Microsoft releases first update to its Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft has released several new Windows 10 features for download to those running the Windows 10 Technical preview release.

Published Date
22 - Oct - 2014
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22 - Oct - 2014
 
Microsoft releases first update to its Windows 10 Technical Previ...

Microsoft has announced the first update to its pre-release Windows 10 version, build 9860. The new build includes new animations, Action Center (the Windows 10 notification center) and a way to more easily move apps between multiple monitors.

Microsoft's updated Technical Preview release adds support for some new animations for switching between virtual desktops. Users can also move apps between monitors more easily with the latest preview build by using Type WINKEY + SHIFT + <arrow>. It also adds new features including a new Start Menu and the ability to run Metro-Style/Windows Store apps in windows on the desktop.

Testers can also set the speed at which they'd like to receive updates, going forward. Users can opt for fast or slow by using a dropdown box in PC Settings under update and recovery. The "Fast" setting means users will get the bits as soon as they've passed testing inside Microsoft.

Microsoft has added in the blog release that the product comes with some known issues. The preview model has some UI roughness, sleep, regressions (Wi-Fi networking) and a few multi-display issues. 

According to sources, Microsoft is expected to release an updated consumer preview of Windows 10 to testers as early as Jan 2015. The company may also release a first preview build of its combined Windows Phone/Windows RT operating system, that will run on Windows Phones as well as tablets at the same time. Microsoft officials have stated that they plan to launch new devices preloaded with Windows 10 in summer 2015.

Microsoft's Gabe Aul wrote in a new post to Blogging Windows, "This is the first update build to Windows 10 Technical Preview, and we'll continue to deliver more as part of the Windows Insider Program. Sometimes they'll be more frequent and sometimes there will be longer gaps, but they will always be chock full of changes and improvements, as well as some bugs and things that are not quite done. As we've said, we're sharing stuff early and moving quickly to do so. In fact, the build that we're rolling out today is something that we ourselves only got a little over a week ago! I hope that you're as excited about seeing these early builds as we are to share them with you and hear your feedback."

Source: Windows Blog