Windows 10 news recap: New updates, changelogs and more

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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.

Windows 10 installations surpass Windows XP

Windows 10 overtook the once-popular Windows XP operating system this week, which is somewhat of a milestone considering Windows XP was once the most used operating system in the world. As a comparison, Windows 8 and 8.1 did not surpass Windows XP marketshare until around 3 years into the product lifecycle.

The results should come as no surprise. Microsoft continues to very visibly push users into upgrading to Windows 10, for example recently moving the update from optional to recommended.

Microsoft launches new Windows 10 update history page with full changelogs

Microsoft also unveiled a brand new website dedicated to Windows 10 updates, introducing full changelogs that lets users know what is new and what has been changed when an update is pushed to Windows Update.

The new site will include changelogs for each new update, along with details on when the update was released and what the update was called via Windows Update. Microsoft says each update will now get full changelogs via this website, which is something many have been asking Microsoft for since Windows 10 launched last year.

Microsoft releases Windows 10 cumulative update 10586.104 for desktops

Alongside the launch of the new changelog website, Microsoft also pushed a new cumulative update for Windows 10 users that fixed a number of issues some users had been experiencing. Thanks to the new update site, we now know what exactly was fixed:

  • Fixed issues with authentication, update installation, and operating system installation.
  • Fixed issue with Microsoft Edge browser caching visited URLs while using InPrivate browsing.

  • Fixed issue that didn’t allow simultaneous install of apps from the Windows Store and updates from Windows Update.

  • Fixed issue that delayed the availability of songs added to the Groove Music app in Windows 10 Mobile.

  • Improved security in the Windows kernel.

  • Fixed security issues that could allow remote code execution when malware is run on a target system.

  • Fixed security issues in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 that could allow code from a malicious website to be installed and run on a device.

  • Fixed additional issues with the Windows UX, Windows 10 Mobile, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, and taskbar.

  • Fixed additional security issues with .NET Framework, Windows Journal, Active Directory Federation Services, NPS Radius Server, kernel-mode drivers, and WebDAV.

Microsoft has added a third Windows 10 Insider ring called ‘Release Preview’

Finally, Microsoft introduced a brand new insider ring this week that focuses on stable, production builds rather than pre-release development builds. The Release Preview ring will be home to all cumulative update builds for mobile and desktop from here onward.

As a refresher, the Slow Ring release cycle consisted of preview builds being issued to Windows 10 Insiders that wanted early access to the new features and updates beyond what was delivered to the general mass of Windows users. Similar to the Slow Ring, Fast Ring Insiders were also granted access to newer builds that held new features and updates but with the caveat that due to its speedy release, bugs and glitches could also come in tow.

There you have it this week, what was your favorite story? Let us know below.



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