Microsoft had a great year over-all. Let us take you back to what happened every month in 2016. We’ve already gave you the highlights for the past months. If you have not read them yet, check them out!




Here were the highlights in April

Windows 10

Windows 10 now runs on over 270+ million devices for 14.5% market share.

Windows 10 version 1511 was released to current branch for business.

Windows 10 devices

Lumia 650 went on sale in the United States for $199.00

Microsoft Store Canada offered Buy Lumia 950XL and get Lumia 950 for free.

Lumia 535 dethroned Lumia 520 as the most popular Lumia.

Window phone is not dead. This was after Terry Myerson affirms Microsoft commitment to mobile bringing Windows 10 to small screens running with ARM processors.

Build 2016

Chaseable Live Tiles announced. A Windows 10 Anniversary feature which will take you to a specific article from what the Live Tile is showing.

Universal Dismiss, Notification mirroring, Improved UI for Action Center announced for Windows 10 Mobile.

Windows Store will show app video trailers also along with screenshots.

Taskbar badging announced for Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Universal Dark Theme announced for Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Apps and Games

Cortana turns 2 years old.

TuneIn Radio Windows 10 app released to Windows 10 Mobile.

La Liga TV Windows 10 app was released to Windows Store.

Quantum Break became available in Windows Store.

Disney’s Crossy Road game was released to Windows Store.

Desktop App Converter (Project Centennial) was officially released.

Game Trooper’s Age of Cavemen was released to Windows Store.

VLC Windows 10 app was released to Windows Store.

Paradise Bay was released to Windows Store.

FOX Sports GO Windows 10 was released to Windows Store.

Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram were officially released to Windows 10.

Wattpad Windows 10 app was released to Windows Store.

There you go folks. They were the Microsoft-related highlights of what happened in April 2016. Up next, of course, May! Stay tuned!


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Mabuhay! Hi I'm Edward from the Philippines. I write about Microsoft, Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, and Xbox. News tips, comments, or feedbacks are welcome at [email protected].