A few days ago, Microsoft’s November updates were rolled out for “Surface Book” and “Surface Pro 4.” Yesterday, the company announced its first major update for the latest operating system, “Windows 10,” and was made available immediately. Here are the details:
Windows 10 is run on more than 110 million machines and each will be offered the update. While making the announcement on the dedicated Windows blog, Microsoft wrote, “With this update, there are improvements in all aspects of the platform and experience, including thousands of partners updating their device drivers and applications for great Windows 10 compatibility. Windows 10 also starts rolling out to Xbox One today and select mobile phones soon.”
Listed below are three changes you should know about:
1. As per the blog post, updated Windows will improve the performance of daily tasks. For e.g., boot time will now be 30% faster than Windows 7.
2. Cortana has been improved. With the help of your device’s stylus, you can now scribble a note and Cortana will recognize the email address, physical address and the phone number that will help you with setting up reminders. It will also give you an option to book as well as track an Uber.
3. Microsoft Edge gets a tab preview allowing you to understand what the sites in the open tabs are all about without having to leave your current tab. The new Microsoft Edge will let you sync Reading list and Favorites across the devices.
The blog post also mentioned that the Windows 10 update has made improvements to “Mail, Calendar, Photos, Groove, Xbox, Store, OneNote, Solitaire, and more!”
Microsoft will update your Windows 10 system automatically, but in case you do not receive the update, you may do it manually. Here is how to check if your device is available for automatic updates. Go to Start, then Settings. Now go to Update & Security, click on Windows Update and then Advanced Options. Here you will know if your machine is getting automatic updates.