This week on 10Alert: Microsoft rolled out a lot of updates for Windows 10 and Surface devices. This week the software giant released two new test versions of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, including build 14388 and build 14390. Both releases are minor updates to continue fixing the operating system and getting it ready for the August 2nd roll out.
Microsoft also pushed the Windows 10 July cumulative update KB3172985 bringing improvements and bug fixes for the public release of the operating system.
Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book received July firmware update to resolve a number of driver problems, system performance, touch input, and pen settings.
The Microsoft Store had a great Xbox One deal, which offered an 1TB console, extra controller, four games, and $50 store credit for only $299.
On July 11th, the sleek Huawei MateBook finally arrived to the United States. The 12-inch tablet features Intel’s Core m series processors and starts at $699.
For those times when you accidentally delete files or your phone crashes, you should use Wondershare Dr.Fone. This is a great recovery data tool that works as advertised, and it can help you recover lost files from your Android phone.
Microsoft Edge continues to get more extensions as Amazon Assistance launched early this week for the new default web browser on Windows 10. The extension helps you to get the best deals, for the best prices, and saving a lot of time.
Other interesting items published includes a new guide to stop Windows 10 from automatically connecting to random Wi-Fi networks when Wi-Fi Sense is enabled.
I also recommend you to read the new troubleshooting guide installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The guide includes many great tips and information about downloading and installing the Anniversary Update on your computer starting August 2nd.
If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.
Short takes around the web
Here are a few other things that happened this week around the web.
The NES returns
It’s real. This week Nintendo announced is bringing back the classic NES game console. It’s a mini version of the classic Nintendo game console that will cost $60, it’ll be available in the US and the UK, and it’ll include 30 classic games, such as Mario Bros, Pac-Man, and many more.
Windows 10 subscriptions
Microsoft has announced that is planning to introduce a Windows 10 subscription for enterprise customers. The new subscription will cost $7 per user per month. According to the company the Windows 10 subscription plan will help companies to better manage their IT resources across the organization while saving cost.
Surface as a Service
Along with the new Windows 10 subscription for enterprises, Microsoft has also announced Surface as a Service. The idea is to sell companies Surface devices through a managed service that offers everything customers need. This includes always running the latest Surface hardware, and access to managed cloud services, such as Office 365, Windows 10, and ISV software.
The US sees growth on PC shipments
Remember when PC sales were in the declined? Well, the PC industry is now recovering. This month both IDC and Gartner report that computer shipment in the United States have increased almost five percent for the first time in more than a year.
Microsoft won’t hit the 1 billion devices running Windows 10 in 3 years
When Windows 10 first launch in 2015, Microsoft said it has set the goal of having one billion devices running Windows 10 within the first three years. However, due to problems trying to get Windows 10 into the mobile market, the company now says that it’s unlikely the operating system will hit that milestone.