Another week of Windows 10 news in the bag. This week kicked off with WinBeta giving its readers an exclusive first look at Windows 10 build 10108. Build 10108 is pretty much building off the foundations which are found in 10074, so there aren’t many new changes. The changes which are new though are appreciated. First up, the 3D Live Tile animation is now a lot smoother, and looks like what was seen at the BUILD and Ignite demos.
Also this week, Microsoft confirmed that the Windows Insider Program would indeed continue after the RTM of Windows 10. this is definitely an exciting news for all those users who are interested in testing the pre-release software from the company, and help it improve. As for Windows 10, it’s expected to see the light of the day later this summer, but initially for desktop. Windows 10 for phones may get a little delayed, but we’re hopeful it will be worth the wait.
Microsoft also explained how Windows 10 is the last version of Windows this week. The last version of Windows… what does that mean? It means that from now on, Windows is going to be built in such a way that it can be continuously updated – in other words, a service. For example, by separating out many of the features into their own apps, Microsoft can update each piece with bug fixes or feature requests from its users.
The Windows 10 Beta Store received a major update this week which introduced an improved UI and more. The update brings a number of new features and performance tweaks to offer a better user experience. If you’re running Windows 10 build 10074, you should have the update by now, and may notice several performance improvements. There’s also an option to toggle automatic app updates so you don’t have to manually do it every time an app receives an update.
Finally this week, WinBeta showed you the new changes in build 10114. The Start Menu has been updated, moving File Explorer and Settings to the bottom of the apps list, there’s also a new Start tab in Settings and the Insider Hub has received a major update.
So there you have it, another week of Windows 10 news done and dusted. What was your favorite story?