Microsoft Band May Be Less Power Hungry in Incoming Insider Release Preview

Microsoft Band May Be Less Power Hungry in Incoming Insider Release Preview

A new release preview of a Cumulative Update is on its way today for Windows Insiders, bringing the revision to 14393.103. Microsoft Band users may want to look deeper into this one as it should improve battery life when the Microsoft wearable is connected and idle.

One of the bullet points for improvements says this:

·       Improved battery life of wearable devices (such as the Microsoft Band) while Bluetooth is connected and idle. 

This piece , of course, refers to the mobile version of the release preview.

For those not part of the Insider program, this update should deliver in the very near future as its currently rolling out to Slow and Release Preview rings. But, leave it to the Insiders for now. Hopefully, they can work out the kinks and bugs before it goes public, unlike the Kindle eReader and webcam issues Insider missed during the recent rounds of updates.

Here’s what else is fixed:

·       Improved reliability of the Windows Ink Workspace, Microsoft Edge, File Server, Windows kernel, Microsoft Component Object Model (COM), Cluster Health Service, Hyper-V, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), NTFS file system, - PowerShell, Internet Explorer, facial recognition, graphics, Microsoft Store and Windows Shell.

·       Improved performance for the speed of purchasing Store apps.

·       Improved battery life of wearable devices (such as the Microsoft Band) while Bluetooth is connected and idle. 

·       Improved compatibility of using Xbox One controllers with various games.

·       Addressed issue with incorrect character mapping between Japanese and Unicode for the question mark (?) symbol. >

·       Addressed issue that prevents the download and initialization of .NET objects in Internet Explorer.

·       Improved support for new near-field communication (NFC) chips for Windows 10 Mobile.

·       Addressed issue with game or app audio not resuming after ending a call on Windows 10 Mobile.

·       Addressed additional issues with compatibility, Remote Desktop, BitLocker, PowerShell, Direct3D, networking policies, Dynamic Access Control (DAC) rules, Microsoft Edge, Connected Standby, mobile device management (MDM), printing, Fingerprint logon and Cortana.

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