Windows 10 news recap: Windows revenue declines while Surface increases, Chrome may get Windows Mixed Reality support, 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.

Microsoft’s FY19 Q2 Earnings highlight Azure and Surface increases, Windows declines

In Microsoft’s Q2 earnings for FY19, the company’s Windows revenue declined, but its Surface product line saw an increase. As expected, Azure continued on its track record of revenue increases. See all of Microsoft’s earnings details here.

Windows Mixed Reality support might be coming to Chrome

Google Chrome could support Windows Mixed Reality in the future. As part of its WebVR, a new commit to Chrome has added a flag to enable experimental Windows Mixed Reality support to the web browser.

Windows 10 Twitter app updates with LOADS of changes to events, video, and more

Twitter’s latest updates for its Windows 10 app bring a number of changes across the board, particularly for events and videos. Below is the changelog:


  • Video: Events with a video will now pop-out the video and put it in the bottom corner of the screen as you scroll down to read tweets.
  • Events: Added social context (‘8k people here’) to the events page to share the scale of the event.
  • Image Uploading: You can now resize and crop uploaded images for your Tweets and DMs.  Click the paintbrush icon on the bottom right after selecting an image to adjust the image (Profile image cropping is coming soon™).


  • Polls: Improvements to poll display and poll creation on smaller screens.
  • Emoji: Update emoji to Twemoji 11.3. Good visual coverage of the changes at Emojipedia and more specific details at GitHub
  • Profile: Allow media carousel to scroll through more items. It was set to 6, increased to 20.
  • Profile (mobile only, for now): When viewing an account’s Tweets, Likes, or Media we’ll show the total count. It appears under the account name in the header, and changes appropriately as you navigate the profile.
  • Images: Slightly improved image quality for large images.
  • Timeline: Scroll positioning now accurately accounts for the size of the top-navigation component.
  • Accessibility: Improved the screen readability of the composer to at the top of the timeline.
  • Direct Messages: Make the entire conversation a drag/drop target, rather than just the input component.


  • Profile: Profile photos are no longer slightly cropped.
  • Timeline: The ‘retweeted by’ text is now properly aligned.
  • Tweets: Tweet gif attachments were incorrectly limited to 5MB, we’ve increased the limit to 15MB.
  • Video: Fixed an issue when rotating a device while playing a full-screen video.
  • Video: Allow Firefox to autoplay videos too.
  • Timeline: Fixed a scroll position bug cause by a change in Chrome’s full-screen behavior.
  • Direct Messages: Images in DMs will always be full size (as opposed to the cropped display the timeline uses)

Internet Explorer 10 users encouraged to upgrade to IE11 by 2020, when security updates end

Users of Internet Explorer 10 are being encouraged to begin their upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 as the date for security updates on IE10 gets closer. Those who are still using IE10 should upgrade to IE11 by 2020.

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