Tech Recap Weekly: Redstone for PC, Windows 10 Mobile delayed, OneDrive placeholders returning

First preview of Windows 10 Redstone rolls out to Insiders, Windows 10 Mobile for Windows Phone 8.1 delayed until 2016, Microsoft reportedly is bring back OneDrive placeholders, new Xbox 360 games are now playable through Xbox One, the Microsoft Band 2 gets price reduction, and more on this week on tech.

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This week on tech, Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 build 11082 to the Fast ring of updates for Insiders. This new build also represents the first preview the company is releasing as part of the next major release of Windows 10, which we know as “Redstone”. This is the first Windows 10 Redstone build, as such do not expect any new features or significant tweaks. However, the new build includes the first signs of extensions support for Microsoft Edge.

Windows 10 version 1511 received another cumulative update and so Windows 10 Mobile, which brings both versions of the operating system to build 10586.36.

According to Microsoft the cumulative update for the desktop version of Windows 10 only offers improved functionality, and the update for Windows 10 Mobile addresses a number of feedback that Microsoft received from Insiders and everyday customers.

In addition, the software giant missed the deadline to release Windows 10 Mobile update for Windows Phone 8.1 users. Now the company says that the new operating system will release in the early days of 2016.

This week, we also heard a new rumor that suggests that Microsoft is planning to bring back the OneDrive placeholders with Windows 10 Redstone, but we’re still waiting for more details.

Larry Hyrd, also known as Major Nelson, announced that Xbox One now supports 16 more Xbox 360 games through the Xbox One Backward Compatibility feature.

Microsoft updates its “Get Windows 10” app and now more aggressively pushes Windows 7 and Windows 8.x users to upgrade to Windows 10 by limiting the choices to delay the upgrade to: “Upgrade now” or “Upgrade tonight”.

Also this week, you can purchase the new Microsoft Band 2 for $199 (save $50) in the Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, and through participating stores for limited time.

Do you need a last minute gift for these Holidays? Then you can take advantage of the Microsoft Store Holiday Super Sale, which includes Surface Pro 3 from $599, up to $500 savings on new Windows 10 PCs, and much more.

This week you also learned how to use the new music playback controls included in the latest update for the Microsoft Band 2, and how to hard reset your Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL to factory default settings.

Finally, Mozilla release the first 64-bit version of Firefox for Windows, and Microsoft rolls out GroupMe web app beta to selected users. All this and more…

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