Kunal-Chowdhury.com - Microsoft Technology Blog for developers and consumers: October 2017

Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK for Fall Creators Update

With the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, on 17th October 2017, Microsoft also released the SDK for the developers to build and publish apps. It contains the latest headers, libraries, metadata and tools to build applications targeting Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

 

If you didn't yet grab that, download it now and start building new apps or updating your existing ones with the new features.



Here's how to install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

We all know that, the next major update of Windows 10, named 'Fall Creators Update', is already there. The update released worldwide on 17th October 2017, contains a set of new features like: Fluent design, Windows Mixed Reality, OneDrive placeholders and many more improvements and fixes.

 

By the time you might have already received the upgrade notification, but in case you didn't, here's some ways to grab the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.


Windows 10 is going to get a new Startup Settings page

While Microsoft is preparing for the next big update, named 'Windows 10 Creators Update', to be available worldwide from 17th October, the Windows engineering team has already started pushing their next set of updates from the RedStone 4 (RS4) branch to the Windows Insiders.

 

Along with build 17017, for the fast ring insiders, Microsoft has started testing a new Startup settings page, easily accessible from the Windows 10 Settings app.


Windows 10 build 17017 is now available for #WindowsInsiders in fast ring

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17017 to the Windows Insiders who are on the Fast ring, and that also includes the insiders who opted in to Skip Ahead. If you are among them, check for updates to get the new bits installed on your system.

 

This is the first build, for the fast ring Windows Insiders, from the Redstone 4 (RS4) development branch. Checkout to know what's new in this build.


Visual Studio 2017 Update 4 (version 15.4) is now available

Microsoft released a new update for Visual Studio 2017, increasing the version to 15.4. If you have already installed Visual Studio 2017, you will get the update notification under the notification icon. You can also check for updates inside the Extensions and Updates dialog.

 

Check out this blog post to know what has been newly added/updated in this build. It also lists the issues that has been fixed.


Microsoft announced Edge browser preview for iOS and Android

Microsoft Edge browser, which was first introduced with Windows 10 operating system, has now been extended to be available on mobile devices running iOS and Android operating systems.

 

If you are an insider, running iOS and Android, you can now experience the features like Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page and Reading View of Microsoft Edge browser on your phone.



What's Next For Microsoft's HoloLens?

Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality device often seems to be overlooked in discussions of VR, as it isn't really a consumer-facing device right now. It costs around $3000 for developer edition and $5000 for commercial edition.

 

In this post, we are going to discuss about the future of Microsoft HoloLens and its uses, as it is now a most interesting topic.


Here's how to add Microsoft Print to PDF printer driver in Windows 10

In this computing world, we are familiar with PDF document formats, which opens in Acrobat Reader or any other compatible PDF Reader applications. In Windows 10, it is easy to create PDF files using the Microsoft Print to PDF printer drivers.

 

Though, this feature is available by default with the operating system, but in case it is not available, you can install the required driver by following the steps mentioned in this post.

 
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