Latest build: 10.0.1004519.03.'15

Latest fbl_impressive build: 10.0.1004519.03.'15

What's next?

What's next in Windows?

Next build

The features listened below are coming in the next Preview.

Internet Explorer

  • IE will be replaced by Project 'Spartan' as the default browser

Project 'Spartan'

  • Project 'Spartan' is a new browser to replace Internet Explorer as the default browser
  • Edge replaces Trident as a render engine
  • You can now draw on web-pages
  • Comments can now be added to web-pages (like Office)
  • Reading Mode is now build-in for desktops
  • Reading List is now build-in
  • Cortana is now build-in

Future builds

The features listened below are from unknown builds announced during "The Next Chapter" and other reliable sources. We'll sort out which feature belongs to which build as soon as we know for sure!

Features

  • The virtual keyboard has been enhanced
  • Windows Hello
    • Support for loging in with face recognition
    • Support for loging in with fingerprints
    • Support for loging in with eye scan
    • "Passport" will replace passwords

WinRT

  • WinRT apps now also work on Xbox One

Start

  • The Start menu can be resized
  • Transparency is available

Internet Explorer

  • Improvements to the Edge render engine
    • Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
    • CSS
      • Cross-Domain Font Loading
      • Filters
    • JavaScript
      • Default parameter
      • Generators
      • RegExp Build-ins (ES6)
      • ASM.js
    • Realtime / Communication
      • WebRTC - Object RTC API
    • Multimedia
      • Media Capture and Streams
      • Motion JPEG (MJPG)
    • Misc
      • <img srcset>
      • <main> element
      • Pointer Lock (Mouse Lock)
      • ARIA role 'none'
      • HTML Sections in Accessibility API
      • Pointer Lock (Mouse Lock)
    • Security
      • Meta Referrer
    • Graphics
      • SVG foreignobject element

Apps

  • Outlook
    • Mail has been replaced by Outlook
    • Outlook now has a ribbon design
  • Outlook Calendar
    • Calendar has been replaced by Outlook Calendar
  • People
    • People has been revamped
  • Photos
    • Photos now can creates albums
  • Settings
    • Windows Update
      • Optional driver updates will no longer get installed automatically
      • Option to scan against WSUS server or Windows/Microsoft Update
      • Notifications when new updates are available
      • When setting up a device, the first update scan will show all updates and require only one restart, instead of multiple restarts and multiple series of updates
      • Technical Preview updates will be completely integrated in Windows Update
  • Xbox Music
    • Xbox Music has been revamped
    • You'll be able to sync playlists through OneDrive

And further

  • DirectX 12 is now supported
  • USB 3.1 support

Technical Preview v10.0.1004118.03.'15

What's new in the Windows 10 Technical Preview 5?

Windows will update from version 10.0.9926 to 10.0.10041 after launching this update.

Desktop

  • You can now drag windows to another desktop in the Task View
  • Task View has been updated with a new interface
  • You can now choose to display all active apps from all desktops in the taskbar, or only the apps that are on the current desktop
  • The start button now has a smaller Windows logo and a new hover design
  • When clicking on the network icon, a new window shows up to manage your connection without opening Settings
  • The window preview in the taskbar has been updated with a new design
  • Multiple icons have been updated
  • When the taskbar is small, the date will still be visible

Start

  • The start menu now can be made transparent
  • You can now pin tiles by draging apps from the "All apps" list to the start screen
  • "Places" no longer have icons, and the "Places" title has been removed
  • The "All apps" icon has been changed
  • You can now put the PC to sleep with the power button in start
  • Folders now have an arrow to indicate that they contain a dropdown
  • Internet Explorer isn't listed in the "All apps" list
  • Tiles can now be changed (format, etc) with touch, similar to Windows Phone

Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer has been updated to version 11.0.10011
  • Improvements to the Edge render engine
    • CSS
      • Conditional Rules
      • Gradient Midpoints
    • User input
      • Date related input types
      • Touch Events
    • Multimedia
      • Web Audio API
    • Misc
      • ARAI Landmark Roles
      • Fullscreen API
    • DOM
      • DOM Level 3 XPath
    • Improved support for ECMAScript 6
    • Improved support for FeBlend mode
    • Improved support for CSS3 standards
    • Improved support for HTML5 standards
  • New flags have been added to about:flags
  • You can now send a smily face

