Microsoft has started a new approach to improve Windows 10 features, this time around embracing so-called Windows Feature Experience Packs for the entire thing.
The objective of they is as simple as it could be: rather than shipping full new builds, Microsoft publishes smaller packs of improvements that are specifically targeted at the characteristics working separately in the operating-system.
By doing this, the update process is much more straightforward and faster, and users should thus have the ability to check out new capabilities with no massive update on their own device.
“Through the Windows Feature Experience Pack, we can improve certain features and experiences that are now developed independently from the OS. Currently, merely a limited number of features are now being developed by doing this, so we are starting out very scoped. By testing this method first with Windows Insiders, hopefully to grow the scope and the frequency of releases later on. Eventually, Windows Feature Experience Pack updates can get folded in to the already existing servicing process for Windows 10 and sent to customers that way through Windows Update,” Microsoft explains.
First pack live today
The first Windows Feature Experience Pack for Windows 10 users has become reside in the Windows Insider program, also it brings improvements for the touch keyboard inside a portrait mode, which now supports a split UI, but for the snipping experience which comes pre-loaded using the OS.
“Based on Insider feedback, now you can use the built-in screen snipping experience in Windows (WIN + SHIFT + S) to create a snip of the screen and paste it straight into a folder of your choice in File Explorer to save the screenshot there. Try it out!” the organization says.
Moving forward, Microsoft to focus more about these packs, though they’re obviously limited by the way in which features are bundled using the OS. They are able to only be used for features which are in addition to the operating-system.