If you have used Windows 10, you might be already familiar with promoted apps. The operating system installs some "recommended" Universal apps like Candy Crush Soda Saga or Twitter. Microsoft is going to bring more such apps with the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
The recently released builds 14328 and 14332 of Windows 10 Insider Preview come with a significant number of changes. Behind the scenes, these builds have got a number of new editions (or SKUs - stock keeping units) which will be available starting with Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
A new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328 for both PC and Mobile was just released for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. While this release does not bring much for Mobile, it is a major release for PCs. Windows 10 build 14328 for PC comes with lots of new features and improvements including Windows Ink, updated Start, and more.
New information about Windows 10 Anniversary Update has appeared on the Internet. In internal builds of Windows 10, which are not released to Insiders yet, a new feature was spotted in the Action Center. Now the user can create his own customized layout for Quick Action buttons using just drag-n-drop.
Microsoft has published a roadmap for Windows 10. This should help users learn which features are new to Windows 10, which features to expect and which have already been rolled out. The released roadmap document shows a number of new features which are planned for Windows 10. Let's see the details.
There is another change which Windows 10 Anniversary Update will bring to end users. As you might be knowing, in builds prior to the recently released 14316, you were able to open and use the classic Display applet, which allowed you to adjust the screen resolution and other display parameters. With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, all these settings will be accessible only through the Settings app.
A new build of Windows 10 Insider Preview is out. Participants of the Windows Insiders program can get Windows 10 build 14316 using the built in Windows Update service of the operating system. This build brings a big number of changes, including the Ubuntu Bash console demoed during the Build 2016.
As you may already know, Windows 10 Anniversary Update, formerly known as the Redstone 1 update, is expected to be released this summer. It has come to our knowledge that Microsoft is going to include a Dark Theme for apps and settings with this Update. The dark theme is already possible in Windows 10 so our guess is that they will simply provide a user interface to enable it so you won't need any Registry hacks or apps to enable it.
As smartphones and social media became popular, notification badges to show you new messages became a de facto standard. In Windows 7, Microsoft added overlays for the taskbar so apps could convey anything with a smaller icon over the application's icon.
That overlay could show for example, unread message count for IM and email apps, or play/paused status for media players and similar such notifications for websites pinned to the taskbar using IE. With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the same will be possible for Universal Apps.
It is known that Microsoft is going to improve the Start menu available in Windows 10. Today, an animation/video of the new Start menu appeared, so we can get a better idea of how it will be in Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Let's discuss it.