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Cumulative Update for Windows 10 August 31, 2016

KB3176938 was downloaded and installed automatically today (restart required). It applies to Windows 10 Version 1607.

This update includes improvements and fixes to enhance the functionality of Windows 10 Version 1607. Fixes and improvements:

August 31, 2016 — KB3176938 (OS Build 14393.105)
This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

    Improved reliability of Windows Ink Workspace, Microsoft Edge, File Server, Windows kernel, Microsoft Component Object Model (COM), Cluster Health Service, Hyper-V, multi-factor authentication (MFA), NTFS file system, PowerShell, Internet Explorer 11, facial recognition, graphics, Windows Store, and Windows Shell.
    Improved performance related to purchasing Windows Store apps.
    Improved battery life of wearable devices (such as the Microsoft Band) while Bluetooth is connected and idle.
    Improved compatibility of using Xbox One controllers with various games.
    Addressed issue with incorrect character mapping between Japanese and Unicode for the question mark.
    Addressed issue that prevents the download and initialization of .NET objects in Internet Explorer 11.
    Improved support of new near-field communication (NFC) chips for Windows 10 Mobile.
    Addressed issue with game or app audio not resuming after ending a call on Windows 10 Mobile.
    Addressed additional issues with compatibility, remote desktop, BitLocker, PowerShell, Direct3D, networking policies, Dynamic Access Control (DAC) rules, Microsoft Edge, Connected Standby, mobile device management (MDM), printing, Fingerprint logon, and Cortana.

From my point of view, I notice only 2 improvements:
1) the little blue ring icon (indicating background activity in progress) no longer is continually running beside the pointer when I open any app or browser (it had been)
2) Cortana no longer works - Yay!


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