Weekend Reading: Microsoft Weekly 60 (May 1 – May 7)
Welcome back to 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 S, Surface Laptop, an insider preview build, more project NEON effects in apps and more. Let’s dive right in!
Windows 10 S
Earlier this week at the #MicrosoftEDU event Microsoft announced a new special version of Windows 10. The Windows 10 S. Windows 10 S is specially designed for the students and partners will soon bring Windows 10 S devices starting from $189. Microsoft’s Windows 10 S is the company’s take on the Chromebooks. This will allow the OEMs to build cheap laptops which could offer good performance and only apps can be installed through Windows Store.
At the same event, Microsoft introduced the first Windows 10 S device under surface brand. Surface Laptop. The Surface Laptop is aimed at “higher-education” students and professionals. The Surface Laptop will be available in the 4 different colors. And it is the first Surface device which will be available in multiple colors those are Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Graphite Gold. The device is 14.41 mm thick and weighs around 2.6 pound with a 13.4 inch Pixel Sense display with 3:2 aspect ratio. The Surface Laptop starts at $999 for the base i5 processor 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD.
Build 16188 for PC & Build 15210 for mobile
Microsoft released the a new Windows Insider preview build for both PC and mobile. Talking about the PC then build 16188 bring couple of new features and enhancement over the last public preview build. They introduced a new settings section for Cortana in the Settings app. Additionally we can now draw on the PDF via Microsoft Edge. And build 16188 also bring the Windows Defender Application Guard which was announced back in September.
More Project NEON effects
Along with the Groove Music and Movies and TV app, Microsoft now bringing the Project NEON effect to other apps too. The Windows Calculator, People, Paint 3D, Voice recorder now gets the glimpse of the project NEON. Though this is not just the final design they will improve it in upcoming update. In case if you don’t know then the Project NEON is company’s next design language which will arrive with Windows 10 Redstone 3.
So, that’s it for this Microsoft Weekly. Stay tune to Amaziness for more update. Thanks for joining us. And I will see you in the next one. B.. Bye!