Microsoft has rolled out a new build of Windows 10 for those of you in the Windows Insider Program. Windows 10 build 9860 features nearly 7,000 improvements and fixes since the initial release of Windows 10 on October 1st.
“Most of the changes in this build will be invisible to you, but we’ve made nearly 7,000 improvements and fixes to the product between 9841 and 9860. Many of those fixes were based on problem reports that you submitted in the Community forum or through the Windows Feedback app. Thanks! We also have a few visible changes that you’ll notice,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Here are the key features that are included with this new build. First, we are getting a taste of the new Action Center for Windows PCs. This means the Action Center in Windows Phone is now in Windows 10. Only basic notifications are enabled for now, with quick actions and a cleaner interface coming 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,” Microsoft adds.
Other new features in Windows 10 build 9860 include the ability to move apps easily from one monitor to another, and animations for switching desktops. “One of the pieces of feedback that you gave us was that it was hard to know when you were switching desktops. We addressed your feedback by adding an animation to make it clear that you are switching,” Microsoft explains.
Thus far, Microsoft has received over 250,000 pieces of feedback through the Windows Feedback tool, 25,381 community forum posts, and 641 suggestions in the Windows Suggestion Box.
In order to snag this build, you will need to open up the Start menu and search for ‘PC Settings’ or ‘Windows Update.’ Launch either the PC Settings app or the Windows Update Settings app. Select ‘Preview Builds’ on the left side and click ‘Check now’ to snag the newest build. Enjoy!