Microsoft released Insider Preview Build 14279 last March 4 and it includes several updates for Cortana, the logon screen, and Japanese input methods (IME). This was originally expected in late 2016, meaning that Microsoft was basically on a schedule in which Windows 10 would be refreshed about every 6 months. Windows 10 firmware updates will also be fetched automatically by the machine when they become available. Users have also reported a blue screen issue with their PC after the upgrade while others say the Windows 10 update is not compatible with the Kaspersky Antivirus and more.
Although ZDNet reporter Mary Jo Foley suggests the Redstone sequel's delay is due to the reluctance of businesses to quickly install new updates en masse as they arrive, certain of her contacts hinted at a different cause. Windows 10 has so far received positive and encouraging reviews.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID is now available for pre-order in New Zealand. It would be a sensible decision, given the power management and other hardware problems we're continuing to see on the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.
Finally, it's interesting how little a role Windows 10 plays in this conversation.
One major hint was given by Chris Capossela, the CMO of Microsoft, when he commented saying that a spiritual equivalent of the Surface Devices is necessary in the Microsoft mobiles division.
What's perhaps more chucklesome is that Microsoft has released an advisory workaround for the problem.
The Microsoft Surface Phone has been in the rumors since quite a long time, and the company now intends to release this device in the October of this year according to many speculations.
So what kind of update are we talking about here?
Obviously, Microsoft wants to avoid a rerun of that mishap when Intel's Kaby Lake processors land towards the end of 2016.