Halloween apparently isn’t over. Microsoft is taking the knife to 2 legacy apps inside Home windows 11: Home windows Maps and Motion pictures & TV. Nevertheless it’s syncing up with the Xbox app to provide you much more flexibility on the place to obtain video games.
The adjustments arrive as a part of Home windows Insider Construct 25987, within the Canary Channel. Recall that Canary is the far-future channel, the place Microsoft assessments out model new ideas which will by no means see the sunshine of day.
As a part of the set up course of, Microsoft stated that it might eradicate each the Home windows Maps and Film & TV apps from new installations. Each apps will stay for those who’re merely resetting your PC. In both case, Microsoft stated that it might additionally maintain the apps on the Home windows Retailer, the place they are going to be up to date as nicely.
This isn’t unsual; Microsoft’s telemetry tells it what apps are getting used, and subsequently which apps have to be maintained and up to date. However Microsoft has at all times tried to purge apps that aren’t getting used to scale back its personal improvement load, and lower a few of the bloat from Home windows. These two apps seem like the newest casualties.
Each Canary Construct 25987 and a associated Dev Channel construct, 23580, will even incorporate the pliability Microsoft has been including to the Xbox app. The latter app now permits you to obtain a sport to a drive of you’re selecting, and never simply the primary boot drive, C:. The Microsoft Retailer is being synced with the Xbox app to assist you to obtain the sport to different drives, too. That’s a plus, since Microsoft is now permitting you to not solely retailer video games in your boot drive, but additionally to make use of a gaming SSD for added storage.
The Dev Channel construct can be promising elevated throughput on information shared with close by share, eradicating the necessity to create a non-public community and permitting customers to make use of a public one if it’s obtainable.