Microsoft Monday is a weekly column in regards to the Redmond giant that focuses on updates. This week, there are reports from the Microsoft Monday about phasing out Paint from the window, a new partnership with Baidu and an upcoming smart thermostat powered by Cortana, the arrival of the LinkedIn app for Windows 10, the financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and much more!
Goodbye Microsoft Paint
It’s the end of the long era of the paint. The Microsoft Paint was first introduced in 1985, 32 years ago as part of Windows 1.0. Microsoft Paint is added to the list of features in the “removed and deprecated” by Microsoft list for the Windows 10 Drop Creators Update (known as Autumn Creators Update in some areas).
Microsoft will no longer actively update the graphic editing software, but there are the chances that Microsoft Paint will be in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It is also not been specified by the Microsoft when exactly the graphic editing software would be removed.
Microsoft released Paint 3D in October as a replacement for the original Microsoft Paint software. It also allows the users of the Paint 3D to share their work online.
Outlook Express is another application which is being removed from the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
Microsoft Joins the Smart Thermostat Game Market
With the Johnson Controls Microsoft has partnered to launch a smart thermostat product called GLAS. The company Johnson Controls is known for creating the first electric room thermostat.
It is said that the GLAS smart thermostat will operate on the Microsoft update for Windows 10 IoT core operating system. A translucent touchscreen that supports Cortana voice commands is also provided to the GLAS smart thermostat, so you do not have to talk to your phone or a smart speaker to adjust the temperature. Plus the GLAS device will be able to detect air quality indoors and outdoors and also the presence of users in the room.
Microsoft Launches LinkedIn App for Microsoft Update for Windows 10 PCs
The new LinkedIn app has launched for Windows 10, whose notifications can be seen from the Windows 10 Action Center. Through the Windows Store, Microsoft has been distributing the LinkedIn app in several phases. But the app should be fully rolled out by the end of July. The LinkedIn app can be launched from the Start Menu or pinned as a Live Tile after the installation.
For Microsoft update for Windows 10 the LinkedIn app makes it easier than ever to work smarter, connect to opportunity, and tap into your professional potential. It can be simply accessible from your taskbar and Start menu, and when you click on Start, you never miss important highlights from your connections if you pin a Live Tile on the Menu bar. LinkedIn for Windows 10 delivers real-time professional updates through Windows 10 Action Center, which includes new messages, trending news in your industry, insights on who’s viewed your profile, and other timely highlights on your professional network said by the LinkedIn’s Hermes Alvarez in a blog post.
The LinkedIn app will be available in 22 languages across the world such as Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Turkish, Swedish, Thai, Malay, and Romanian. In order to download the app, launch the Windows Store and search for LinkedIn.