This week on tech, Microsoft rolls out a new preview of Windows 10 (build 10547) to the Fast ring of updates bringing significant changes and improvements to the operating system, such as allowing more tiles to be grouped on the Start menu, Tablet mode tweaks when using Task View, the ability to disable the sign-in background picture in the Lock screen, and various new options in the Settings app.
Additionally, the company published the full list of known issues with Windows 10 build 10547, which surprisingly they are all minor issues, compare to previous builds.
Alongside the new build, Microsoft pushed a new important update for the Outlook Mail and Calendar apps, which includes several new improvements, such as better management for multiple accounts, personalization settings, and more.
The Xbox app on Windows 10 got updated as well with a bunch of new tweaks and improvements. The company also announced the Xbox Beta app that will allow interested users to test and provide feedback to Microsoft on future updates of the Xbox app.
The software giant began sending invitations to participate on the testing program of Windows 10 on Xbox One and also began rolling the upgrade to the participants. Of course, because this version of Windows is still on the early days, Microsoft published a vast list of known issues for the preview.
Early this week, Windows 10 Mobile build 10536 released to Insiders with a number of improvements and changes that bring the phone operating system closer to completion. In addition, the software maker noted that those wanting to test the new build will need to spend a little more time and work during the installation process. Also, the new build comes with a list of known issues.
Before, Microsoft pushed the new build for PCs, Windows 10 build 10537 leaked onto the web unveiling a number of changes that now appeared in build 10547. (The video still relevant, so don’t forget to check it out.)
Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 rolled out early this week bringing a new Start menu and improvements to the Lock screen for those users on Surface RT, Surface 2, or Nokia Lumia 2520. This is the last significant update Windows RT is going to receive as Microsoft has already abandoned the project.
Cortana for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 got updated as well and now the assistant will provide offer coupon alerts as you shop online with the new web browser.
Microsoft began sending invites to media outlets to participate of the Windows 10 devices press event on October 6. The company plans to unveil a number of new hardware including the Surface Pro 4, new Lumia phones, Microsoft Band 2, and more. And yes! The press event will have a live stream on the internet. (Don’t forget to check out the details to when and where to watch the live stream.)
If you like the Windows ninja cat wallpapers, you’re going to like the new ninja cat riding King Kong wallpaper that Microsoft made available this week.
Finally, this week I added a new Windows 10 tips that will help you to uninstall those default built-in app on Windows 10, which you don’t use, and you also learned how download and set Xbox one achievement arts as your Windows 10 background. All this and more…
- Windows 10 build 10547 known issues
- Windows 10 build 10547 now ready for download with significant changes
- Xbox app on Windows 10 updated, ‘Xbox Beta’ with preview features coming soon
- Outlook Mail and Calendar updated with dark theme and UI changes on Windows 10
- Windows 10 for Xbox One preview known issues
- How to set Xbox One achievement art as Windows 10 Desktop or Lock screen background
- Windows 10 for Xbox One preview invites rolling out Sept. 16, at 6PM PT
- Cortana now offers coupon alerts within Microsoft Edge
- Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 (KB3033055) ready for download featuring new Start menu
- Windows 10 build 10537: Hands-on with animations, new privacy settings, Edge changes (video)
- Windows 10 Mobile build 10536 known issues
- Windows 10 Mobile build 10536.1004 ready for download with special install instructions
- Download the latest Windows ninja cat riding King Kong wallpaper
- How to watch the Windows 10 devices press event on October 6th
- Microsoft launching new Surface Pro 4, Lumia phones, and Band 2 on October 6th
- How to uninstall default built-in apps in Windows 10