The first major update to Microsoft Windows 10 is finally here. Exactly 10 days ago, speculations started spreading around the Internet that Microsoft might release the big update, known as Windows 10 Fall Update, Windows 10 November Update and Threshold 2 release on November 10th. Microsoft has today announced the general availability of Windows 10 fall update which will be available to users via Windows Update.
The previous reports of Fall Update release date started when a user asked about the availability of Cortana in India. The user’s question was answered by a Microsoft engineer stating Cortana will be available in India with the Threshold 2 build which will release on 10th November. The update didn’t arrive on 10th November though, but it has finally arrived today, two days after the speculated date.
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Windows 10 Fall Update: What’s Improved?
Windows 10 boot time is now nearly 30% faster than Windows 7 on the same device.
Cortana is now available in Japan, Australia, and Canada and India (in English) with features and experiences customized for each market.
A note can now be scribbled in Cortana Notebook using a device’s pen and Cortana will recognize the phone number, email address, and even physical address to help users set reminders.
Cortana can now book and track an Uber cab. Cortana can also keep track of your event and movie bookings too, sending you helpful reminders to know where to go and get there on time.
Edge has now improved performance and security. Edge now provides tab preview.
Microsoft Edge now syncs your Favorites and Reading list items across devices.
Cortana will now notify you of the best coupons from your favorite retailers such as Staples, Macys and Best Buy when shopping in Microsoft Edge. (Available in USA only).
Other improvements to Mail, Calendar, Photos, Groove, Xbox, Store, OneNote, Solitaire, and other apps.
The Windows 10 Fall Update will be available through Windows Update to all current Windows 10 users via Windows Update.