Weekend Reading: Microsoft Weekly 56 (Apr 3 – Apr 9)
How’s it going guys? Welcome to the another exciting Microsoft weekly, where we are about to go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft and its product. In this Microsoft weekly we have news about Windows 10 Creators Update, Project NEON glimpse, Windows Store, Windows 10 Redstone 3, Cortana powered speakers and more.
Windows 10 Creators Update
So, here it comes. Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update aka the Windows 10 Redstone 2 to the production ring users. The update is available via the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant. Well, officially the company will start rolling out the update next week, but the user who want to get it before everyone else gets it, can take advantage of it via Upgrade Assistant. Here take a note that the normal update will roll out gradually so you might not get it instantly.
Microsoft rolling out a major update to the Windows Store app for the Windows 10 devices for insider in fast ring. The new update bring interactive notifications, improved progress bar and any other improvements over the last preview version. They removed that old big block download process block, instead of it the new design includes the progress bar and they also added the download speed. They also added the share icon right beside the Launch/Install button for app and game listings.
More Project NEON
Mail and Calendar will get the significant improvements with the Windows 10 Redstone 3. The early look at the app shows the first glimpse of the Project NEON. The whole new Mail and Calendar app shows fluid user interface that sports smooth motions and transitions throughout all of the UI components. That Mail and Calendar switch icon moved from bottom-left corner to the top-left corner. Maybe company will merge the app.
First Redstone 3 build
Earlier this week, Microsoft released the first Windows 10 Redstone 3 build to the insider in the fast ring. Well of course, since this is the first build then of course there is no new features in this build. And they are focused on making some refinements to OneCore and doing some code refactoring and other engineering work that is necessary to make sure OneCore is optimally structured. But the build 16170 do bring couple of fixes.
Microsoft working on new Cortana powered speakers and start testing new device in a couple of weeks with the selected Cortana users in United States.
So, that’s pretty much it for this Microsoft Weekly, I hope you enjoyed it and thanks for tuning us. Stay tune to Amaziness for more update.