Microsoft is rollout its first major public update, dubbed as Fall Update, to Windows 10. If you been an insider, you already know most of the features and must be using it already, but if you been on the vanilla build, this update is definitely a treat for you, specially when it comes to Cortana and Microsoft Edge. Another thing which you will definitely love is the refined UI for context menu and other places.
While this update brings in lot of business features as well, Microsoft has officially posted major details about the consumer related features that made it to way along with Threshold 2.
- Performance in everyday tasks, such as boot time now nearly 30% faster than Windows 7 on the same device.
- With Cortana, you can use your device’s pen to just scribble a note in the Cortana Notebook and Cortana will recognize the phone number, email address, and even physical address to help you set reminders.
- Cortana can also now keep track of your event and movie bookings too, sending you helpful reminders to know where to go and get there on time, plus the option to book and track an Uber.
- Cortana is now available in Japan, Australia, and Canada and India (in English) with features and experiences customized for each market.
- Microsoft Edge offers improved performance and security, along with tab preview, which allows you to hover over your open tabs and get a preview of what’s on those websites without leaving the page you’re on.
- Microsoft Edge now syncs your Favorites and Reading list items across devices so you can easily get back to the content you’re interested in most.
- And, Cortana will now notify you of the best coupons** from your favorite retailers such as Staples, Macys and Best Buy when shopping in Microsoft Edge.
It is possible that if you are already on Insiders Build, the update might take a bit of time to reach you, and its mostly because of queuing issue. In that case just opt out of the insider and then the update should make its appearance. Regular users should start seeing this update anytime now.
Next Major update to Windows 10 is codenamed as Redstone. One of the feature that we expect it to bring is ability to initiate calls and full messaging app. We will keep you posted.