Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap. We are continuing the trend of our weekly “Windows 10 news recap” series where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.
Microsoft officially announces Windows 10 Creators Update
The Windows 10 Creators Update is finally here for those not in the Windows Insider program, as it has been rolling out to PCs worldwide this week. Whiile not everyone will get it immediately, it is rolling out and most people should have it over the coming weeks.
Microsoft to end support for Windows 10 Version 1507 on May 9th
The original version of Windows 10, known as version 1507, is reaching the end of its support period on May 9th. This means it will not receive any further security updates and users are urged to upgrade to a newer version of Windows 10, such as the Anniversary Update or the Creators Update. Microsoft explains the support model in a statement:
Since the initial release of Windows 10 in July 2015, Microsoft has released two additional feature updates that build upon each other, delivering the newest features and more comprehensive security. Windows 10 was designed as a service, whereby feature updates are required a few times a year. For most consumers, both quality and feature updates are delivered automatically according to their Windows Update settings. By policy, devices need to install the latest feature update within a 60-day grace period of its release to continue to be eligible for monthly servicing with security updates and other quality updates. We extended this grace period for version 1507 beyond this typical 60-day policy, but the time has now come to end servicing for version 1507.
Xbox Insider Hub coming to Windows 10 PCs through the Windows Store soon
Much like the Feedback Hub, the Xbox Insider Hub is a place to provide Microsoft with feedback. The company now looks to be allowing users to use the Xbox Insider Hub on Windows 10 PCs in the near future, which could make it easier to type out problem reports, rather than having to use the Xbox controller.
Edge in Windows 10 Creators Update beats Chrome, Firefox in battery life, again
In yet another battle of the browsers, the battery life is the talking point. According to a new test, Microsoft Edge beats the other top browsers when it comes to battery life, when up against Chrome and Firefox.
That's it for this week - we'll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!