It will be part of Windows 10’s Threshold 2 update package, which will feature a new messaging app as well as improvements to the UI and Edge browser.
Microsoft is preparing to release the first major update to Windows 10 – Threshold 2 on November 10. It is expected to bundle all previous updates and a Skype-based messaging app. The update will eventually make Cortana available to Indian users.
The Windows 10 Fall update was originally scheduled to launch on November 2. However, WinBeta said the update would initially be rolled out to intermediaries before being made public at a later date. If a post by Microsoft Support Engineer Ashish Sondhi is believed on the company’s community forum, the update will be released next week, on November 10th. However, Microsoft has not officially confirmed the date. The update is expected to bring Cortana support to India.
The Threshold 2 update introduces bug fixes to Windows 10, as well as some minor UI tweaks, a new messaging app, and Edge improvements. Microsoft will launch an integrated Skype app with messaging, voice and video calling capabilities. New icons have been introduced for some programs, while the Start menu will support 4 rows of tiles. The update introduces tabs in Edge with the ability to sync likes and read list items. In addition to launching in India, Cortana will be upgraded with the ability to understand ink notes and send SMS from PC to mobile phone.
However, Frequently Requested Extension Support for Edge will not be shipped with the Threshold 2 update. In a statement to WinBeta, the company said, “We are committed to providing customers with a personalized web experience, which is why extending the extension to Microsoft Edge is a high priority. We’re working hard to create a secure extension model for our customers to have the safest and most reliable browsers, and look forward to sharing more in future Windows 10 updates in 2016. ” Done.
Insiders on the Fast Ring Threshold 2 update is already available via Windows 10 Build 10576. So it can be expected that Microsoft will announce the final public release soon.