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Windows 10 Maps update offers more detailed directions for business travelers

New updates from the Windows 10 Maps app makes functionality more user-friendly. Here's what to expect.

Microsoft introduced a new update to the Windows 10 Map app on Sunday, as noted by WindowsLatest. The new features will make navigating business travel much easier, providing more details for designated locations.

The Windows 10 Maps app version 5.1806.1911.0 is now available for Windows Insiders within the Release Preview Ring, and can be downloaded to PCs and smartphones directly from the Microsoft Store.

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As outlined in the Maps app changelog, here are the new features.

  • View house numbers directly on map
  • Save searched places and find nearby locations more easily with shortcut menus
  • Going for a drive? We'll show you the scenic route

If you are visiting a new place, the app can take you the scenic route so you can see more of your new location. And with address numbers directly on the map, you can be sure you are arriving at the correct location for meetings and appointments.

These features prove particularly useful for business travelers, who are often traveling by themselves in brand-new cities. The app can also help keep travelers safer with easier navigation features.

Are you a business traveler? Check out TechRepublic's article on the five ways AI powers business travel.

The big takeaways for tech leaders:

  • Microsoft updated its Windows 10 Map app, smoothing the app's functionality and providing a scenic route option for users.
  • The update puts house numbers directly on the map, saves recent searches, and finds locations near you, which is ideal for business travelers.
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About Macy Bayern

Macy Bayern is an Associate Staff Writer for TechRepublic. A recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin's Liberal Arts Honors Program, Macy covers tech news and trends.

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