This month sees a bumper crop of interesting announcements, despite the expected lack of Windows news at Ignite. Microsoft officially announced Windows Server 2022, Windows 10 21H1 is now available for pre-validation testing, Project Reunion reaches general availability with version 0.5, and Windows 10X is reportedly delayed until the second half of 2021. Classic Edge…
Microsoft is changing the path ahead for Windows 10X which means a new focus and Surface Neo isn’t coming anytime soon.
Microsoft announces that it will pause Windows 10 optional updates starting in May and extend security updates for some Windows 10 version 1709 SKUs to October. There are also details on new features coming to Edge, an update to Microsoft Emulator for Windows 10X, and news that Microsoft Search integration with Windows 10 is being delayed until Q4 2020. Additionally, I provide some tips on working at home.
This week, Microsoft is hosting a virtual developer conference where the company is talking in more detail about Windows 10X, foldable devices, and how it plans to support these new products. A key push for this event is to hopefully drum up interest with developers who will build applications for its foldable-future.
In January we finally said goodbye to Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Microsoft made its new Edge browser generally available, fixed a search bug in File Explorer, and started rolling out Calls in Your Phone for Windows 10 19H1 and newer.
Redmond could be looking to phase out the Microsoft Store for Business and Store for Education. Not to be confused with the consumer app that is bundled with Windows 10, the Store for Business and Store for Education allows organizations to control licensing and distribution of public Store apps and to distribute line-of-business apps that are developed in-house.