Features

  • The lock screen now shows icons in the bottom right corner, instead of under the clock
  • The login screen has been redesigned
  • You can now print to PDF natively
  • You can now install apps from and move apps to an SD card
  • Context menus now have a touch-friendly design when using a touch screen (and a redesign in general)
  • Cortana is now available in China, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain
  • The Text Input canvas has been improved

Installation

  • The installation UI has been updated
  • The installation now shows a percentage that is a total of the full installation, rather then a percentage for each step
  • Cortana now gets introduced during installation
  • It's now more clear how to make a new Microsoft Account, or how to use a local account

Apps

  • Photos
    • The Live Tile is now integrated with OneDrive
    • Improved performance
    • Support for RAW files
    • Support for keyboard shortcuts
  • Reading List
    • Reading List now notifies you of its Windows Phone counterpart
  • Windows Store beta
    • Small changes to the UI in general
  • OneNote
    • OneNote Preview is now the default version and no longer requires an update to be installed to show up
  • Settings
    • There are new app management tools
    • You can now return to your previous Windows installation from within the Settings app's Recovery settings
    • Regular Win32 apps are now also displayed in with the WinRT apps in the Settings
    • UI items have been refreshed
    • You can now choose to receive updates through P2P
    • Windows Defender settings have been added
    • You can now choose the behavior of the Tablet mode switch
    • You can now pin settings the the startscreen
  • Windows Feedback
    • The Feedback app now has an improved interface
    • The category a feedback item belongs to is now displayed above that feedback item
  • Insider Hub
    • You can now track the feedback you've given
  • Scan
    • The Scan app has been revamped

And further

  • Loading screens for Restarting, Shutting down, etc. have been redesigned

Technical Preview v10.0.1003614.03.'15

What's new in the Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10036?

Leaked build

This build leaked onto the internet, we won't concider this build any further.

Desktop

  • You can now drag windows to another desktop in the Task View
  • Task View has been updated with a new interface
  • You can now choose to display all active apps from all desktops in the taskbar, or only the apps that are on the current desktop
  • The start button now has a smaller Windows logo and a new hover design
  • When clicking on the network icon, a new window shows up to manage your connection without opening Settings
  • The window preview in the taskbar has been updated with a new design
  • Multiple icons have been updated
  • When the taskbar is small, the date will still be visible

Start

  • The start menu now can be made transparent
  • You can now pin tiles by draging apps from the "All apps" list to the start screen
  • "Places" no longer have icons, and the "Places" title has been removed
  • The "All apps" icon has been changed
  • You can now put the PC to sleep with the power button in start
  • Folders now have an arrow to indicate that they contain a dropdown
  • Internet Explorer isn't listed in the "All apps" list

Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer has been updated to version 11.0.10011
  • Improved support for ECMAScript 6
  • Improved support for CSS3 standards
  • Improved support for HTML5 standards
  • New flags have been added to about:flags

Features

  • The lock screen now shows icons in the bottom right corner, instead of under the clock
  • The login screen has been redesigned
  • You can now print to PDF natively
  • You can now install apps from and move apps to an SD card
  • Context menus now have a touch-friendly design when using a touch screen (and a redesign in general)

Installation

  • The installation UI has been updated
  • The installation now shows a percentage that is a total of the full installation, rather then a percentage for each step
  • Cortana now gets introduced during installation
  • It's now more clear how to make a new Microsoft Account, or how to use a local account

Apps

  • Reading List
    • Reading List now notifies you of its Windows Phone counterpart
  • Windows Store beta
    • Small changes to the UI in general
  • OneNote
    • OneNote Preview is now the default version and no longer requires an update to be installed to show up
  • Settings
    • There are new app management tools
    • Regular Win32 apps are now also displayed in with the WinRT apps in the Settings
    • UI items have been refreshed
    • You can now choose to receive updates through P2P
    • Windows Defender settings have been added
    • You can now choose the behavior of the Tablet mode switch
  • Windows Feedback
    • The Feedback app now has an improved interface
    • The category a feedback item belongs to is now displayed above that feedback item
  • Insider Hub
    • You can now track the feedback you've given
  • Scan
    • The Scan app has been revamped

And further

  • Loading screens for Restarting, Shutting down, etc. have been redesigned

Technical Preview v10.0.992623.01.'15

What's new in the Windows 10 Technical Preview 4?

