Microsoft’s week: Windows 10 Mobile delayed, Windows 10 Build 11082 and SmartScreen blocks zero-day attacks

Things are quietening down as we near Christmas, but Microsoft still found time this week to deliver a new Windows 10 Technical Preview release, plus a preview of a forthcoming project manager tool for the Office 365 cloud productivity platform.

Meanwhile, news emerged that the Windows 10 Mobile update for existing Windows Phone devices has now been delayed until next year.

Elsewhere, Microsoft disclosed that its SmartScreen filter technology has been upgraded to include protection against drive-by attacks in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11.

Windows 10: Last Insider Build of the year does absolutely nothing on the outside

Windows 10 is available now as a free upgrade

Microsoft has delivered to testers the final Technical Preview of Windows 10 for 2015. Build 11082 is the first with an ’11’ prefix, indicating the start of a build up to the so-called ‘Redstone’ update expected in summer 2016.

Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile update for existing handsets until 2016

Windows 10 Mobile home screen

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile platform for existing Windows Phone users will now not be released until 2016, it has emerged, as the firm pushed out a new Cumulative Update to testers on the Windows Insider preview programme.

Microsoft previews Planner for Office 365 and publishes ISO security audit

Office 365 Planner preview

Microsoft has made available a preview of Office 365 Planner, a simple project management tool the firm is developing for its cloud-based productivity service. The firm has also published ISO audit assessment reports on the security of Office 365.

Microsoft SmartScreen can now block zero-day attacks on Edge and IE

Microsoft Edge screenshot

Microsoft has upgraded its SmartScreen filtering technology to include protection against drive-by attacks in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft extends China link with government version of Windows 10

China flag

Microsoft is entering into a joint venture to bring Windows 10 to the Chinese public sector, despite China previously labelling Windows as spyware.

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18 December 2015 | 3:34 pm – Source: v3.co.uk

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