Yesterday Microsoft has released another Build for the Windows 10 Technical Preview, this time it was not for Phones but for Tablets and Desktop PC’s. Build 10061 has been released for the Fast Ring users only and brings of course again a lot of improvements under the hood to make it a bit more smooth experience. Apart from bug fixes we are also getting some new features, there is for example the new dark theme which we already know from the previously leaked Build. This brings you the ability to change the theme, just like in Windows Phone, to white or black. There are also included new Mail and Calendar apps which are now Universal Apps and bring a great user experience to the PC.
These are just a few nice new improvements but by far not all, below you can have a look at the official Changelog which has been published by Microsoft on their Windows Blog
- New Mail and Calendar apps:
These new apps bring improved performance and a familiar three-pane email UI, with a toggle to quickly move between your email and calendar. Mail includes customizable Swipe Gestures, letting you swipe right or left to take actions like delete, flag, move or mark as read/unread. Also check out the new email authoring experience. Mail leverages the familiar and rich capability of Word to that allows you to easily insert tables, add pictures and use bullets and color to your text. Both the new Mail and Calendar apps support Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, IMAP, POP and other popular accounts.
- Start, Taskbar, and Action Center improvements:
This build introduces the new black system theme across the Start menu, Taskbar, and Action Center. The Start menu and Taskbar now have transparency and you can also resize the Start menu. We’ve also enabled support for AutoColor which pulls the primary color from your desktop background. In the Settings app under Personalization, you can adjust the color of Start, Taskbar, and Action Center as well as transparency. Check these settings out and let us know what you think. And based on your feedback, we have moved the power button to the bottom left from the top right of the Start menu to make it more accessible.
- Continuum improvements:
The Taskbar is now more optimized for tablets. Entering Tablet Mode causes the Start button, Cortana, and the Task View buttons to all grow in size and space out to be more touchable. Items in the Notification area also widen to improve touchability. Also, pinned and running apps are removed by default to reduce clutter and simplify the experience. Start and Task View remain available for launching and switching. If you still prefer to see apps on your taskbar, there is an option under Tablet Mode in Settings to turn them back on. We also now offer a setting to boot directly into Tablet Mode. For tablets under 10 inches, this is the default behavior.
- Task View improvements:
We’ve made several visual updates to Task View. We’ve refined the window icons, the close buttons, and the thumbnails. These improvements also apply to Alt+Tab and Snap Assist. Task View gets a new icon on the Taskbar too.
- Virtual Desktop improvements:
You can create as many Virtual Desktops as you’d like! When you hit the limit of your display, a new overflow experience now lets you access any one of your desktops. Also, don’t forget that we are still eager to hear your feedback to determine the default behavior of the Taskbar across desktops.
Let me know your opinion about the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview, what do you think of the new Mail & Calendar app, just drop me a comment below with your opinion. Be sure to regularly check back at OneTechStop in the upcoming days as we will have a detailed look at the new Features of the Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10061
Source: Windows Blog
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