Microsoft won’t deliver a Windows 8.1 ‘Update 2’ only monthly updates

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Microsoft clarifies that it won’t deliver a Windows 8.1 “Update 2” as previous rumors suggested, instead the company will use its monthly Patch Tuesday to push new changes and features in addition to regular security patches and bug fixes for the operating system and other products.

For the month of August, Microsoft is planning to release the following updates for Windows 8.1 users:

  • Precision touchpad improvements – three new end-user settings have been added: Leave touch pad on when a mouse is connected; allow right-clicks on the touchpad; double-tap and drag.
  • Miracast Receive – exposes a set of Wi-Fi direct APIs for Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) drivers or OEM drivers to develop Windows 32-bit applications that run on all supported x86-based or x64-based versions of Windows 8.1, enabling the computer as a Miracast receiver.
  • Minimizing login prompts for SharePoint Online – reduces the number of prompts with federated use in accessing SharePoint Online sites. If you select the “Keep me signed in” check box when you log on for the first time, you will not see prompts for successive access to that SharePoint Online site.

So basically nothing is different to what we already knew. The only thing different is that Microsoft won’t be using the “Update 2” for the next or future updates. It all will just be part of Patch Tuesday, similar to the Xbox One updates.

Source Microsoft