Thurrott Daily: August 4

Posted on August 4, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Music + Videos, Windows 10 with 0 Comments

Thurrott Daily: August 4

Tech tidbits from around the web.

8/4/2016 4:12:03 PM

Windows 10 Maps app gets Windows Ink support

This week, Microsoft updated the Maps app in Windows 10 to support Windows Ink. Neowin explains.

You can use [Ink] to map custom routes or to simply draw on a map. There’s also a neat feature that allows you to draw a route and Maps will give you the distance.

The writing stays on the location that you wrote it on. If you move the map around, or zoom in and out, any drawings will stay exactly where they are.

Not sure what the point of this is per se, but neat.

Now businesses can buy HoloLens too

Microsoft announces an interesting milestone for HoloLens.

Today we are introducing the Microsoft HoloLens Commercial Suite, which includes the Development Edition hardware as well as enterprise features for added security and device management.

Interesting. And I’m sure Alex Kipman is exactly what businesses are looking for. 🙂

When will business customers gets Windows 10 1607?

Buried in this TechNet blog post is some good scheduling information for businesses interested in rolling out Windows 10 version 1607.

Windows 10 version 1607 is initially considered the Current Branch (CB) and will become Current Branch for Business (CBB) in about four months from today … Windows 10 version 1607 is our third Windows 10 feature update released. Based on feedback from organizations moving to Windows 10, this will be our last feature update for 2016, with two additional feature updates expected in 2017.

Windows 10, version 1607 is available for download today from the Volume Licensing Service Center (for Volume License customers) and from the MSDN Subscriptions Center (for Visual Studio/MSDN subscribers).

If you have already deployed Windows 10, you can get the Windows 10, version 1607 update today from Windows Update or Windows Update for Business.

If you have already deployed Windows 10 and use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and/or System Center Configuration Manager servicing plans, you can get the Windows 10, version 1607 update on August 16th.

If you haven’t yet deployed Windows 10 in your organization, you can download the latest Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation to test Windows 10, version 1607 free for 90 days.

Windows 10 Enterprise Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) 2016 media will be available beginning October 1st.

8 things Microsoft still needs to fix in Edge

My initial reaction to this headline was that there had to be some padding in there. But actually, it’s pretty solid.

Edge does have a few tricks up its sleeve — it’s the only Windows browser that supports 1080p Netflix streaming and native Windows Hello integration — but it still lacks features that users have come to expect from modern browsers.

I won’t just cut and paste the whole list, but the ones that really stand out for me the lack of a tab mute option, the lack of cross-platform compatibility (which I’ve also pointed out repeated), and no full screen mode.

Apple Music no longer in beta on Android

Looks like Apple Music is a go on Android in non-beta form. 9to5Mac reports:

Apple today pushed a new update to Apple Music for Android that officially brings the app out of its extended public beta period. With the update, Apple Music for Android is now at version 1.0, nearly 10 months after its initial release to the Play Store.

According to the app description:

Apple Music is now available on Android. Thank you for your feedback during the beta period.

This update includes equalizer settings and a variety of performance, playback, and stability improvements.

 

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