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Microsoft Testing Passwordless Sign-Ins for Windows 10

by Ayorinde Ayodeji

Microsoft testing this feature is really cool and would make it easy for windows 10 users to sign in their PC’s without password.
The company has released a new build for Fast Ring insiders that adds a new option that enables passwordless sign-ins for Microsoft Accounts.

Choosingthis option will make Microsoft passwords useless on Windows 10 PCs and you will have to opt for PIN, facial recognition, or fingerprint detection. Microsoft says the feature is limited to a select few Windows 10 Fast Ring insiders right now and it will take at least a week to reach all Fast Ring insiders.

Separately, a security-only update released by Microsoft for Windows 7 is making waves for the wrong reasons.
In a blog post on Wednesday, Microsoft announced the rollout of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18936.
The new build brings support for Phone Screen feature to more Surface devices, adds quick event create option to the taskbar, and most importantly, the ability to enable passwordless sign-ins. The Phone Screen feature allows users to mirror the screen of their Android phone to their Windows 10 PC.

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According to Microsoft, you can enable passwordless sign-in by going to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options.

“Enabling passwordless sign in will switch all Microsoft accounts on your Windows 10 device to modern authentication with Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint, or PIN,” Microsoft explained.

The company also says that the users who don’t have Windows Hello set up, the operating system will guide them to set it up at the time of their next sign-in.

In addition to the above mentioned features, the latest insider build also packs a number of fixes, general improvements, and improvements. The full list is available on the company’s blog.

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