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    Windows 10: What's in the January preview release?

    Windows 10: What's in the January preview release?


    Posted: 22 Jan 2015

    In a rapid-fire live demo in Redmond yesterday, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore showed off the latest features of Windows 10 to a room full of press and analysts and an online audience.
    The January consumer preview release will be delivered as an automatic update to members of the Windows 10 Insiders program "in the next week," Microsoft executives said, with a preview of Windows 10 for phones coming in February.
    But don't expect the impending preview to include all the Windows 10 features that were highlighted in Belfiore's live demo. During his presentation, Belfiore repeatedly cautioned that these new features will roll out "over the next three, four, five months."

    So what will be in the next preview and what's still missing? I spent some hands-on time with this build on some demo machines after the event with an eye to looking at what's in and what's still missing.
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    22 Jan 2015


  1. Posts : 24,243
    Mint 20.3
       #1

    What's missing?

    In particular, the new Project Spartan browser won't be included, and it might not make its debut next month, either. That means there'll be no touch-friendly way to browse the Web in this preview, nor is there a way to easily share content from Web pages or save links to the built-in Reading List.
    More waiting
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  2. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #2

    Oh shucks.. but I would rather wait for a finished product.
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  3. Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       #3

    BunnyJ said:
    Oh shucks.. but I would rather wait for a finished product.
    ???????
    You are aware that Win10 is not a finished product - right?

    Sorry Jeff, I just couldn't resist.
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  4. Posts : 696
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       #4

    I would rather wait for a preview of Spartan Browser...
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  5. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #5

    Slartybart said:
    BunnyJ said:
    Oh shucks.. but I would rather wait for a finished product.
    ???????
    You are aware that Win10 is not a finished product - right?

    Sorry Jeff, I just couldn't resist.
    I meant, the finished version of Spartan. Sorry for not being more clear about that point.

    Jeff
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  6. Posts : 22,741
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       #6

    Vladimir said:
    I would rather wait for a preview of Spartan Browser...
    I think we'll get one soon,
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  7. Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       #7

    BunnyJ said:
    Slartybart said:
    BunnyJ said:
    Oh shucks.. but I would rather wait for a finished product.
    ???????
    You are aware that Win10 is not a finished product - right?

    Sorry Jeff, I just couldn't resist.
    I meant, the finished version of Spartan. Sorry for not being more clear about that point.

    Jeff
    No worries, I think everyone understood. I have a tendency to see / read things with a sense of humor.

    One time a co-worker sent out an eMail that read
    I'm looking for a manual. It was last seen in Brian's cubicle, which has disappeared.

    I sent a reply asking if Brian was ok
    ... you see, it sounded to me as if the cubicle disappeared, not the manual.

    I'm not always serious
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  8. Posts : 1,151
    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    Spartan will probably be in next build after the January one
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  9. Posts : 803
    10 Pro Preview x64
       #9

    Dave44 said:
    Spartan will probably be in next build after the January one
    Which January one?
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