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Windows 10 news recap: October 2 event taking place in New York City, Telegram adds new Passport feature to Windows Phone, and more

Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Microsoft sends outs press invites for October 2 event in New York City

It’s that time of the year again. Microsoft has begun sending out press invites for an event taking place on 2nd October in New York City. We expect to see new Surface devices at the event but won’t hold our breath on a smartphone device.

SMS integration goes live in Windows 10 Your Phone app if you have an Android phone

Microsoft has released SMS integration on the Your Phone app in Windows 10. Android users can now send and receive text messages on Windows 10 after connecting their phone with the Your Phone app, which requires the “Microsoft Apps” app.

Telegram app picks up new Passport feature and better security on Windows Phone

Windows Phone users can now enjoy better support in Telegram’s Passport for different documents, such as translated files. There’s also improved security through a change in the hashing algorithm. Below is the changelog for version 3.3:

  • Telegram Passport now supports more types of data including translated versions of documents.
  • Improved password hashing algorithm to better protect Telegram Passport data.

Telegram Messenger on Windows Phone

Microsoft backtracks and extends support cycle for Office, Windows 7 and Windows 10

The support cycle has been extended for businesses using Office, Windows 7 and Windows 10. This backtracks from changes announced in February. Microsoft says it is to help them “shift to a modern desktop”.

The below table outlines the new support cycle:

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!

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