Microsoft is busy this week squashing bugs as they pump out two October 2018 Update candidates in the same week. Today Microsoft has released Windows 10 Build 17760 (Redstone 5) for Insiders in the Fast Ring.
Microsoft has started to test a new feature in Windows 10 Insider builds that displays a message promoting Microsoft edge when a user attempts to install a competing browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Vivaldi, or Opera.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18237 (19H1) to the Insiders on the Skip Ahead ring. This build adds a translucent Acrylic texture to the sign-in lock screen as well as fixes various issues and bugs. Also announced is the renaming of the Microsoft Apps Android application to "Your Phone Companion".
After releasing new cumulative updates for Windows 10, Microsoft is also rolling out a new patch for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Earlier today, the software maker pushed out these updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 devices to address some security issues.
Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 Build 17758 for Insiders in the Fast Ring. Windows 10 Build 17758 doesn't come with any major changes as the focus is now being entirely on refining performance ahead of the public launch of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update next month.
It's Patch Tuesday and Microsoft is rolling out a new cumulative update for Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) and Fall Creators Update (version 1709). The latest patch for Windows 10 comes with a small list of fixes and improvements. Most of the changes are aimed at enterprises and businesses.
Windows 7 is projected to reach the end-of-support in January 2020 for consumers but Microsoft is extending the support cycle for businesses to help them make the shift to a modern desktop.
Today, Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 Build 18234 (19H1) for Windows Insiders in the Skip Ahead Ring. Build 18234 doesn't come with any new features as we're still in the early days of development of this feature update. For those who enjoy the Windows 10 Dark Theme for file explorer, it has been ported over to this build.
Today, Microsoft is rolling out a new preview build of Windows 10 October 2018 Update with a series of improvements and bug fixes. Windows 10 Build 17754 comes with fixes for Action Center, Microsoft Edge PWA integration, and more.
Today, Microsoft is rolling out a big update for Outlook on Windows and web with design improvements. Microsoft has added a new option called "Coming Soon" in Outlook for Windows and an opt-in toggle in Outlook on the web that allows users to try the new design.
Microsoft today announced a new update for Skype messaging platform that adds support for call recording on Android and iOS. Microsoft says that the Skype call recording feature is not yet available on Windows 10 but it will be rolled out in the coming weeks.
Microsoft has started testing a new feature for the Microsoft To-Do that simply makes sense on a touch-enabled device like Surface Go. Currently available for the Insiders, the updated Microsoft To-Do app allows users to create notes using a pen like the Surface Pen.
No matter how hard Microsoft tries to modernize Skype 8, many users just want Skype Classic (Skype 7) back. Skype Classic may not have a modern interface or a simplistic feel, but users are concerned that Microsoft is just sacrificing functionality over form in Skype 8.
According to a report, Amazon will soon publish an Alexa UWP app in the Microsoft Store to expand the reach of its digital assistant. Assuming all goes according to plan, Amazon will announce the UWP Alexa app for Windows 10 later this year.
Today, Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Build 17751 to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. This Redstone 5 release does not include any new features, but instead focuses on fixing any bugs or crashes so that it is ready for public release in October.
Today, at the IFA tech conference in Berlin, Microsoft showcased a new lineup of Windows 10 laptops as well as confirmed the name of their next Windows 10 feature update coming out this fall. This next update, which was called the Redstone 5 development branch, is officially called Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
Microsoft is rolling out a new batch of cumulative updates for Windows 10 this morning with non-security improvements and fixes. The systems running Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) are receiving the new patch with general bug fixes.
Microsoft says that the firmware update is available for all Surface Pro (2017) devices including the model 1796 and 1807. According to the official changelog, the update has improved the LTE stability.
Microsoft announced that you can now setup a Google Federation in Azure Active Directory so that Gmail users can seamlessly be invited to an organization's shared files and applications.
Earlier this week a security researcher released exploit code for a Windows zero-day affecting the Task Scheduler ALPC interface. Today, cyber-security firm Acros Security published a temporary fix (called a micropatch) that prevents exploitation of that particular zero-day.