Weekend Reading: Microsoft Weekly 62 (May 15 – May 21)

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 new insider preview build, Surface Pro, new settings cog, Bing reward app and more. So here we go!

Windows 10 build 16199 for PC + build 15215 for Mobile

Microsoft released windows 10 insider preview build 16199 for insider in fast ring. It bring massive enhancement in the My People feature. Whenever you receive an emoji from your pinned contact it will appear and animate right from the taskbar. You can now share files with your pinned contact by drag and drop. Furthermore the update also bring improvements in Cortana, Settings app and Windows Game bar. Build 15215 for mobile device doesn’t bring anything special.

Surface Pro

There are reports which stats that Microsoft to launch successor of Surface Pro 4 named Surface Pro. New Surface Pro looks very similar to the Surface Pro 4 with most of its upgrades likely happening under the hood. Just like Surface Laptop it will also be available in multi-color. Though, there is nothing to share about specification and hardware. Company will reveal the hardware and it’s specification on Monday in Shanghai event.


Settings Cog

With the announcement of build 16199 and mobile build 15215 Microsoft accidentally included an image from the internal build which reveal an interesting “Settings cog” icon on the taskbar. The new Settings Cog will invoke the Fly out which contain some Quick Action. It also include additional toggles and options such as brightness slider and more. So, including Quick Action in Settings Cog means they will remove it from the Action Center and redesign it.


Bing Rewards app

Earlier this week, Microsoft discontinued the Bing rewards app. The Bing Rewards app allows users to manage their account, earn and redeem credits, enter any sweepstakes and find different ways to earn every day. Take a note that the user will able to use the app and they also redeem rewards and all, but the app will no more gets any update.  Bing Rewards is only available for the US (recently in UK) region so of course very small community using this app.

So, that’s pretty much all 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!

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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