80 percent of Windows phones just lost support

Fernando Stephens
July 14, 2017

As Windows 10's next big release date nears, the latest Insider Preview Build 16241 gives us a solid sneak peek at what the Fall Creators Update will look like.

Build 16232 is also one of the more stable releases - it's already been pushed out to the Slow ring.

Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way from its predecessors so it can be regularly updated with not just fixes, but new features, too. For some reasons I expect that will be adhered to much better in the Windows Server previews compared to the consumer client. Ultimately, they plan to have two feature updates for Windows Server each year just like the company is doing with Windows 10 now.

While a few good phones were launched in the early days by HTC and then by Microsoft in partnership with Nokia aka the Lumia handsets, but they failed to gain popularity unlike their competitors. You can now recover your pin and password directly from the lock screen ... as long as you're signing in with a Microsoft account (MSA) or Azure AD Premium (AADP) account. That doesn't mean you have to like them, however. The Advanced Options section lets you configure various Download and Upload settings (shown above) while Activity Monitor shows you the overall bandwidth used. More updates coming to this front soon.

Task Manager improvements. After adding GPU performance monitoring to Task Manager two or three builds ago, Microsoft has been busy refining the experience.

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The teaser also showed changes to the Task Manager, shell, gaming, mixed reality and delivery optimisation improvements.

Those aren't the only changes in Preview Build 16241.

Microsoft has also begun hammering out bugs within its mixed-reality devices-which have yet to begin shipping.

The noise layer of Acrylic Material has been softened, as you can see above.

Microsoft has officially announced that it is extending the Windows Insider beta-testing programme to its Windows Server platform, effective immediately, allowing members of the public to test out upcoming changes to Windows Server for the first time. In spite of that, Alex Kipman, the chief of the HoloLens project, will spearhead the development of the Windows 10 Mobile phone. As usual, we will be publishing new quests so be sure to open Feedback Hub and complete as many quests as you can! This build will be our Bug Bash build.

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