Microsoft release new build of Windows 10 for testers

Microsoft release new build of Windows 10 for testers

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With the release of Windows 10 Microsoft have promised to provide frequent updates to the OS for Windows Insider Testers. Today Microsoft have delivered on that with a new build of Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Build 9860 will be delivered automatically via Windows Update or via PC Settings, Update and recovery, Preview builds and click the Check Now button.I am currently download the update which rolls in at just over 2GB so in the mean time the Windows Blog have the details.

The changes include the addition of Action Centre, so you get a Windows Phone style notification list which is a great addition and you no longer miss events happening on the PC. At the moment only basic notification are enables and more will come later but for now you will see emails, Instant Messages and app notification.

Other changes are animations when switching desktops and you can use WIN+SHIFT+<arrow> to switch from one monitor to another when you are using multiple desktops.

I am looking forward to playing with Action Center and seeing what comes in the next build.

Action Center for Windows PCs. As we shared when we announced Windows 10 in September, we aren’t limiting our view to one specific device type. We are looking across our entire product family to look at ways to bring great experiences to our customers across different devices. So with this build, we’re bringing “Action Center” from Windows Phone over to the PC as the place where you can see and follow up on all actionable items. This build is focused ONLY on enabling basic notifications – quick actions and cleaner UI will come later. You’ll see notifications from the system and apps – from new emails and invites to IMs, Facebook posts and more – all in one place, so you don’t miss a thing. Click on the new Action Center icon in the notification area of your taskbar to check it out.

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