Windows 10 news recap: Samsung announces deeper Microsoft integration, Parallels Desktop to bring full Windows apps to Chromebooks, and more

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Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

New Surface Pro 7 firmware updates improve power efficiency and Cortana experience

Surface Pro 7 users were sent a new firmware update this week. This latest update improves power efficiency and the Cortana experience. It is recommended to install the updates in order to ensure you’re getting the most out of the Surface Pro 7 battery.

Surface Pro 7 Red
Surface Pro 7 Red

Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise will bring full Windows apps to Chromebooks later this fall

Enterprise users of Parallels Desktop for Chromebook are set to be able to make use of full Windows apps this fall, as part of bringing Windows virtual machines to Chromebooks, much like the case with Mac.

Parallels Desktop For Chromebook Enterprise

Samsung deepens its partnership with Microsoft with new Office, Your Phone, and Xbox integrations

Microsoft’s foray back into the phone market with the Surface Duo dual-screen phone doesn’t appear to have tainted the relationship between Microsoft and Samsung, with Samsung announcing a number of new and improved integrations with Microsoft’s services. Of note for Windows 10 users, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 will gain the ability to launch Android apps from your phone on a Windows 10 PC.

You can read about all the announcements by Samsung here.

Microsoft Samsung partnership Windows 10 Galaxy Note20

That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Windows 10 news.