This week on PUREinfotech: Microsoft discontinues its Groove Music streaming service after eleven years and partners with Spotify to migrate existing customers. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now considered finalized starting with build 16299.15 available in the Fast ring. And the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16296 is now available in the Slow ring.
You can now start preordering Windows Mixed Reality headsets from Lenovo, HP, Dell, Acer, and soon from Samsung as well, which will be compatible with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update releasing on October 17.
Microsoft Edge comes to iOS and Android, and Microsoft updates its Arrow Launcher on Android with new features and new name, Microsoft Launcher.
Google unveils its Pixel 2 phone, and showcases a number of other products, including the new Google Home Mini and Max, Google Pixelbook laptop, Google Pixel Buds, Google Clips camera, and Daydream View VR headsets.
In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of week theme: Pumpkin Season to refresh your desktop or multi-monitor setup.
This week you also learned a number of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to delete a user profile without having to remove the user account.
If you ever need to connect a new hard drive, or you’re planning to get rid of one, you now know the steps to properly format and set up a compatible file system on the drive using PowerShell commands to start fresh or to prevent other people to get their hands onto your data.
In addition, Microsoft has an online tool to check if an application is compatible with Windows 10, and here are the steps on how to use it.
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) is just around the corner, and even though I have already written a lot of guides and shared a vast amount of information on this new version, remember that you can submit your questions about version 1709 (consumer) in the PUREinfoTech forums. (I’ll do my best to answer them all so you can be ready for the update.)