Tech Recap: Windows 10 build 9879 ISO, Lumia 535, Clutter

Windows 10 Tech Preview on this week Tech Recap

This week on tech, Microsoft released Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879, which brings File Explorer, apps, and Lock screen improvements, and it’s the first release to include parts of Cortana and for the Continuum feature.

Microsoft also announced that it’ll be making available the ISO files for each release of the Windows 10 preview starting with build 9879, but they will be available in the slow ring of the Windows Insider Program. This means that until then, you’ll have to download the enterprise version of the preview, if you want to do a clean install.

This week I also created a hands-on video detailing all the new feature for Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879.

Now you can also download for free the Windows 8.1 installation files from Microsoft’s servers without the need of a product key to perform a clean install or to recover your system.

Microsoft announced the Lumia 535, the first phone that drops the Nokia branding in favor of the Microsoft branding. It’s a low-cost phone aimed for growing markets. The company also starts testing the “Work & Play Bundle” a new deal that packs for key Microsoft’s services.

For those running Windows Phone 8 you should be happy to know that Microsoft promised that every phone will support the upcoming Windows 10 operating system.

Clutter feature for Office 365 gets announced for paying customers and it’s a new feature that uses machine learning to keep your inbox clean and organized.

Yes, Windows 95 runs on your iPhone 6 Plus.

Another wave of updates released this week addressing 33 vulnerabilities in Windows and several of Microsoft products. So, it’s time to update!

Cortana is one step closer to be become a cross-platform product, Microsoft is expected to release its digital assistant for iOS and Android in a near future. And the software giant starts rolling out Skype for Web (beta) a new version of Skype that doesn’t require software installation and it just works on any browser.

Finally, if you ever get annoyed by the flashing icon in the taskbar, when attention to a program is require, well… This week you learned how to disable it. All this and more…

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.