Get SDK Insider Preview – Build 17035

Please note, this Windows SDK Insider Preview is only supported on the Windows 10 Insider Preview operating system. Installation on an operating system that is not a Windows 10 Insider Preview build of Windows 10 is not supported and may fail.

The Preview SDK can be downloaded from developer section on Windows Insider.

 

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Shop Surface Hardware from Store

      Now you can buy  Surface accessories, Mixed Reality headsets, and other devices and hardware from Store.

       Steps to follow:      

Navigate to http://aka.ms/ShopSurfaceOnWin10

Check out the product details page of products by clicking the links below

Note the content displayed and the ease of viewing content.

If available, select pre-order or buy now button to launch checkout page (You won’t be charged until you place order on checkout page)

If available, try adding additional products in the “Frequently bought together” page

Enter your payment and shipping information, and take note of the ease of entering your information. (You won’t be charged until select place order button)

If you want your credit card or payment method to be charged, select place order button.

This feature is available on Windows 10 PCs running version 11709.1001.7 or newer version of the Store app.Currently only available for U.S., U.K. and Australia markets, and looking to expand to more markets soon.

 

November 2, 2017—KB4049370 (OS Build 15063.675)

This release is intended for Microsoft Surface Laptop audiences only. This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Addressed issue where after installing KB4038788, some Microsoft Surface Laptops boot to a black screen. Additionally, you must press the power button for a long time to recover.

Known issues in this update

Symptom Workaround
Installing KB4034674 may change Czech and Arabic languages to English for Microsoft Edge and other applications. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
Installing this update may cause applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) to fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is, “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)”.

Download and install the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable, and then modify the DB connection strings in Microsoft Excel to use ACE as a provider. Example: Change Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 to Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications that use JavaScript and asm.js may stop working after installing KB4041676.

Uninstall the application. Once this is complete, reinstall it.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Even after successfully installing the update and rebooting, you may see the message “Update needs a restart” in the Control Panel UI.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

How to get this update

 

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

How to block Microsoft Store using Group Policy

These policies are applicable to users of the Enterprise and Education editions only.Not supported on Windows 10 Pro, starting with version 1511. For more info, see Knowledge Base article #3135657.

  1. Type gpedit in the Start search box.
  2. In the console tree of the snap-in, click Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates , click Windows Components, and then click Store.
  3. In the Setting pane, click Turn off Store application, and then click Edit policy setting.
  4. On the Turn off Store application setting page, click Enabled, and then click OK

How to get rid of “Organize Your World” in Outlook

When you will open Outlook in Windows 10 you will find the following blue banner “Organize Your World”

https://i.stack.imgur.com/tJ3BH.jpg

This is really annoying and as it is controlled by a Manifest stored on Microsoft’s servers so as such we can’t control it.

But there is a workaround.

1. Right click on a blank space of your desktop.

2. Select  New > Shortcut.

3. In the blank box type the following:

https://outlook.live.com/owa/?nlp=1

4. Give a name to the shortcut.

5. Click Finish.

6. Now this shortcut will open in your default web browser and take you directly to your. webmail

7. If you have more than one browser, you can also just type or paste: https://outlook.live.com/owa/?nlp=1 into its address bar then press Enter

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17025

New Features:

Ease of Access

This build adds Ease of Access to the Settings menu making things much easier as far as Display,Magnifier,High Contrast,Color Filters,Narrator, Closed Captions etc are concerned.

Ease of access

Startup Settings:

Microsoft has updated the Advanced options under Settings > Apps & Features so that UWP apps that are configured to run at startup will now have a new option to see all available tasks specified by the app developer and their status will now have a new option to see all available tasks specified by the app developer and their status.

New Fonts:

Microsoft Yahei is the font we use to display Windows UI text in the Chinese (Simplified) language.

ms y

More here