Weekend Reading: Microsoft Weekly 18 (Jul 11 – Jul 17)

Hello and welcome to the Microsoft Weekly 18 of week Jul 11. Hope you are doing great. And if not then start doing great things with Windows 10. Why? Because less then 2 week left to get free Windows 10! And after that the Anniversary update will be released on August 2. Well, In this Microsoft weekly we have number of stories from the Microsoft. They released 2 new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build, an Xbox Preview Build, Windows 10 Anniversary Update sign-off process, updated Project Islandwood, Universal Skype app updated, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book gets firmware update and more. So let’s dive right in!

Anniversary Update Sign in Process

So, Microsoft is giving final touch up to Windows 10 for Anniversary update. Microsoft officially started some internal sign-off process for Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Basically the sign-off process is a phase of development cycle where company compiles “RTM candidate” builds, and puts them through some internal tests, and whichever build comes out on top is usually deemed the “final build” or “RTM”. As we all know that the Anniversary Update have number of new features and improvements. Microsoft will start rolling out Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2 as a free update. But if you are not running Windows 10, then you need to upgrade it before July 29, 2016. Otherwise you will not get Windows 10 for free! Moving on!

Insider Preview build 14388

Earlier in this week Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14388 for insider in the Fast ring. Build 14388 have many fixes and improvements. This build is available for both PC and Mobile. Build 14388 has 44 new fixes includes improvement reliability, battery life, Narrator, accessibility and more. Find out more information about Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14388 at here.


Insider Preview build 14390

In this week Microsoft also released another Preview update for Windows 10. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14390 released for Windows 10 Insider in the Fast ring. Microsoft team adds a new extension in Edge. Amazon Assistant the official browser extension is now available for Microsoft Edge! This extension helps us to make better decisions by giving us access to Deal of the Day, Product Comparison, Wish List and Shortcuts to your favorite Amazon destinations. This build improve overall performance of Windows 10 and have few known issue. Because Windows 10 is ready for Anniversary update. Moving on!

Xbox One gets preview update

Microsoft releases another Xbox One Preview build, brings a few fixes. The latest Xbox One Preview build brought mobile payment options, and more. This build brings number of new fixes in Movies & TV app, Xbox Universal Store, Xbox Universal Store, Localization. However there are some known issues and company is working on it. This build brings Xbox One users to version rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160713-2005. If you are part of the Xbox One Preview Program then checkout the complete list of known issue and fixes at here.

Microsoft refurbish Project Islandwood

After shutting down Project Astoria Microsoft continue with it’s sister project Project Islandwood. Project Islandwood is the Windows Bridge for iOS applications. Now, the company has outlined its plans on how it wants to improve the tool for developers, with the addition of new features as well as improvements to existing ones. Company now decided to formulate a clear method to migrate UIKit-based UIs to XAML. So from now UIKit will work on top of XAML.


Microsoft’s Universal Skype app gets Interactive Notifications on Windows 10 Mobile. App will be released to everyone when the Anniversary Update drops.

Microsoft is working on improving Groove Music app on iOS and Android.

WeChat Universal Windows 10 app spotted in Windows Store.

Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 gets firmware update which prepares device for Windows 10 Anniversary Update. There is no official changelog.

So, There you have it. That’s pretty much it for the Microsoft Weekly. Tips and suggestions are welcome via contact us form or comment box. And I will see you in the next one. Happy Weekend!

Ivory Soda

I am Libertarian, otaku. In LOVE with Windows 10 and LUMIA (yeah still that one) Also writing mind boggling Science and exciting Technology on Fancy Frindle .

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