Surface Book October Update

The following updates are available for all Surface Book devices running Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803 or greater:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Intel(R) – Media – 10.25.0.10 Intel(R) Display Audio – Sound, video, and game controllers

  • 10.25.0.10 resolves battery consumption issue associated with Windows 10 October update (version 1809).

Surface updates are released in stages – not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but it’ll be delivered to all devices. If you haven’t received an update, see Install Surface and Windows updates.

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Surface Pro 4 October 2018 updates

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro 4 devices running Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803 or greater:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Intel(R) – Media – 10.25.0.10 Intel(R) Display Audio – Sound, video, and game controllers

  • 10.25.0.10 resolves battery consumption issue associated with Windows 10 October update (version 1809).

Surface updates are released in stages – not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but it’ll be delivered to all devices. If you haven’t received an update, see Install Surface and Windows updates.

 

Windows 10:Your phone app

Introduction:
Linking your phone to PC helps you to start a task on one of your devices and continue it on another.Your Phone app ( 1.0.12674.0) is preinstalled in Windows 10 version 1809 or,October 2018 Update and it’s available to download in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803).

What do you do with Your phone app?
  • See recent photos from your Android phone on your PC.
  • View and send text messages from your PC to other Android phones
Conditions:
  • Your PC must be running Windows 10 version 1803 and later. If you running version 1803 then you have to download Your phone app from Microsoft Store. If you are running Windows 10 version 1809 then there is no need to download the app as it comes preinstalled.
  • To view Windows version running, press W+R keys together and in the Run menu type Winver and press the Enter key.
  • Your Android phone must be running Nougat (Android 7.0) or later.To view Android version of your phone open Settings > About Phone > Software information > Android version.
  • The WIFI connection must be enabled, both for PC as well as for Android phone.
 
How to install:
On Desktop PC 

1. Click on Your phone app on your PC.
2. Sign in with your Microsoft User account.
3. Click Link phone.
4.Put your mobile number in the given box with correct country code.
5. A text message will be sent to your mobile phone.
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 


On Mobile Phone :

1. Open Message on your phone.
2. You will find the message ‘Install this app and sign in to link phone and pc’ followed by a link.
3. Click on the given link.
4. The link will take you to Google play store where Your Phone Companion app from Microsoft is waiting for installation.
5. Click on Install tab.
6. The app will get start installing.
7.Click Open tab to open the app.
8. You will get a pop up message Microsoft Apps is now called Your Phone Companion.
9. It will be followed by another pop up message Your Phone and PC are linked.
10. Allow Your Phone Companion to access photos, media and files on your device.
 



Viewing photos:

  • Take a snap on your phone.
  • Now open camera of your Android mobile and take a picture.
  • Open Your phone app on your PC.
  • Click Photos on the left side of the Your Phone app.
  • You will be able to view all the recent pictures of Android phone on your PC.
  • To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, your 25 most recent photos and screenshots from your phone are shown on PC.
Viewing and texting messages:
  • On your PC, select Messages on the left side of the Your Phone app.
  • You will see all the messages of your phone on PC.
  • If you like to compose a message click New message.
  • Select the person’s phone number and enter the message and finally click send.
  • SMS,MMS are supported. But you cannot attach any media eg. photos or videos. The Your Phone app does not support messages sent via RCS (Rich Communication Services). To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the text messages that you’ve received or sent within the last 30 days are shown.
See Also:
Linking your phone and PC help  

What’s new in Windows 10, version 1809 for IT Pros  

The above article of mine was first published in Microsoft TechNet WiKi

KB4464330

KB4464330 released by Microsoft on October 9th,2018,version OS Build 17763.55.

Improvements and fixes:

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

Addresses an issue where an incorrect timing calculation may prematurely delete user profiles on devices subject to the “Delete user profiles older than a specified number of day” group policy.
Security updates to Windows Kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Linux, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows MSXML, the Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows Peripherals, Microsoft Edge, Windows Media Player, and Internet Explorer.
If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.

How to get this update:

This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update. To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Surface Headphones

Pre-Order starts 11/15, Ships from 11/19

Here are the detailed specs. for new Surface Headphones:

Tech specs

Dimensions
Length: 8.03” (204 mm)
Width: 7.68” (195 mm)
Depth: 1.89” (48 mm)
Weight 0.64 lbs
Exterior
Color: Light Gray
Frequency response 20 – 20kHz
Noise cancellation
Up to 30 dB for active noise cancellation
Up to 40 dB for passive noise cancellation
Speaker 40 mm Free Edge driver
Sound pressure level output
Up to 115 dB (1kHz, 1Vrms via cable connector with power on)
Up to 115 dB (1kHz, 0dBFS over Bluetooth connection)
Charging Full charge in less than 2 hours
Battery life Up to 15 hours (with music playback over Bluetooth, ANC on, hands-free Cortana1 enabled)2
USB cord length 1.5 m
Audio cable length 1.2 m
Inputs
USB-C connector
3.5 mm audio connector
Compatibility Windows 10, iOS, Android, MacOS
Buttons/controls Power button, Mute button, Volume dial (right ear), Noise Cancellation dial (left ear)
What’s in the box
Surface Headphones
Carrying case
USB cable
Audio cable
Quick start guide
Safety and warranty documents
Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty
[1] Cortana available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device.
[2] Up to 15 hours of battery life when connected via Bluetooth with active noise cancellation on. Battery life varies with usage and settings.
[3] Pairing functionality requires Windows 10 Spring Creators Update.