Microsoft Launcher packs in cutomization improvements in the latest update

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Microsoft Launcher on Google Play

Microsoft has started rolling out the next update for its Android launcher to consumers. Bumping the version number up to, the update includes customization improvements and functional enhancements:

  • Let meeting attendees know you’re running late from the calendar card.

Employees whose enterprises leverage Microsoft Intune’s data protection policies can now use the Microsoft Launcher for viewing corporate data.Adjust icon size in the app drawer, dock and home screen.Set wallpapers for home and lock screen (7.0+)Add blank pages in vertical mode;Recurring reminders;Oreo shortcuts creation;

There is also a new ‘Trending on”

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Microsoft Launcher Bing Trading On

Bing’ section when accessing the search interface. This is basically a miniature news feed showing currently popular news topics that direct the user to a Bing search.

Although suitable for everyone, Microsoft Launcher is a great option for those looking to stick with Microsoft’s ecosystem on Android, especially now that Microsoft’s own mobile endeavors appear to be abandoned.

Expect the update to land on your device soon, otherwise, you can download the app from the Google Play Store.


Want to see all data Windows 10 sends Microsoft?

While I doubt this tool will alleviate any of the concerns some people have over Windows 10’s data collection, it does at least give some insight into what’s being sent to Microsoft – assuming, that is, you trust the reporting to be truthful and accurate.

Following the publication last year of the data collected by Windows 10’s built-in telemetry and diagnostic tracking, Microsoft today announced that the next major Windows 10 update, due around March or April, will support a new app, the Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer, that will allow Windows users to browse and inspect the data that the system has collected.