Windows will update from version 6.4.9879 to 10.0.9926 after launching this update.

Re-enabled features

Universal scroll is back in this build as optional feature.

Desktop

  • The desktop has received a new interface
  • Some animations have been altered
  • Win32 apps now also use gestures
  • Some icons have been redesigned to match the new UI
  • The search button is replaced with a searchbar by default
  • You can now choose the default folder for File Explorer
  • Win32 window chromes are now more similar to WinRT apps
  • Personalisation
    • The window color choices have been changed
    • There are new backgrounds

Start

  • Continuum is now available
  • The Start grid has been improved
  • The Start screen grid now scrolls vertically
  • Tiles no longer use a gradient and border

Features

  • Action Center
    • The Action Center has been revamped
    • You can now change quick settings in the Action Center
    • Notifications now can contain actions
    • A swipe from the right now opens the Action Center
    • Quick settings can now contain more settings
    • Notifications have received a new design
  • It's easier to connect to wireless audio and video devices
  • ALT+TAB now opens a view that's merged with the Task View
  • Classic Calculator has been removed
  • A "Pin to quick access" options has been added to the ribbon in the File Explorer, replacing Favorites

Internet Explorer

  • The Edge 12 rendering engine
    • HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)
    • HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
    • Video Tracks
    • DOM L3 XPath
    • Improved ECMAScript 6 Standard support
    • Improved ECMAScript non-standard support
  • F12 developer tools
    • New and improved Network Tools
    • HTML and CSS Pretty Printing support
    • Async Callstacks for Events and Timers
    • Sourcemaps for Styles and in the Memory Profiler
    • Find references and Go To Definitions
  • More Windows Insiders will get Edge 12 as the default engine to replace Trident 7

WinRT

  • WinRT apps have a new border chrome
  • Full screen mode is now a button on the window instead of in the hamburger menu
  • Settings fly-out now appears within an app
  • The Charms bar has been removed
  • Apps can now run within File Explorer (or pick a photo, Photos will load in File Explorer, for example)

Cortana

  • Cortana has been added

Apps

  • Alarms
    • Alarms has been redesigned
    • There is now a world clock function
  • Calculator
    • Calculator has received a new design
  • Camera
    • Camera has been revamped
  • Contact Support
    • Contact Support is a new app
  • Getting Started
    • Help + Tips has been renamed to Getting Started
    • Getting Started has been redesigned
  • Insiders Hub
    • Insiders Hub has been redesigned
  • Maps
    • Maps has been revamped
  • OneNote
    • OneNote has been updated to OneNote Preview
    • OneNote now has a ribbon design
    • You can now give feedback from the sidebar
    • You can now sync text-only for slow or mobile data connections
    • The radial menu has been removed
    • There are new mark-up options
      • You can now attach documents and pictures
      • You can now make checkbox lists
      • You can now add tables
      • Text can be highlighted with your fingers
    • KB3034229 is required to see the new OneNote app
  • Photos
    • Photos has been revamped
    • New Photos manage settings and features
    • Photos now remove duplicates automatically
    • Photos are now enhanced automatically
  • Settings
    • Settings has been merged with Control Panel
    • Settings has been revamped completely
    • New options for Aero Snap have been added
    • When downloading a new build, Windows Update will also show a progress bar
    • You can now choose to enable scrolling in inactive windows
    • There are new options to schedule restarts
    • Universal scroll is now added as an option under settings
  • Windows Feedback
    • Windows Feedback has received a new design
  • Windows Store beta
    • Windows Store beta has been added as a new app
  • Xbox
    • Xbox has been revamped

Media support

  • System-wide support for the FLAC & ALAC audio formats

And further

  • The Windows kernel major version number changed from version 6.4 to 10.0
  • The builds are now called Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview (instead of Windows Technical Preview)
  • The installation interface has been altered
  • The preview is now available in Japanese, Russian, German, French, French (Canada), Korean, Italian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America), Traditional Chinese, Swedish, Finnish, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch, Czech, Polish, Thai, Vietnamese (Language Interface Pack), Catalan (Language Interface Pack), and Hindi (Language Interface Pack)
  • Support for the Persian calendar
  • Updating to this build might reset some of your settings, even from official builds from Microsoft (like 7601, 9200, 9600, 9841, 9860 and 9879)

Technical Preview v10.0.990114.12.'14

What's new in the Windows Technical Preview build 9901?

