Windows 10: Here's what's next for Windows 10

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  1. Posts : 21
    XP/7/8.1/10 PRO 10586
       30 Jul 2015 #1

    Here's what's next for Windows 10

    Windows 10 is now available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. While millions are performing the upgrade this week, Microsoft is working hard on updates and fixes behind the scenes. Some of those patches have already started rolling out, but there are more to come. The first bigger collection of fixes will come with what Microsoft calls Service Release 1 (SR1). Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The Verge that SR1 is due to be released in early August, possibly as early as next week. While SR1 won't include new features, it will fix some of the issues people have been experiencing with Windows 10.

    After the initial patches and updates, Microsoft is working toward a bigger collection of fixes and feature additions for later this year. Tentatively scheduled for October, some of those additions will include a new Messaging app to provide Skype integration and extensions support for the Microsoft Edge browser. "There's no one working on a Windows 11, but there's a group of people working on some really cool updates to Windows 10 that the Windows insiders will see soon," says Microsoft's Windows chief Terry Myerson in an interview with The Verge. Windows 10 testers will start to receive new builds shortly, with the ability to test new features like Microsoft Edge extension support before it's available more broadly later this year.

    Speaking to The Verge last week, Microsoft Edge program manager Drew DeBruyne revealed a little more about how extensions will work in Microsoft Edge. Extensions will be javascript-based, and Microsoft is trying to mimic exactly how Chrome extensions work so it's easy for developers to port them across. In the screenshot above you can see how a Pinterest extension is integrated in a similar way to Chrome. "The intention is that there’s not much work to do, or zero work to do," explains DeBruyne. "We’re doing a lot of work to essentially support the same APIs that Chrome does." Extensions will be hosted in the Windows Store alongside regular apps, and developers will be able to sideload them.

    Microsoft's dedicated Messaging app for Windows 10 will enter preview in the coming weeks. The messaging app will bring Skype integration directly into Windows 10, creating a more iMessaging- and FaceTime-like service. Microsoft is planning to release this to Windows 10 users later this year, but insiders will get to test it very soon. You'll be able to make video and audio calls all without a dedicated Skype app, and Skype messaging will be supported through the built-in Messaging app.

    Outside of features and app updates, Microsoft is also working on the basics. Windows 10 battery life isn't exactly where the company wants it to be. "We are ... I want to be able to say it's the best battery life, but right now we're about equal to Windows 8.1 updates," explains Myerson. "We're pushing for some fixes to say we're better. Still, 8.1 update had very good battery life, so we're in no way stepping back."

    Further out, Microsoft is also working on a "redstone" wave of releases for Windows 10 that will add more features in 2016. While existing built-in app updates will roll out regularly over the coming months, redstone may introduce new apps as part of two summer and fall updates due next year. The big push of Windows as a service continues.

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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    If this means we can begin to use extentions soon in Edge, then I will want to try Edge out. Some of the extentions I use today in Chrome is a must, and some is only for my own laziness.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       30 Jul 2015 #2

    Extensions in Edge may make me give up Chrome.
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    thegeriatric said: View Post
    Extensions in Edge may make me give up Chrome.
    I've already given up Chrome , I've never used extensions apart from those installed by 3rd party Antiviruses. Although I did install Chrome, but mostly just to import my bookmarks.
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  5. Wenda's Avatar
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    Windows 8.1.1 64-bit
       30 Jul 2015 #4

    I'm staying with IE and Firefox.

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  6. Posts : 83
    Windows 10 x64 Insider
       30 Jul 2015 #5

    Wenda said: View Post
    I'm staying with IE and Firefox.
    Edge maybe is fast in benchmarks but it doesn't have some basic features that other browsers even IE11 have.
    To name few.
    There is no right click save as.. option. (even Microsoft developer site such as Channel 9: Videos for developers from the people building Microsoft Products Services uses save as.. to download videos).
    Search engine customization is very poor
    NCR(no country redirect) option missing (I travel a lot and live in various countries, so I get search results, pages etc. in languages that I'm not so good with).
    And many other features are missing or inferior.
    I really want to like edge, but for what is it now I'm better with IE 11.
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  7.    30 Jul 2015 #6

    VBs said: View Post
    There is no right click save as.. option.

    Is too!

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  8.    31 Jul 2015 #7

    Now that's more like it... Extensions are for me both the must and the last thing missing in the Edge...ehm. They are the only reason why I am using both Edge and Firefox. BTW: Internet Download Manager supports Edge even now
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview build 17711
       31 Jul 2015 #8

    He's right there is no right click save as to save a web page but you can right click save a picture as you've shown. To save a web page you can use Onenote but I've used it sparingly and prefer the old method more.Click image for larger version. 

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  10.    31 Jul 2015 #9

    gdscrtr said: View Post
    He's right there is no right click save as to save a web page but you can right click save a picture as you've shown. To save a web page you can use Onenote but I've used it sparingly and prefer the old method more.
    You can also share a webpage to OneNote or email.
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