Microsoft has just rolled out the new August update for Windows 8.1 with a handful of minor enhancements and bug-fixes over its previous release.
With the intent of delivering a more user-friendly interface to traditional Windows users, the latest build (KB2975719) for Windows 8.1 brings a few interesting tweaks such as Precision Touchpad improvements, Miracast Receive and Minimise Login Prompts for SharePoint Online.
What This Means to Windows 8.1 Users
The new August update for Windows 8.1 brings better functionality for touchpad-enabled devices as well as a handful of new developer tools for improving the overall user experience with Windows devices.
Here is the complete list of features and improvements ported into the latest Windows 8.1 update (courtesy of Neowin):
- Precision touchpad improvements – it adds three new end-user settings: Leave touch pad on when a mouse is connected; allow right-clicks on the touchpad; double-tap and drag.
- Miracast Receive – it exposes a set of Wi-Fi direct APIs for Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) drivers or OEM drivers to develop Windows 32-bit applications that run on all supported x86-based or x64-based versions of Windows 8.1, enabling the computer as a Miracast receiver.
Minimizing login prompts for SharePoint Online – it reduces the number of prompts with federated use in accessing SharePoint Online sites. If you select the "Keep me signed in" check box when you log on for the first time, you will not see prompts for successive access to that SharePoint Online site.
Those who cannot wait for the update to arrive via the integrated Windows Update feature built into the OS, can download the new update manually using the direct links below.