Microsoft Just Dropped a Bomb … Surface Book 2

Making the rounds on the net are launch videos and initial reviews of the Surface Book 2. Improved processing performance, a 13.5″ and 15″ option plus available GTX1060 graphics and i7 8th Generation processors … this is sure to be on the hot list this Christmas. Based on my experience with the original Surface Book, might be time to gift it to the wife and upgrade ;).

Here is the launch video:

Even Windows 10 Is Sad to See Windows Mobile Go

Coincidence, I think not! After news spread yesterday and today that Microsoft has finally admitted to killing off Windows Mobile; this message was shown on one of my desktops in the Windows App Store today:

Windows 10 grieving now that Windows Mobile is officially pronounced dead.

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Windows Insider Fast Ring Build 16291 and surprise build for mobile?

Dona Sarkar and the Windows Insider dev team dropped Build 16921 for PC today but stated that no mobile build would be released.

Resume from PC to phone using Cortana is listed as a feature at the Windows Insider blog along with the following:

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Windows Insider Build 16288 – “Not Quite Ready Yet”

Dona Sarkar announced late yesterday that Build 16288 was being released for Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. The build addresses some stability improvements and fixes as the Windows team ramps up for the official release of the Fall Creators Update.

However, this build appears to have been released a little too soon as many Insiders (myself included) are being met with the following message during Windows Update:

Build 16288 Error
Windows Insiders have been experieincing an error while updating the latest build.

Multiple system reboots, running Windows Update Troubleshooter and deleting the Software Distribution so far has yielded no improvements. Anyone successfully updating to this build in the United States or anywhere else at this point?

Update 09/13/17 1:39PM EST
According to Dona Sarkar’s latest tweet a fix is coming for the above issue:
“#WindowsInsiders who are seeing the “can’t update” error from yesterday. Our fix is rolling out. Please give it till 5 pm PST today.”