Microsoft has released the August Update, which is the first version of a new monthly update system for Windows 8.1
And you don’t have to wait for Microsoft to push the updates, we have the official download links for the updates, which you can manually install.
Yes I said updates, because there are two files, and you will need to install them chronologically, i.e (number wise).
Download links for the August Update for Windows 8.1:
Install KB 2975719 (170 MB file) and reboot.
Then, install the KB 2990532 (1.7 MB file) and reboot.
Features of the August Update:
- Precision touchpad improvements – three new end-user settings have been added: Leave touch pad on when a mouse is connected; allow right-clicks on the touchpad; double-tap and drag.
- Miracast Receive – 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 – 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.
The monthly updates are just to add new features, you will still be getting weekly updates for bug fixes, like the one I got after installing the August Update.