It has been quite some time since we’ve posted about the Windows 10 Insider Preview program that Microsoft launched back in October. With Windows 10 coming closer to release, we feel that now would be a great time to revisit the preview of Microsoft’s next big operating system.
This past week, Microsoft have released builds 10158 and 10159 back to back for insiders to sink their teeth into and help with refining the experience (and squashing bugs along the way). Here are a few of the things we’ve noticed with these builds.
Microsoft’s Project Spartan browser, the successor to Internet Explorer, has received Microsoft Edge branding. In tow are a few more features: optional home button, favorites/bookmark imports, additional New Tab customization, password and form-fill management, background audio when the window is out of focus, the ability to drag and drop tabs between windows, and a dark theme to reduce eye-strain in the low-light.
Microsoft have also refined both the desktop and tablet experiences, improving animation, app compatibility in the new Tablet mode, among a host of new shortcuts to get to your apps quickly.
Cortana has also seen a few updates! Things like a consolidated bar next to the Start menu, a dark theme, and new capabilities such as flight tracking, alerts, email dictation, and integration with Office 365 (if you’ve opted into First Release).
Overall, Windows 10 is shaping up to be a solid release! We’ve been thoroughly impressed with the operating system as its development has progressed. For any questions or support regarding Microsoft Windows, feel free to contact us or stop by any of our 9 retail locations in Texas!