Ahead of the October 26 general availability date for Windows 8, Microsoft has released a cumulative update for its new operating system. A few notables of the update include performance improvements, extended battery life, improved audio and video playback, along with enhanced application and driver compatibility. The update rolls out today to Enterprise customers or MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) subscribers.
Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky posted to the MSDN blog in the early afternoon of Tuesday alerting developers that a Windows 8 update would hit the Update portals later that day. Sinofsky stressed that Microsoft strives “to deliver these ‘post-RTM’ updates sooner than a [traditional] service pack.”
This particular updated, dubbed “Windows 8 Client and Windows Server 2012 General Availability Cumulative Update”, attempts to deliver enormous performance upgrades. The performance improvements include –
- Increased power efficiency to extend battery life,
- Performance improvements in Windows 8 applications and Start screen,
- Improved audio and video playback in many scenarios, and
- Improved application and driver compatibility with Windows 8.
Recall that Windows 8 will be generally available from October 26. The waiting period in-between allow the developers to dive deep into the updated operating system to find additional omissions. Let’s pray, all the kinks are scratched away prior to the public release.
Source: The Next Web