Microsoft unleashes first major Windows 10 update
Apart from being Microsoft’s latest OS, Windows 10 is also a major change in the way Microsoft distributes its software – called “the last Windows version” Windows 10 will receive major updates that will change the OS and add more functions in a way very similar to how Mac OS works nowadays. So no more service packs, folks, or even new versions of Windows.
Well, the new model is now going and rolling – Microsoft has announced the first major update to Windows 10. It comes with a bunch of new features targeted at consumers and IT professionals, bug fixes, new functionality and a promise for significantly improved OS performance. Here are some of the features and fixes that you get – IT professionals will now be able to set up groups of devices within their organizations and stagger the rollout of updates to those devices by group. In addition this service makes it possible to set maintenance windows when updates won’t get applied, which is important for maintaining a stable environment during critical periods for a business.
In addition the new update adds a new Xbox Experience application, improves the visual consistency across menus and fixes an annoying bug in the Start Menu. The vanilla version of Windows 10 comes with a Start Menu that can house up to 500 entries and when you get above this number the entries disappear and you can’t find them even when you use the built-in Search function. Well, now the limit has been bumped to 2048 entries, which should be enough for nearly all users out there.
Cortana has also gotten an update – she can now recognize phone numbers, e-mail addresses and physical addresses to set reminders and she can keep track of events and movie bookings. Now you can also rely on her services to book Uber to take you to a destination, tell you of missed calls and set your PC to go to sleep when she knows you are out of the office. Edge gets some new features as well – it can now synchronize Favorites and Reading list items across multiple devices but extensions will only come in 2016. This new update also allows users to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to a clean install of Windows 10 without having to double-install the OS first. In addition users who haven’t upgraded yet will be able to activate Windows 10 by using pre-existing licenses for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
The new update is now live and it will come to you soon, given you run Windows 10.