Welcome back to our weekly “Windows 10 news recap” series where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s latest operating system. Let’s get started.
Anniversary Update is coming on August 2nd
For those unaware, the Anniversary Update will be rolling out to those on Windows 10 PCs on August 2nd.
Steam gamers are increasingly using Windows 10 and non-gamers are also using Windows 10
The latest Steam Hardware and Software survey shows that Windows 10 is continuing to be the favourable operating system amongst Steam gamers, with the OS having continual usage growth. Net Market Share also reports that usage has grown and continues to do so.
Windows 10 is more accessible than ever
The Anniversary Update will soon be upon us, and with it will come a variety of improvements to accessibility in Windows 10. Microsoft offered a rundown of the overhauling changes that they have made to accessibility.
Full-screen prompt begins showing for Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10
Microsoft is continuing to push the free Windows 10 upgrade offer, with there being less than a month until it ends. Users on Windows 7 and 8.1 will now begin receiving full-screen prompts to make the upgrade.
Dell says Windows 2-in-1s are the future, and ditches pure tablets
Dell has spoken up and stated that Windows 2-in-1s are the future, and that is where it will be focusing its commercial product offering from now on, as it moves away from pure tablets that the likes of Android offers.
Windows 10 brings extensive security improvements
Microsoft has detailed the security steps taken in Windows 10, and why upgrading to Windows 10 will make your PC more secure.
Could a subscription-based service be coming to Windows?
A recent file was discovered in Windows 10 that lead people to believe Microsoft would move Windows to a subscription-based service, however, this appears not to be the case.
The highly anticipated ‘Messaging Everywhere’ feature will not arrive in the Anniversary Update
Microsoft has again decided to mix things up and change how Skype and Messaging Everywhere will work. Due to this, Messaging Everywhere will not arrive in the Anniversary Update.
Microsoft is changing the “confusing” Windows 10 upgrade prompt
After receiving criticism for the upgrade prompt being “confusing”, Microsoft is now beginning to change the prompt to make it easier for users to use.
A woman sues Microsoft over the Windows 10 upgrade… and wins
A woman who’s business PC that was apparently forcibly upgraded to Windows 10 decided to sue Microsoft and won $10,000 after Microsoft decided it would save money if they didn’t appeal.
Elsewhere, there have been several apps and programs updated, as well as a couple new releases:
- LG brings VPInput to Windows 10, to control your LG smartphone from your Windows 10 PC
- Microsoft releases Office Delve preview for Windows 10
- Slack Beta for Windows 10 receives an update to fix issues when resuming from sleep, amongst other fixes
- Todoist releases an update for its app on Windows 10 to bring more features for business users
- Football Addicts bring Forza Football to Windows 10
- Shorten URLs effortlessly with Short.y for Windows 10
We’ve taken a deeper look into Windows 10 and shown how to get the most out of it, take a look:
- A closer look at the Windows 10 Anniversary Update: the most secure Windows ever
- A closer look at the Windows 10 Anniversary Update: the Xbox connection
- A closer look at the Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Microsoft Edge
- A closer look at the Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Cortana
That’s all for now!