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Fall Creators Update: Updates as of July 2017 #msftenable #wintendev


 

Ladies and gentlemen,

 

As promised, here is the updated briefing on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The below notes are based on Windows Insider build 16241 (fast ring) and includes notable changes from build 16215 (June briefing) along with corrections since then:

 

General:

  • Version: likely 1709. Once the release ID is confirmed, the official hashtag will be created.

 

Start menu, Action Center and lock screen:

  • Quick actions problem in Action Center: currently when you open Action Center with no notifications shown and if you try to tab to quick actions, you won’t be able to do so. Microsoft is aware of this problem.
  • More refinements to Start menu, Action Center and other elements, especially in regards to fluent design system.
  • Reset Microsoft Account password and/or pin straight from lock screen.
  • Windows Sonic for Headphones: change options by right-clicking speaker volume icon.
  • Turn off My People from Taskbar/right-click menu (not the Windows+X/quick menu).

 

Settings:

  • Added System/Remote Desktop to manage basic Remote Desktop Connection settings, such as allowing remote connection (Pro and higher).
  • Delivery optimization bandwidth control (Update and Security/Windows Update/Advanced/Delivery optimization): it is now possible to monitor Windows Update download and upload statistics for a month, starting from the first of the month, as well as control the overall bandwidth usage.
  • Update download progress (Update and Security/Windows Update/Check for updates): each update item will show its own progress text instead of using a single progress bar for all updates. Among other things, this allows screen readers to announce status of individual update downloads and installations (specifically, screen readers that supports live region change UIA event properly (currently Narrator and NVDA) will benefit the most; for other screen readers, live region change UIA event support is a requirement, and at the moment JAWS and a couple others should have some foundations in their code; for Window-Eyes users, it won’t make the cut for now).
  • Update failure message (Update and Security/Windows Update/Check for updates): error messages are now plain text if possible (simplified).
  • Remove previous Windows installations (System/Storage) straight from Settings app.
  • Display blur factor (System/Display): change this setting without logging out.

 

Microsoft Edge:

  • Organize favorites into hierarchies.
  • Read aloud for PDF documents and Epub books.
  • Edit URL’s for favorites.
  • Import bookmarks and history from Google Chrome.
  • Various security enhancements.

 

Windows Defender and other security notes:

  • Restrict what apps can do in certain folders via controlled folder access.
  • SMB 1.0 is blocked (partially blocked in Home and Pro, completely removed in Enterprise and Education).

 

Narrator specific:

  • Cloud-based and AI-powered image recognition (Caps lock+Shift+D) when focused on an image.

 

Other things to note:

  • Ubuntu on Windows is now a hybrid Windows store app. The biggest change is that you need to visit Windows Store to download this.
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux does not require developer mode to be turned on.
  • Dictation (Windows+H) is restricted to edit fields. At the moment this feature is broken in universal apps, and Microsoft is investigating this problem. The ability to dictate in Chinese is gone for now (the only supported language in American English).

 

Apps:

  • Skype adds “React” feature so people can react to messages via an emoji-like response.
  • Various changes to Paint 3D.
  • Various updates to many apps.

 

Features removed or delayed:

  • Removed: improved reminder feature in Cortana is gone.
  • Delayed: Timeline and cloud clipboard didn’t make the cut in Fall Creators Update.

 

The next Fall Creators Update briefing will be sent in late August or when the official version number is revealed, whichever happens earlier.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


 

Hi,

 

One important thing I forgot:

 

Apps:

  • Currency conversion comes to Calculator app.

 

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:13 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Fall Creators Update: Updates as of July 2017 #WinTenDev #MSFTEnable

 

Ladies and gentlemen,

 

As promised, here is the updated briefing on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The below notes are based on Windows Insider build 16241 (fast ring) and includes notable changes from build 16215 (June briefing) along with corrections since then:

 

General:

  • Version: likely 1709. Once the release ID is confirmed, the official hashtag will be created.

 

Start menu, Action Center and lock screen:

  • Quick actions problem in Action Center: currently when you open Action Center with no notifications shown and if you try to tab to quick actions, you won’t be able to do so. Microsoft is aware of this problem.
  • More refinements to Start menu, Action Center and other elements, especially in regards to fluent design system.
  • Reset Microsoft Account password and/or pin straight from lock screen.
  • Windows Sonic for Headphones: change options by right-clicking speaker volume icon.
  • Turn off My People from Taskbar/right-click menu (not the Windows+X/quick menu).

 

Settings:

  • Added System/Remote Desktop to manage basic Remote Desktop Connection settings, such as allowing remote connection (Pro and higher).
  • Delivery optimization bandwidth control (Update and Security/Windows Update/Advanced/Delivery optimization): it is now possible to monitor Windows Update download and upload statistics for a month, starting from the first of the month, as well as control the overall bandwidth usage.
  • Update download progress (Update and Security/Windows Update/Check for updates): each update item will show its own progress text instead of using a single progress bar for all updates. Among other things, this allows screen readers to announce status of individual update downloads and installations (specifically, screen readers that supports live region change UIA event properly (currently Narrator and NVDA) will benefit the most; for other screen readers, live region change UIA event support is a requirement, and at the moment JAWS and a couple others should have some foundations in their code; for Window-Eyes users, it won’t make the cut for now).
  • Update failure message (Update and Security/Windows Update/Check for updates): error messages are now plain text if possible (simplified).
  • Remove previous Windows installations (System/Storage) straight from Settings app.
  • Display blur factor (System/Display): change this setting without logging out.

