A quick list of all the changes and improvements in Windows 10 Insider build 15002

Kip Kniskern

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Microsoft just released Windows 10 Insider build 15002, and it’s a doozy! In case you’re a little overwhelmed by all the changes included in the new build (as we are!), here’s a quick list of what’s new and improved. We’ll have more on the changes coming right up, but here’s an overview:

Microsoft Edge

The new build makes it easier to keep track of your tabs, and a lot more! Here’s what’s improved:

  • Tab Preview bar – a new preview bar shows what’s on your tabs
  • Set these tabs aside – clear your slate and start over when you’ve simply got too many tabs open
  • Jump List for Microsoft Edge – Edge gets it’s own Jump List
  • Component UI – a new UWP architecture allows for a faster UI
  • Flash Click-to-Run – Flash is now blocked by default
  • Web Payments – Microsoft Wallet makes a preview appearance in Edge

Start and Shell

  • Tile folders in Start – just like Windows 10 Mobile!
  • Windows Share experience updated – a cleaner look for share
  • OneNote 2016’s Screen Capture is now built in to Windows 10!
  • High DPI support is improved
  • Window resizing has been smoothed out
  • Desktop Icon placement, scaling is improved
  • VPN access is improved
  • Sign in dialog for apps is improved
  • Chinese Lunar calendar support comes to the taskbar
  • Better notification experience for app developers

Windows Ink

  • Pen, pencil, highlighter controls show what color is selected
  • Point erase added to SketchPad and Screen Sketch – erase only pieces of your mistakes!


  • Better with Cortana app will find all your Cortana enababled app commands
  • More recurrence options for Reminders
  • Keyboard shortcut for Cortana is changing to WIN + C


  • Better accessibility out-of-the-box (OOBE)
  • Narrator support for WinPE and WinRE
  • Braille support!
  • Windows Narrator keyboard shortcut is now CTRL + WIN + Enter
  • Narrator gets Scan mode improvements
  • UWP apps get improved legibility in high contrast

Windows Defender


  • New options to run quick, advanced, or full scans.
  • Device performance and health scans give you a report on your PC’s health.
  • Family options has visual improvements and links you to great content/applications on the web to set up a family or view device information.
  • Settings pages to change configuration on the app or learn more about it
  • General bug fixes and improvements


  • Settings pages now contain links to support, feedback, and related settings
  • App settings have moved out of System to their own category: Apps
  • The Settings header now pins as you pan
  • Bluetooth settings are now combined with Connected devices
  • New display settings options
  • Blue light emissions setting has arrived!
  • Surface Dial gets per-app settings
  • Windows Personalization adds “Recent Colors”
  • Windows Theme management has moved from Control Panel to Settings!
  • Cross device experiences gets its own Settings page
  • Metered connection setting added to Ethernet connections

Precision Touchpad

  • new volume control experience
  • Touchpad Settings page improvements

A Green Screen of Death!

Hyper-V Manager has a new page, making management easier and faster

Update Experience improved

  • Pause updates for up to 35 days
  • include or opt out of driver updates
  • New Update Icon!

IME (Input Method Editor) Improvements

  • Improved access to Pinyin IME settings
  • New Settings page
  • new Hotkeys
  • Roaming self-learned phrases
  • Emoji panel redesigned
  • U-mode and V-mode complex input
  • Name input mode
  • Double pinyin scheme support
    • Japanese IME shows current mode
    • composition string length set to 3
    • English words show more frequently

Windows Insider Program website improved


Woah, that’s a lot of changes for one build! Check out our other coverage of Windows 10 Insider build 15002 for all the latest!