Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16184 for PC

I have downloaded and installed Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16184.

  • First thing I noticed People icon on my Taskbar
  • Waw! I can now pin the contacts with whom I often contact (currently limited to 3 people)
  • I can select the app (Skype, Mail and People app) for chatting

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[Contact syncing is enabled by default following system settings in versions 11.13+ of Skype. If you have an older version of Skype you will need to manually enable contact syncing via the Skype app settings.]

I have linked my Gmail account with Windows 10 mail

But in this build one very important feature Recovery PC won’t work. You may also get “Some settings are managed by your organization” message in Windows Update.

  • Double-clicking on the Windows Defender icon in the notification area does not open Windows Defender. Right-clicking on the icon and choosing open will open Windows Defender.

My feedback: It always opens normally. May be I am lucky 😛

 

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Surface Pro 4 25th April,2017 update

 

You will get the following updates automatically via Windows Update. But you may try the same manually also:

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

April 25,2017 release

The following updates are available for Surface Pro 4 devices that have the Windows 10 Creators Update installed:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Intel(R) Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller

Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology(Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller in System devices

  • 09.21.00.2102 improve video playback on installed apps while offline.

Intel(R) Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED

Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED in System devices

  • 09.21.00.2102 improve video playback on installed apps while offline.

Surface Pro 3 Firmware April,2017 Released

 

April 20 release

You can get the following update either via Windows Update automatically or You can also install updates manually:

Step 1: Go to Start Windows logo, and select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.
Step 2: Select Check for updates. If updates are available, they will install automatically.
Step 3: You may need to restart your Surface after the updates have installed.

 

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro 3 devices:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Surface Firmware 38.12.70.0

Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware

  • 38.12.70.0 improves system stability and performance when you change between power states.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16179

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16179 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and  Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 15205 to Insiders in the Fast ring.

What’s New in Build 16179 For PC

Revert VM: Continuing our theme of simplifying Hyper-V for developers on Windows 10 , introducing automatic checkpoints so that you’ll always be able to undo a mistake in your virtual machine – you can now always revert to the last time you started a virtual machine.

Introducing Power Throttling*: You may remember some of the power experiments we did back in January with Build 15002. Power Throttling was one of those experiments, and showed to have up to 11% savings in CPU power consumption for some of the most strenuous use cases. So, we are turning this on for everyone starting with last week’s build. Check out our complete blog post on this for more details!

*Power throttling is a temporary working name for this feature and may change before the release of the next Windows 10 update.

Details here:

Windows Blog

 

f.lux Beta way better than Windows 10 Night Light

Microsoft’s Night Light icon is not available in Taskbar but f.lux beta icon sits nicely in Taskbar. Very handy feature.

Microsoft’s Night Light feature is not location enabled. So you need to set it either Sunset to Sunrise or, you have to schedule the timings.

On the other hand f.lux gets all the information via location. It can detect if the Sun has really set, can detect how long ago it has set and when it will rise. It shows the exact latitude and longitude -it gets this information via default geo-location (if enabled) also when you put zip or PIN code during configuration. You can set your earliest wake time.

Plenty of features and options are there. If you click the three lines you will find those -eg. backwards alarm clock, wider slider ranges ,usage of hot keys, three mode transitions-slow, medium and very fast. You can also adjust connected lighting. There are movie mode and dark room modes also.

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Download f.lux beta