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  • Now taking bets on Creators Update – build number, general availability date

    Posted on March 13th, 2017 at 13:48 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Anybody care to hazard a guess on a build number for the “final” build of Win10 Creators Update?

    I noted in an earlier blog post that I didn’t think MS would ship the final Creators Update on April 11 – although many folks are sticking to that date. I don’t think it’ll be April 11 because (a) there will be a whole lot of patching going on, (b) it’s too close to Tax Day in the USA, and (c) none of the three previous versions of Win10 shipped on Patch Tuesday.

    But of course I don’t really have any idea.

    I’m going to guess it’ll be 15060 or thereabouts, and ship on April 4.

    What do you think? Fame and glory await the correct guess.

  • Can you confirm? Edge in the Start menu “Suggested” spot

    Posted on March 13th, 2017 at 07:42 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Over the weekend, Mehedi Hassan on MS Power User posted an article that says

    Microsoft is now promoting Edge’s efficiency features on the Start Menu under the “Suggested” area. In this case, Microsoft is promoting Edge’s ability to stream videos longer — once clicked on the ad, Microsoft takes users to a page where the company compares Edge’s battery usage with Google Chrome. In the page, Microsoft states that users can “get up to 32% more battery life than Chrome when we browsing with Microsoft Edge”.

    I haven’t seen it, and I can’t replicate the screenshots he posted. Can you? If so, which version of Windows 10? Any idea why Edge would ever appear in the “Suggested” spot?