Leaked build

This build leaked onto the internet, we won't concider this build any further.

Desktop

  • The search button has been replaced with a searchbar
  • Cortana is enabled by default
  • The taskbar has a new design
  • New backgrounds

Media support

  • System-wide support for the FLAC audio format

WinRT

  • The settings charm has been removed
  • Settings fly-out now appears within an app
  • The titlebar has been revamped, full screen is now on the bar instead of in an option menu
  • A lot of apps dropped the "Permissions" tab (when it's empty)
  • Apps can be installed on an SD

Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer reports to be version 11.0.9800 (from 11.0.9879)
  • Improved support for ECMAScript 6
  • Improved support for ECMAScript non-standard

Apps

  • Settings has been revamped with a new interface
    • Windows Update has been extended with a lot of new functionalities to replace the Control Panel counterpart
  • Calculator has been revamped
  • Alarms has been revamped
    • There is now a world clock function
  • Xbox has been revamped
  • Get started has been revamped
  • Photos has been added as an app (not to confuse with Photos)
  • Store beta has been added as an app (not to confuse with Store)
  • Maps has been revamped
  • Windows Feedback has been revamped
  • Sound recorder has been revamped
  • Lumia Camera beta has been added as an app
  • Xbox has been added as an app (not to confuse with Games)

Technical Preview v10.0.988802.12.'14

What's new in the Windows Technical Preview build 9888?

Leaked build

This build leaked onto the internet, we won't concider this build any further.

Desktop

  • Dropdown lists have been given a revamp
  • There are new animations for maximalization and restore

Apps

  • Settings
    • PC Setting has been renamed to Settings
    • zPC Setting has been removed
    • There is now a visible searchbar
    • The network page now contains more settings from the original fly-out
    • Battery saver has been extended
    • Under "System" an option "Maps" has been added to download offline maps
    • You can now add optional features through Settings

And further

  • The Windows kernel has been updated from version 6.4 to 10.0

Technical Preview v6.4.987912.11.'14

What's new in the Windows Technical Preview 3?

Windows will update from version 6.4.9860 to 6.4.9879 after launching this update.

Re-enabled features

The new snap modes has been re-enabled in this build.

Desktop

  • You can now disable the search and taskview button
  • The action center has been placed in the notification area
  • Favorite folders can now be pinned to Home in File Explorer
  • Animations have been refined
  • More icons have been replaced with new versions
  • OneDrive now uses selective sync, no more Smart Files
  • New battery indictor

Features

  • Touch gestures on a touchpad are now build in and universal across all Windows devices
  • Improvements to multi monitor support have been made
  • MKV support has been improved
  • "System compression" has been added to Disk Cleanup as a new option

WinRT

  • The 3 dots-icon has been replaced with a hamburger menu icon, works the same
  • Dialogs in WinRT are now windowed

Internet Explorer

  • A feedback icon has been added next to options prominent in the interface
  • Extended standard and API support
    • Support for Content Security Policy
    • GamePad API support has returned (as seen in Internet Explorer Developer Channel)
    • CSS Transforms - preserve-3d support
    • JS Arrow function
    • JS iterators
    • JS Symbols
    • Media Queries Level 4: Interaction Media Features
    • Selection API Support
    • WAV Audio Support
    • ES6 Built-ins
      • Math
      • Number
      • String
      • Object
    • ES6 Object Literal Enhancements
    • ES6 Promises
    • ES6 Classes
    • ES6 Spread
    • ES6 Template Strings
    • ES6 Proxies
    • ES6 WeakSet
  • Experimental Features Dashboard has been added under about:flags
  • The User Agent String has been altered
  • Edge has been added

Apps

  • Insider Hub
    • Insider Hub has been added as a new app, news portal for Windows Insiders
  • OneDrive
    • OneDrive has been removed as an app
  • Search
    • You can now pin the search app to the taskbar and start screen
  • PC Settings
    • Storage Sense has been added to the main menu
    • You can now back-up settings to OneDrive (not the same as sync)
  • Windows Feedback
    • Feedback can now be sorted on trending, number of "Me Too's" and most recent
    • The apps will take you back to the category after posting feedback
    • Bugfixes when using search
    • Screenshot button is now easier to find
  • zPC Settings
    • Some panels have been updated
    • You can now change your background hrough this app
    • Under "Privacy", Cortana options have been added

Technical Preview v6.4.986021.10.'14

What's new in the Windows Technical Preview 2?

