Microsoft has partnered with Huawei to provide on-device neural translations in the Translator app for Android that has been customised for the Huawei Mate 10 series. The technology uses the capabilities in Huawei’s new NPU (Neural Processing Unit) hardware, which results in improved and faster offline translations compared to existing offline packs.
Microsoft has announced that its first Semi-Annual Channel release cadence for Windows Server is available for Software Assurance customers to download. Version 1709 features an updated Server Core container image that has been optimised for lift-and-shift scenarios and a Nano Server container image that is nearly 80% smaller. The release also enables Windows and Linux containers to run side-by-side on the same Windows host using Linux kernels provided by major Linux vendors.
Microsoft has announced the availability of the Surface Book 2, which uses the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 discrete graphics options as well as a claimed battery life of up to 17 hours of video playback.
Microsoft has started delivering the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The rollout is using Windows Update and will be phased over a period of time starting with newer machines. The release includes enhancements to Cortana, Edge, accessibility features, security and inking. Other features are OneDrive offline file access, ransomware protection, pin people to the taskbar as well as Windows Mixed Reality and a unified Store for Windows 10 and Xbox.