 

Microsoft Edge:

  • Organize favorites into hierarchies.
  • Read aloud for PDF documents and Epub books.
  • Edit URL’s for favorites.
  • Import bookmarks and history from Google Chrome.
  • Various security enhancements.

 

Windows Defender and other security notes:

  • Restrict what apps can do in certain folders via controlled folder access.
  • SMB 1.0 is blocked (partially blocked in Home and Pro, completely removed in Enterprise and Education).

 

Narrator specific:

  • Cloud-based and AI-powered image recognition (Caps lock+Shift+D) when focused on an image.

 

Other things to note:

  • Ubuntu on Windows is now a hybrid Windows store app. The biggest change is that you need to visit Windows Store to download this.
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux does not require developer mode to be turned on.
  • Dictation (Windows+H) is restricted to edit fields. At the moment this feature is broken in universal apps, and Microsoft is investigating this problem. The ability to dictate in Chinese is gone for now (the only supported language in American English).

 

Apps:

  • Skype adds “React” feature so people can react to messages via an emoji-like response.
  • Various changes to Paint 3D.
  • Various updates to many apps.

 

Features removed or delayed:

  • Removed: improved reminder feature in Cortana is gone.
  • Delayed: Timeline and cloud clipboard didn’t make the cut in Fall Creators Update.

 

The next Fall Creators Update briefing will be sent in late August or when the official version number is revealed, whichever happens earlier.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


 

Hi,


Actually three more things:

 

Task Manager:

  • App windows in processes tab are grouped together by app. For example, if you have multiple Word documents opened, these will be noted under Word entry.
  • In case of Microsoft, all components will be shown, including the overall management process (microsoftedge.exe), content processes if any (microsoftedgecp.exe) and so on.
  • GPU (graphics processing unit) information such as amount of GPU memory, DirectX support and what not can be found in Performance tab.

 

Please add additional information if you know any of them.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:16 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Fall Creators Update: Updates as of July 2017 #WinTenDev #MSFTEnable

 

Hi,

 

One important thing I forgot:

 

Apps:

  • Currency conversion comes to Calculator app.

 

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:13 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Fall Creators Update: Updates as of July 2017 #WinTenDev #MSFTEnable

 

Ladies and gentlemen,

 

As promised, here is the updated briefing on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The below notes are based on Windows Insider build 16241 (fast ring) and includes notable changes from build 16215 (June briefing) along with corrections since then:

 

General:

  • Version: likely 1709. Once the release ID is confirmed, the official hashtag will be created.

 

Start menu, Action Center and lock screen:

  • Quick actions problem in Action Center: currently when you open Action Center with no notifications shown and if you try to tab to quick actions, you won’t be able to do so. Microsoft is aware of this problem.
  • More refinements to Start menu, Action Center and other elements, especially in regards to fluent design system.
  • Reset Microsoft Account password and/or pin straight from lock screen.
  • Windows Sonic for Headphones: change options by right-clicking speaker volume icon.
  • Turn off My People from Taskbar/right-click menu (not the Windows+X/quick menu).

 

Settings:

  • Added System/Remote Desktop to manage basic Remote Desktop Connection settings, such as allowing remote connection (Pro and higher).
  • Delivery optimization bandwidth control (Update and Security/Windows Update/Advanced/Delivery optimization): it is now possible to monitor Windows Update download and upload statistics for a month, starting from the first of the month, as well as control the overall bandwidth usage.
  • Update download progress (Update and Security/Windows Update/Check for updates): each update item will show its own progress text instead of using a single progress bar for all updates. Among other things, this allows screen readers to announce status of individual update downloads and installations (specifically, screen readers that supports live region change UIA event properly (currently Narrator and NVDA) will benefit the most; for other screen readers, live region change UIA event support is a requirement, and at the moment JAWS and a couple others should have some foundations in their code; for Window-Eyes users, it won’t make the cut for now).
  • Update failure message (Update and Security/Windows Update/Check for updates): error messages are now plain text if possible (simplified).
  • Remove previous Windows installations (System/Storage) straight from Settings app.
  • Display blur factor (System/Display): change this setting without logging out.

 

Microsoft Edge:

  • Organize favorites into hierarchies.
  • Read aloud for PDF documents and Epub books.
  • Edit URL’s for favorites.
  • Import bookmarks and history from Google Chrome.
  • Various security enhancements.

 

Windows Defender and other security notes:

  • Restrict what apps can do in certain folders via controlled folder access.
  • SMB 1.0 is blocked (partially blocked in Home and Pro, completely removed in Enterprise and Education).

 

Narrator specific:

  • Cloud-based and AI-powered image recognition (Caps lock+Shift+D) when focused on an image.

 

Other things to note:

  • Ubuntu on Windows is now a hybrid Windows store app. The biggest change is that you need to visit Windows Store to download this.
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux does not require developer mode to be turned on.
  • Dictation (Windows+H) is restricted to edit fields. At the moment this feature is broken in universal apps, and Microsoft is investigating this problem. The ability to dictate in Chinese is gone for now (the only supported language in American English).

 

Apps:

  • Skype adds “React” feature so people can react to messages via an emoji-like response.
  • Various changes to Paint 3D.
  • Various updates to many apps.

 

Features removed or delayed:

  • Removed: improved reminder feature in Cortana is gone.
  • Delayed: Timeline and cloud clipboard didn’t make the cut in Fall Creators Update.

 

The next Fall Creators Update briefing will be sent in late August or when the official version number is revealed, whichever happens earlier.

 

Cheers,

Joseph