Microsoft testing Windows Feature Experience Packs for Windows 10

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 01 2020 @ 11:48 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Via the Windows Blog, Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc reveals the company is testing a new mechanism for delivering feature improvements to Windows 10 users.

The new process is called Windows Feature Experience Pack, it allows the installation of feature updates independently of the operating system. These updates are delivered via Windows Update just like cumulative updates are.

Yesterday, Microsoft rolled out Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.1070.0 to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel. In order to receive the update you need Windows 10 20H2 Build 19042.662. It has the following new features:
  • Based on Insider feedback, you can now use the built-in screen snipping experience in Windows (WIN + SHIFT + S) to create a snip of your screen and paste it directly into a folder of your choice in File Explorer to save the screenshot there. Try it out!
  • Using the touch keyboard in a portrait posture on a 2-in-1 touch device now supports split keyboard mode.
  • If things go well, Microsoft will roll this out to the general public.

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