Microsoft has announced that they will be rolling out a new Windows 8.1 update next week, on August 12th. However the latest update will not be the major highly anticipated Windows 8.1 Update 2 but a smaller “patch”.
Next weeks Windows 8.1 update or patch will include a number of enhancements, tweaks and improvements, that will be released to users automatically as a gradual rollout.
Enterprise user of Windows 8.1 will be able to receive the latest update update through the Windows Server Update Services. Microsoft explains that the latest update will include three new enhancements and features:
– Precision touchpad improvements – three new end-user settings have been added: Leave touch pad on when a mouse is connected; allow right-clicks on the touchpad; double-tap and drag.
– Miracast Receive – exposes a set of Wi-Fi direct APIs for Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) drivers or OEM drivers to develop Windows 32-bit applications that run on all supported x86-based or x64-based versions of Windows 8.1, enabling the computer as a Miracast receiver.
– Minimizing login prompts for SharePoint Online – reduces the number of prompts with federated use in accessing SharePoint Online sites. If you select the “Keep me signed in” check box when you log on for the first time, you will not see prompts for successive access to that SharePoint Online site.
As soon as Microsoft releases any more information regards the rollout of their major Windows 8.1 Update 2 we will keep you updated as always. For more information on the new Windows 8.1 update next week jump over to the official Microsoft blog website for details.
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