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Windows 10 Redstone 5 has been in development since February and there still hasn’t been a single ISO for the Insiders who want a clean installation. Brandon LeBlanc, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft for the Windows Insider Program Team says that Windows 10 Redstone 6 ISOs are planned and the first ISO image will be published with the next Slow Ring build. Earlier this month, the software giant released the first Windows 10 Redstone 5 build to Slow Ring Insiders, more than two months after releasing the April 2018 Update to the public. It appears that the Redmond-based tech giant is planning to release a new slow ring build along with ISO files. It’s indeed a good news for the Insiders, developers and everyone else who is planning to clean install Redstone 5 update on the secondary device or virtual min to test new features. We'll keep this updated on OUR FORUM.

Rumour has it that Microsoft has pushed back Surface Andromeda, the company’s ambitious project whose purpose is to create a new category of 2-in-1s and help expand the Surface brand to a new direction. There’s a chance that this delay is just a temporary decision, as the company could still launch the device next year. With the launch postponed at least until the spring of 2019, many criticized Microsoft for giving up on a project that was never announced. Microsoft’s Andromeda has the potential to succeed but there are many reasons that convinced the software giant to hold the release of the rumored foldable device. A new report claims that Microsoft hasn’t canceled the long-rumored and highly anticipated “Andromeda”. The report adds that the Redmond-based tech giant remains fully committed to foldable Windows 10 and the project is here to stay. Microsoft is sending it back to the labs to re-work on both software and hardware. Microsoft would re-work on the two most important aspects of the device to find an appealing reason. Follow this thread on OUR FORUM.

Microsoft is today rolling out new cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows operating system. The company earlier today released new updates for Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 computers. The software giant is also rolling out a new update for Windows 10 Mobile devices. The latest cumulative update for Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update (feature2) comes with unknown changes and general bug fixes. It advances Windows 10 Mobile operating system to Build 15254.490. Microsoft hasn’t published the changelog of Windows 10 Mobile Build 15254.490 yet but it appears that with today’s patch, the software giant is shipping security updates to Microsoft Edge, Windows apps and Windows graphics on mobile devices. We assume that the build 15254.490 for Windows 10 Mobile comes with general bug fixes and it improves the overall performance. Last year Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Windows, Joe Belfiore, said in a series of tweets that Windows 10 Mobile is no longer the company’s focus but it’ll continue to receive security updates once a month. Check it out at OUR FORUM.

A couple of months back we reported that Microsoft might be working on a low-cost Surface tablet. The company yesterday teased a new product which finally made its way today. Announced by Surface Chief Product Officer, Panos Panay, Surface Go is an affordable tablet aimed at Schools and educators. The tablet is priced at $399 and it offers a 10” display with 3:2 aspect ratio. Under the hood is a 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y with 4 GB and 8 GB RAM options. The device offers a fanless design and a nine-hour battery life. Microsoft has also added USB Type-C for connectivity. Surface Go comes with 64GB eMMC and 128GB or 256GB SSD storage options. Microsoft has also added SD Card support for expansion which supports cards up to 1 TB. Other specs include a 5MP front-facing camera with Windows Hello and an 8MP rear auto-focus camera. Surface Go will support Dolby Audio Premium as well as the Surface Pen. Microsoft hasn’t commented on the Surface Dial support though. Surface Go will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow in 35 countries. The device will be shipped starting August 2. Microsoft has also confirmed that an LTE model will be coming later this year. The Microsoft Surface Go will cost customers $399 excluding Keyboard which will be priced at $99 or $129 (Alcantara). Overall, Surface Go looks solid on paper and offers decent specs for an affordable tablet. We will be able to comment more on the device once it hits the shelves on August 2. Meanwhile, you can head to the comments section below and let us know your thoughts on the device. Follow this and more on the new Surface Go on OUR FORUM.

As Windows 10 approaches its third birthday, it's maturing steadily. A worldwide installed base of more than 700 million active users is impressive, but what will it take to convince Windows 7 users to switch? Here's my report card. Microsoft released Windows 10 three years ago this month. That three-year anniversary used to be a very big deal for Microsoft's OEM partners and for its corporate customers running Windows, because it signaled the expected arrival of a new Windows version. With Windows 10, that calendar is no longer relevant. Instead of a "big bang" release every three years, Microsoft has been trickling out new features for its flagship desktop operating system, releasing a total of five feature updates in the past three years. The most recent release, the April 2018 Update, might not seem like that big of an upgrade compared to the version that came out a mere six months earlier. But compare it to the original Windows 10 release from July 2015 and the contrast is striking. The Windows 10 you see today is the equivalent of one of those big-bang releases, and perhaps even more impressive because Microsoft's customers have been able to provide real-time feedback as new features have evolved in the intervening three years. Read the full report on OUR FORUM.

The flagship will sell all Surface products, Xbox consoles, and gaming accessories. Microsoft opened a flagship store in Taipei on July 6, showcasing its Surface range and as part of Microsoft's strategy to target Taiwanese consumers, reported CNA. The flagship store will also sell Microsoft's range of gaming products and is the U.S. company's 14th flagship store. The Xinyi District (信義區) store reflects Microsoft's targeting of the Taiwan market and is set to cater to Taiwanese consumers according to Chang Chia-hao (張家豪), a Senior Product Marketing Associate. Microsoft recently expanded its Surface range of personal computers and the flagship will allow these new products to be available to Taiwanese consumers in the shortest possible time, according to Chang. The flagship store will be the platform through which new Microsoft products will be brought to Taiwan, Chang added. Microsoft's Surface range has become popular in Taiwan, with sales increasing by between 10 and 20 percent every year since the product launched five years ago according to Hsueh Wei-hung, deputy head of Microsoft's Consumer Channel Group. Further details are posted on OUR FORUM.

 

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