Windows will update from version 6.4.9841 to 6.4.9860 after launching this update.

Disabled features

Universal scroll and the new snap modes has been disabled in this build.

Desktop

  • The Action Center icon has been added to the taskbar
  • Universal Apps now have a black titlebar instead of a colored one
  • Clicking the internet connection icon on the taskbar will open the PC Settings app instead of the fly-out
  • Multiple annimations have been altered

Features

  • Notifications are now added to the Action Center
  • Build-in mkv-file support
  • Build-in hvec-file support

Touch

  • Touching a textbox in the desktop will now auto start the onscreen keyboard
  • Swiping down from the screens edge will show an apps titlebar

WinRT

  • Apps can now run on a 1024x600 resolution

Build-in apps

  • PC Settings
    • DataSense is added to manage data connections
    • Battery Saver is added to manage energy consumption on mobile devices
    • You can now choose if you want new Windows builds as soon as they are released, or want to wait a couple of days
  • zPC Settings has been added as a new default app (changes are compared to PC Settings)
    • Multiple sections have been renamed, replaced, merged, or split
    • You can now add Optional Features through the app
    • Battery Saver (Devices) has been added to show usage details
    • Personalization settings have been added
    • Closed captioning can now be set in the app
    • Multiple privacy settings have been added
    • There are applets, through empty, for following items (sorted by section)
      • System: Windows Defender, Battery saver (System), Speech, Storage sense
      • Network and WiFi: Mobile hotspot, Data Sense, VPN, DirectAccess, Ethernet, Mobile broadband
      • Personalization: Themes, Background, Colors, Sounds
      • OEM

Technical Preview v6.4.984101.10.'14

What's new in the Windows Technical Preview?

Windows will update from version 6.0.6002 if you're on Windows Vista, 6.1.7601 if you're on Windows 7, 6.2.9200 if you're on Windows 8 or 6.3.9600 if you're on Windows 8.1 to 6.4.9841 after launching this update.

Desktop

  • Task view has been added
  • Suppport for multiple desktops
  • Task view replaced the App Switcher
  • Modern UI apps now can run on the desktop
  • Aero Snap has been updated
    • You can now snap up to 4 windows
    • When you snap a window and resize it, then snap another window to the other side, it will fill up the left screen instead of half the screen
    • When snapping an app, Windows will prompt a overview of other running apps to snap along
  • Universal Apps now can create a shortcut on the desktop or any ohter folder
  • You can now pin the Recycle Bin to the taskbar
  • You can now scroll a windows by pointing the cursor to it
  • When used on a touch enabled device, the icons in the notification area have more space

Start

  • The start menu has been added with support for Live Tiles
  • An option to switch back to the start screen has been added under "Start Menu" in "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties"
  • The Charmsbar can't be accessed with the mouse anymore, instead, a new menu button has to be clicked (keyboard and touch still available)

File Explorer

  • Home is the new default location
  • An "Add to favorites" button has been added under "Start" in the ribbon
  • An "Share" button has been added under "Share" in the ribbon
    • You can now share files from within the File Explorer with compatible Universal Apps

Internet Explorer

  • Support for HTTP/2 has been added
  • Improved performance for the Chakra Javascript-engine
  • The Immersive Internet Explorer has been removed
  • Public Suffix List is now used for interoperable Top Level Domain parsing

Build-in apps

  • Default apps have been updated to more recent versions
  • PC Settings
    • It's now possible to update to new Preview Builds with one click
    • You can now add Active Directory accounts
  • Search
    • The Search-app is now a default pinned item on the taskbar and can't be removed
    • Search now uses a new interface, similar to Bings search results

And futher

  • Some icons have been replaced
  • The virtual keyboard now shows AutoComplete suggestions
  • Command prompt
    • Standarized key shortcuts
    • Selecting text is now possible
    • Past from clipboard is now possible
    • Text wrap can be altered on resize
    • Leading zeros can now be trimmed in selections
    • You can alter the opacity of the window between 30 and 100 procent
  • Preview Updates can be rolled back in the EUFI screen
  • Compatibility mode for Windows 95, 98, Me, XP SP2 and XP SP3 has been removed