Microsoft has released the first preview build of the forthcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update, announced at last week's
"Microsoft is also encouraging its OEM partners to get on board with Windows 10 Mobile, and Microsoft's retrenching means the company does not have to compete with those same manufacturers", said the report pointing out the new Microsoft strategy for Surface phones. We'll update this article with the embedded video once Microsoft makes it publicly available. Map directions can also be shared across devices thanks to the updated Cortana assistant.
Before we dive into what new features are there, let us understand what Microsoft's motive behind cross device features is for Cortana. We have number of new features in build 14316.
Windows 10's new dark mode. There's always been a strong danger that developers won't bother making Edge extensions if not many people are using the browser, but many people won't use the browser if it doesn't offer extensions.
Based on the looping animation, the remodel brings the All Apps list to the forefront, stowing the Settings and Account functions in a navigation drawer.
Updated the Windows Update notification after updates have been installed so now clicking on the notification will take you straight to your update history.
If you think about it, that makes sense - especially in the context of "Surface" branding. Users can also specify the hours when they are active on their machines.
Few weeks ago Microsoft added ability to add extension in Edge.
"Today, we're breaking down one of those barriers by enabling you to access navigation details across devices through Cortana".
The top half of the Pen settings page.
Another new feature is in virtual desktop.
Some apps notifications may only show the icon - however, the full text of the notification will be visible within Action Center. In line with that, Microsoft is set to launch a new platform to assist its users, particularly the job seekers.
Use Windows-I to open the Settings application. Rather than just being an endless feed of chronological notifications, the Action Center will now default to only show 3 notifications per app at a time, with the rest visible from a collapsible menu.