows 10 Inside Out, we’re working on an all-new Third Edition for 2019. Windows 10 Inside Out, 3rd Edition will include coverage of a long list of new and improved features released in 2018, including the all-new Timeline feature and major changes in Microsoft Edge. Last year, the installed base of Windows 10-powered PCs increased by more than 100 million. That pace of adoption will continue to rise as Windows users face the imminent end of support for Windows 7 a less than 18 months after this book is published. Those new Windows 10 users will be under intense pressure to learn about Windows 10 quickly, and even early adopters will be looking for more up-to-date information sources. Windows 10 Inside Out, 3rd Edition will have both groups covered. The format and page count of this new edition will not change significantly from previous editions. Inside, though, we’re revising the content (see the attached chapter outline) to emphasize what’s new in recent updates and how to adapt to the faster pace of change in the “Windows as a service” era. As always, the Windows 10 Inside Out audience includes both Windows experts and those who aspire to be experts. The primary focus is on features that individuals can configure and manage on their own devices, but it also includes detailed discussions of tools that consultants and IT professionals can use to manage Windows 10 PCs in business environments.
Author: Ed Bott