Windows 10: Windows 10 Consumer Preview features maybe in early 2015

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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       20 Nov 2014 #1

    Windows 10 Consumer Preview features maybe in early 2015

    It was announced recently that no more Windows 10 builds would be issued to Windows Insiders this year, and that the program will resume in early 2015. That leaves over a month and a half between now and the next publicly available build, so what can we expect to see in early 2015?

    Since the launch of the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft has introduced us to a new Start Menu, windowed Modern UI apps and many more awesome desktop-like features. The whole point of the Windows Technical Preview at this stage was to show Enterprises that Windows is still a viable desktop operating system, as well as receive feedback from Windows Insiders regarding the desktop as a whole.

    Internally, Microsoft is considering this a success. Over 200,000 bits of feedback has been submitted by Windows Insiders, and Enterprises are happy with the direction in which Windows 10 is heading. So what's the next step for Microsoft and its development journey with Windows 10? Consumers.

    The consumer side of Windows 10

    The new year should see Microsoft talking more about the consumer side of Windows 10, and we're expecting to see a consumer-orientated preview which runs on desktops, tablets and phones. Windows Insiders should start receiving new builds in January/February, and these new builds will be packed with new features for every kind of device. Microsoft should introduce Windows Phone 10 too and talk about its many new features.
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  2.    20 Nov 2014 #1

    Thanks for the information Shawn!

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  3.    20 Nov 2014 #2

    looking forward to consumer preview, hope it comes out early next year

    cheers for posting article
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  4.    20 Nov 2014 #3

    Good news, thanks Shawn.
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  5. Stephanie's Avatar
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       20 Nov 2014 #4

    Thank you Shawn
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  6.    20 Nov 2014 #5

    Oh well, since there's no more to see, I'll get to removing my TP virtual machine then.
    I missed you Vista.
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  7.    20 Nov 2014 #6

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    Oh well, since there's no more to see, I'll get to removing my TP virtual machine then.
    It'll get better! I'm not done tearin this bad boy apart yet!
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  8.    20 Nov 2014 #7

    I'm looking forward to seeing what they bring out. I'm happy they're changing the icons, I hope they make them more consistent.

    The article talked about build 989x, I'm currently on 9879, have there been further builds released?
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  9.    20 Nov 2014 #8

    What about this from the insider hub?

    And finally – we heard from you loud and clear: you want ISO images of the new builds we release. We want to give you what you want – but there’s a catch. Getting the update and install data from our preview builds mechanism is super important for us. It helps us ensure smooth ESD distribution, download, and upgrade success for this program going forward, and will also help us ensure a great Windows 10 upgrade process , so we’re going to release the ISOs at the same time as we publish to the Slow ring. That means if you want to be FIRST and FASTEST to get the build, you’ll need to use our preview builds mechanisms (either Automatic or Check now in Settings to download.) If you must have an ISO you’ll have to be a bit more patient. Hopefully this is a fair tradeoff. :)We continue to be humbled by all the feedback we’re receiving from Windows Insiders like you. Keep it coming!

    I have been patient for a week. but that can't last for much longer. Come on man
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  10.    21 Nov 2014 #9

    Gee, early holiday days off for the MS crew.

    I get a little amused with the author using words as "awesome", reminds me of "groovy, really keen, and neat-o". Beyond that though, how else would they expect Microsoft to respond, saying anything other than it was a success, that would be unimaginable. But, I did find WinBeta's comments about this, as interesting;

    On the desktop side of things, WinBeta understands that an updated UI and more "modernized" icons are on the way. By the time Windows 10 is released, we should have a whole batch of new icons, with the old ones nowhere in-sight. In the most recent builds (989x), the recycle bin, and many others have been updated. Regarding the updated UI, it's currently unclear what this entails. We understand that Microsoft has been thinking about introducing some form of transparency effect to the UI in Windows 10, but considering those plans aren't concrete, we're not holding our breath just yet.
    Could we possible see yet another, new, and different start menu of some sort???? ummmmmm

    I was thinking, why do the desktop icons need to be stationary? What if they were the scrolling start screen tiles, but still have your taskbar with a Windows 7 type menu that could be brought up. That kills 2 birds with one stone and nooo more swapping at all.
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