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First Look at an early version of the Windows 10 Consumer Preview (video)

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Microsoft is yet to announce any consumer features which will be available in Windows 10, but thanks to a leak earlier today, we’ve got our hands on what appears to  be an early build of what Microsoft is planning to reveal to consumers in January. The new build includes Cortana, an updated UI and many improved apps. So let’s dig in.

Cortana is one of many features which appears to be on schedule for a reveal in January. In this build, her UI is far more polished than what she was when we exclusively unveiled her running on the desktop a few weeks ago. Not only that, but the taskbar has started to get an update.

Furthermore, apps throughout the operating system are being updated too. A whole number of apps have been given a complete UI overhaul, and we expect many more apps to join in on the facelift soon. This is our first proper look at the direction in which the Modern UI is going, and it’s definitely a positive one.

We’ve embedded our video below for your viewing pleasure. Let us know what you think of this early consumer preview build below! Of course, as per usual, everything seen in the video does not represent the final product.

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