ANOTHER WEEK, another Windows 10 insider build, and this time it reveals a much sought-after feature coming in the forthcoming Creators Update during the next couple of months.
Windows 10 build 15031 has been released to Fast Ring Insiders today. It includes the arrival of Picture in Picture support as an option for anyone developing Windows universal apps.
From launch, you'll be able to make video calls in Skype and watch movies or TV from the default app in a floating window, allowing you to keep doing what you're doing. Ideal for those days when you want to watch football in the office.
Of course being Microsoft it's not called ‘picture in picture' but rather "Compact Overlay", because lah-dee-dah.
Also included in this build is Dynamic Lock which allows you to use your phone as an indication that your nearby and lock and unlock the computer accordingly. This is very similar to a feature available to Android and Chromebook users for some time.
Perhaps the most important takeaway from all this, however, is that this represents the final feature set for Windows 10 Creators Edition, so we now know exactly what to expect when it's released in April.
Once roll-out of the update is complete, this will become Windows 10, replacing all old editions and being the standard for new customers in line with Microsoft's policy of "Windows as a service". As the name suggests, the Creators Edition adds a veritable cornucopia of new features relating to the types of use cases that make Apple Mac so appealing.
Up to now, Windows 10 has preached a gospel of upgrading the converted, but its new target is other operating systems, with creative edition targeting Mac and the forthcoming Windows 10 Cloud going after Google Chromebook users.
This is the second major update to Windows 10 since launch following the Anniversary Update in July. A further update currently known only by its code name of Redstone 3, is due for release towards the end of the year. µ
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