Sunday, 15 November 2015

Microsoft Releases First Major Update to Windows 10

Microsoft has rolled out their first major update for Windows 10 OS. It is dubbed as ‘November update’, build 10586, the latest update is now available for PCs and tablets. You can use your Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 product key to activate Windows 10. Previously, you needed to install the older version first, then update to Windows 10 for free.


The update includes
  • Performance in everyday tasks, such as boot time now nearly 30% faster than Windows 7 on the same device.
  • With Cortana, you can use your device’s pen to just scribble a note in the Cortana Notebook and Cortana will recognize the phone number, email address, and even physical address to help you set reminders. Cortana can also now keep track of your event and movie bookings too, sending you helpful reminders to know where to go and get there on time, plus the option to book and track an Uber. We’re excited to make Cortana available in Japan, Australia, and Canada and India (in English) with features and experiences customized for each market.
  • Microsoft Edge offers improved performance and security, along with tab preview, which allows you to hover over your open tabs and get a preview of what’s on those websites without leaving the page you’re on. Microsoft Edge now syncs your Favorites and Reading list items across devices so you can easily get back to the content you’re interested in most. And, Cortana will now notify you of the best coupons from your favorite retailers such as Staples, Macys and Best Buy when shopping in Microsoft Edge.
  • The start menu has new changes, now you can stretch columns up to four tiles wide (Settings > Personalization > Start > Show more tiles), and the Start menu as a whole can contain more than 512 tiles—2048, to be exact. The context menus have also gotten a more consistent look (though they still aren’t consistent with the desktop’s just with each other).
  • The coloured title bars are back now. Go to Settings > Personalization > Colors and check the “Show color on Start, taskbar, action center, and title bar” option, your color customizations will show up on all your desktop windows, too.
  • Windows has a new “Find My Device” feature built in, which will track your laptop or tablet if it gets lost or stolen. Just head to Settings > Update & Security > Find My Device and click “Save my device’s location periodically” to enable it.
With this release, Microsoft thinks Windows 10 is finally ready for enterprise PCs, now being able to "confidently recommend Windows 10 deployment to whole organizations". Windows 10 is also on its way to Xbox One today, and we'll see its mobile version on select phones soon.

To download the update, Go to Settings > Update & Security and check for updates.

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