Windows 10 news recap: Edge improvements, build 14267, and more

Welcome back to our weekly Windows 10 news recap, in which we recap the top news stories regarding Windows 10 for the week. Let’s dive straight in.

This past week, we learned that one of the largest enterprises anywhere, the US Department of Defense (DoD), is planning to deploy Windows 10. From laptops to desktops, and even mobile devices, the Secretary of Defense has directed all DoD agencies to begin a rapid deployment of Microsoft’s Windows 10 on devices throughout their organizations.

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Redstone build 14267 to participants of the fast ring, adding easier music search in Cortana, Favorite Bar improvements in Edge, the ability to clear Edge browsing history automatically, download prompts in Edge, and improvements to Messaging + Skype. You can watch us go hands-on with the build below.

In the past, teachers and students running Windows 10 Education Edition were excluded from the Windows Insider program. Windows 10 Education is a version of Microsoft’s newest OS that’s available exclusively through the company’s volume licensing program and is also available to students in schools that participate in Microsoft’s DreamSpark program. Those on this edition of Windows 10 can now opt to receive preview builds.

The folks over at King (the same people who made Candy Crush) have released a new game for Windows 10 called Papa Pear Saga and it’s a Universal Windows 10 app. Check it out if you haven’t already.

Huawei is looking to take on the Microsoft Surface with their own 12-inch Matebook, running Windows 10. Not to be outdone, Alcatel has also unveiled their first 10-inch Windows 10 tablet called Plus 10.

Stay tuned for another exciting week of Windows 10 news. As always, you can bookmark our dedicated Windows 10 page for all the latest news.

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