Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9860 arrives with Action Center

Brittany A. Roston - Oct 21, 2014, 9:34pm CDT
Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9860 arrives with Action Center

The Windows 10 Technical Preview became available on October 1st, and now following closely after it is the first update build, Build 9860. Microsoft’s Gabe Aul introduced the new build today, saying that updates will sometimes be frequent and sometimes be spaced longer apart — regardless, each will bring improvements and other changes, as well as the bugs users should expect to encounter for the time being. Though the first update is bringing a slew of changes, the most notable one is perhaps the inclusion of Action Center.

Microsoft says it has received more than 250,000 bits of feedback from those using the Windows Feedback tool, not to mention the more than 25k posts that have surfaced on the related community forum and hundreds of suggestions through the Windows Suggestion Box. This has culminated in about 7,000 bug fixes and improvements.

The Action Center has arrived, with Microsoft saying this first build is “focused ONLY on enabling basic notifications”. The user interface will be cleaned up with later updates, among other things. Joining the Action Center is a feature for multi-monitor users, allowing one to move an active app to a different monitor via Win + Shift + < applicable arrow key >. There’s also a new animation that makes it clear when you’re switching desktops.

Of course, the update is bringing with it its own problems, including some new problems that weren’t present in the first iteration. Start menu items could disappear, Internet Explorer glyphs might show up “garbled”, and other issues Microsoft refers to as “roughness”. There are also known issues with broken Mahjong and Solitaire games, getting “sleep” to work properly, and troubles undocking monitors in certain arrangements.

SOURCE: Windows Blog


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