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Microsoft takes the first step towards making Continuum actually useful on Windows 10 Mobile

#Windows10 #ContinuumMicrosoft takes the first step towards making Continuum actually useful on Windows 10 Mobile : When Microsoft introduced Continuum for phones on Windows 10 Mobile back in 2015, the company surprised most of us. It looked like a very nice feature – and when it actually hit the market it turned out to be a very neat feature as well.

Microsoft marketed it quite well, and it is now one of the key features on most high-end  Windows 10 Mobile devices. Since its launch however Continuum unfortunately didn’t get any major new features, and that was quite disappointing.

After almost a year Continuum is quite limited. For instance, it doesn’t support multi-window mode, and the simplest things such as the ability to use Continuum while your phone is locked isn’t available.

Most importantly though, the absence of multi-window mode didn’t allow users utilize the full power of their Windows 10 Mobile devices. Thankfully though, that is about to change.

Today, Microsoft took the first step towards making Continuum actually useful on Windows 10 Mobile. The company today released Windows 10 Build 14946 to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring, introducing the ability to use Continuum even when your phone is locked.

Of course, that doesn’t sound like a very important or major feature – but it’s the start of some major updates which will be coming to Continuum on Windows 10 Mobile in 2017. Just last month at Microsoft Ignite 2016, Microsoft provided a quick look at some of the upcoming Continuum features.

These improvements will include multi-window mode support – a feature which is going to make Continuum seriously powerful and provide a much better “desktop-like” experience. Right now, users are limited to using one app at a time, and they have to switch between apps quite a lot – especially when used in a real-world business scenario.

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