Surface Pro 4 updates Released On 18th January

Microsoft has released the following updates on 18th January,2017 for Surface Pro 4. The updates will be downloaded and installed automatically. You can also do the same manually.

Step 1: Go to Start Windows logo , and select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.
Step 2: Select Check for updates. Install any available updates.
Step 3: Select Restart now if prompted

he following updates are available for Surface Pro 4 devices:

Windows Update History Name
Device Manager Name

Microsoft – Firmware – 2.0.302.0

Surface Pro 4 Firmware Update

  • 2.0.302.0 improves keyboard stability.

Intel Corporation – HIDClass – 1.2.0.78

Intel Precise Touch Device

  • 1.2.0.78 disables touch when cover is closed.

Microsoft Driver update for Surface Integration Service Device

Surface Integration Service Device

  • 1.0.241.0 improves battery life during sleep.

Microsoft Driver update for Surface Integration

Surface Integration

  • 1.0.121.0 improves battery life during sleep.

Microsoft driver update for Surface Storage Firmware Update

Surface Pro 4 – Surface Toshiba Storage Firmware Update driver

  • 1.1.617.0 improves storage performance.

Microsoft Driver update for Surface Embedded Controller Firmware

Surface Embedded Controller Firmware

  • 103.1414.256.0 adds support for an upcoming product release.

Microsoft – System – 103.1413.258.0

Surface System Aggregator

  • 103.1413.258.0 adds support for an upcoming product release.

Microsoft – Firmware -106.1414.768.0

Surface UEFI

  • 106.1414.768.0 improves system stability.

My experience with Edge after installing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007

Excited to play with the latest  Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007.

Installation was smooth without any problem.

Here are a few lovely features in Edge browser.

Sharing your tabs:

Open Edge browser you will find Tabs you have set aside. Click on it to get all the tabs you have opened so far. You will get Share tab option.

edge-share-tabs

You can also share tabs this way:

Open Edge browser  > Click Share tab  to get this feature.

share-this-tab

Import from another browser:

Open Edge > Click three dots … or “More” option

Click Settings to get Import from another browser tab. This will allow you to you to bring your favorites, browsing history, saved passwords, and other data from another browser you have installed, in one simple step.

import

Web Notes -Full set of colors:

Open Edge.

Open any web page.

Highlight or select texts.

Tap the pen or highlighter in Web Notes, to get the  full set of Windows Ink colors. There is a slider also with which you can easily change the thickness.

webnotes

Web Page zooming:

Open Edge

Click … dots or More button

You will get Zoom option. There are minus (-) and Plus ( + ) signs to zoom out and zoom in the text sizes. Pages are now zoomable to 1000%. Waw!!!

webpage-zoom

Windows Insider Preview Build 15007

Right now I am downloading Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007.

Microsoft has released this latest build for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring on 12th January. This latest build has lots of improvements in Edge, Hello, Interestingly  Rainbow Flag Rainbow flag emoji.   is now available to the emoji font and keyboard!

You can now take a screen capture using only your keyboard. Press Alt + N, select the desired snip type and press enter – this will start the capture.Mouse scrollbar improved and so does the Cortana and many more.

You may go  through Windows Blog article to know more in details.

Picture Quality Issue of Camera App version 2016.1130.1

The Problem:

The Windows Insiders may experience a picture quality issue with Camera App version 2016.1130.1. Their pictures are slightly blue or dark.

How to fix:

Microsoft has already fixed this problem and will be flighting an update to Insiders soon.

In the meantime, there is a workaround for this issue. To ensure normal picture quality, toggle the manual mode of the Camera on. To launch manual mode, select the arrow icon on your viewfinder and switch to manual mode.

 

Microsoft’s strong reaction on rumors of Cmd’s death

Oops!!!

Unbelievable…never thought that such kind of rumour will be sprayed through the web. ComputerWorld titled “Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt”  on 6th December,2016 and its follow-up article “Follow-up: MS-DOS lives on after all“.

I found Editor’s note on  ComputerWorld titled “Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt”  After this article was published, Microsoft issued a statement clarifying that cmd.exe will not be going away after all. Read Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols’ follow-up column.

But sadly the follow-up article “Follow-up: MS-DOS lives on after all“ shows ‘Page not found’

Lets see what actually happened . After going through the above two stories Microsoft responded on 4th January,2017. Rich Turner in his article has confirmed:

The Windows Cmd / Command-Line shell is NOT being removed from Windows in the near or distant future!

The Cmd shell remains an essential part of Windows, and is used daily by millions of businesses, developers, and IT Pro’s around the world.

Actually  the confusion started from  this paragraph from the release notes for the Windows 10 Insiders build 14971

For those who prefer to use Command Prompt, you can opt out of the WIN + X change by opening Settings > Personalization > Taskbar, and turning “Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right-click the Start button or press Windows key+X” to “Off“.

Nothing dead, nothing replaced. PowerShell and Cmd are very much there.

Enjoy 🙂

 

 

KB3209835 For Windows 10 Insiders

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Build 14393.594 to Insiders in Release Preview Ring . KB3209835 cumulative update is responsible for this latest change.

I have searched in the web but failed to find any standalone KB3209835 cumulative update from Microsoft’s site. At the same time I  couldn’t find any changelogs for 14393.594.

To get updated:

Open Settings | Update & Security | Windows Update | Check for updates

If you are interested in downloading and installing the standalone CAB file (X86 & X64) then you can get it here . The step by step instructions on how to install the CAB files are also given there.

But personally I shall love to stick with default  Windows Update.