Microsoft releases first major update to Windows 10

Microsoft has rolled out the first major update to Windows 10. Dubbed as ‘November update’, build 10586, the latest update is now available for PCs and tablets.


Microsoft says the new update will make Windows 10 boot 30% faster than Windows 7 PCs. Cortana has become smarter with the update and now lets you use your device’s pen to scribble a note in the Cortana Notebook. It will then recognize the phone number, email address, and even physical address to help you set reminders. In addition, Cortana can now keep track of your events and movie bookings too and will send you reminders to know where to go and get there on time. This even includes an option to book and track an Uber. Microsoft also announced that Cortana is now available in Japan, Australia, and Canada and India (in English) with features and experiences customized for each market.

Next up, the update brings improvements to Microsoft’s Edge browser with enhanced security and performance along with a deeper Cortana integration. The browser will now sync your Favorites and Reading list items across devices and also feature a new tab preview. Microsoft said that other apps for Windows 10 including Mail, Calendar, Photos, Grooove, Xbox, Store, OneNote, Solitaire, and more have also been improved. Microsoft is also including the consumer preview of its Skype integration. Skype video calling and messaging features are now built into native Windows 10 apps. Microsoft has also updated Windows 10 for business with Windows Update for Business and Windows Store for Business features.

Furthermore, the company mentioned in the blog that Windows 10 also starts rolling out to Xbox One today and select mobile phones soon. Windows 10 debuted on July 29th and more than 110 million PCs are already running the latest version. Microsoft says that you will receive the November update if you are already running Windows 10. In case you are running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you can take advantage of the free upgrade offer and receive the November update as part of your Windows 10 upgrade.

Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+