Microsoft screwed firmly on the Windows 10-Preview The new PC version contains the digital assistant Cortana and the browser “Spartan” What’s still in there otherwise, reveals ULTIMATE TECH NEWS.
- 1 Windows 10: The Consumer Preview Overview
- 1.0.1 Build 10061: Dark optics and Start Menu improvements
- 1.0.2 Build 10061: optics has rough edges
- 1.0.3 Build 10061 New Super Dashboard
- 1.0.4 Build 10061: Old Metro elements dwindle more and more
- 1.0.5 Build 10061: Better personalization through more color
- 1.0.6 Build 10061: New tablet mode
- 1.0.7 Build 10061: New Mail app with surprise
- 1.0.8 Build 10061: Intelligent e-mail synchronization
- 1.0.9 Build 10061: Simple e-mail window
- 1.0.10 Build 10061: Mail app is now tips
- 1.0.11 Build 10061: New Calendar App
- 1.0.12 Build 10061: New battery power settings
- 1.0.13 Build 10061: Hidden Battery Settings
- 1.0.14 Build 10061: What is good for the Battery Saver?
- 1.0.15 Build 10061: Updated Xbox App
- 1.0.16 Development of Windows 10
- 1.0.17 Design changes and new Start menu
- 1.0.18 Windows 10: This is what the tablet version of
- 1.0.19 The home screen
- 1.0.20 Apps with a lot of space
- 1.0.21 News app
- 1.0.22 With feedback function
- 1.0.24 The tablet Explorer
- 1.0.25 The Settings app
- 1.0.26 The alarm clock app
- 1.0.27 Windows 10: New Apps
- 1.0.28 Conclusion: Windows 10 Technical Preview
- 1.0.29 Free trial versions of Microsoft
- 1.0.30 Important information for testers
- 1.0.31 If necessary: burn ISO
- 1.0.32 Start Windows 10 from the Setup DVD
- 1.0.33 Exciting new for players
- 1.0.34 HoloLens & Co : A look into the future
Windows 10 Preview: The new version provides the
The new so-called Build 10061 is now available for download. It offers several improvements the most important the advanced dashboard message center and direct jump possibilities to essential system settings The browser Spartan is still on board at first glance, but with no discernible improvement Also Cortana is there but does not get to test computers with German language settings A reaching to the smallest detail list of changes Microsoft provides in-house blog .
Windows 10: The Consumer Preview Overview
Build 10061: Dark optics and Start Menu improvements
Microsoft has received on the “Insider Program” a lot of feedback to some dreary design of Windows 10 The “Dark Theme” replaces the gray appearance it offers more contrasts.Also interesting The Windows 7 from known transparency as the Start menu returns and evaluates the appearance of the new Windows again clearly on Good The Start menu is now adjustable in width and height In addition the off button in Build 10061 migrates downward in the vicinity of the Windows logo Therefore the off works faster.
Build 10061: optics has rough edges
Despite the modern black design Windows 10 acts compared to Apple’s iOS and Android 8 5 at making ends meet simply too bleak and dreary. It reminds rather of the look and feel of Windows versions of the late 80s than to a modern operating system in this case the settings window as an example.
Build 10061 New Super Dashboard
For more than 12 buttons in the notification area at the bottom right users can now easily access the most important features of Windows 10 There lightning fast access to the following features • Tablet mode: Transforms the Windows 10 Start menu in the 8 known Windows tile surface. • Display: Use this button to change fast the resolution or font size. •Media Connect: Using the still fairly low spread Miracast protocol to transfer the screen contents on display devices such as televisions or projectors. • Airplane mode: Turns Bluetooth and WLAN off. • Battery Saver: Activates the Battery Saver mode. • Bluetooth:Turn the Bluetooth receiver on or off. • Location: Turns the GPS function. Rotation Lock:Prevents or disables the automatic rotation of the display. • VPN: enables you to set up the connection to a corporate network quickly or cap. • Wi-Fi: Turns the wireless connection on and off. • : Brightness adjusts the brightness in increments of 25 percent.On tablet PCs call the Dashboard via a swipe gesture on the right of the screen on.
Build 10061: Old Metro elements dwindle more and more
The three years ago traded by Microsoft as the Revolution of the Operation Metro-optic device slowly but surely forgotten. While Windows 10 is still straightforward, but Microsoft dispensed more and more on the annoying horizontal navigation This illustrates for example when the weather app Old Weather App You need to scroll sideways to get as weather maps or hourly forecasts of information. This is for many users unnatural because websites and apps on any and all other platforms scroll vertically for years or make available such information on menus. New Weather App: All information is now hidden in menu items above. This makes the operation much easier
Build 10061: Better personalization through more color
In the new version allows colors of taskbar, Start menu, windows and the Notification area much easier on the new “Settings” Manage App
Build 10061: New tablet mode
When activating the tablet mode the desktop, texts and symbols disappear appear larger and another for finger operation with more intervals. The off button has slipped well down here and therefore a little easier to reach with your thumb. In the left column of the view see the recently installed apps and Windows’ own classics like Paint and Notepad Law however are the new apps such as the browser Spartan, Mail and Calendar to find.
Build 10061: New Mail app with surprise
Since the preliminary version published in March, Microsoft also filed belonging to the Mail and Calendar app. After a colorful welcome screen welcomes the user equal to a surprise Instead of becoming less popular Yahoo e-mail account users can now also set up an Apple iCloud account.
Build 10061: Intelligent e-mail synchronization
Once installed the app reminds again more to the more well-known from Windows 7-times “Windows Live Mail” app or the big brother Outlook Ingenious The app monitors how often you check your e-mails and will adjust the synchronization setting. If you check your e-mails about once a day, the app also syncs only once a day automatically to save battery power and data traffic.
Build 10061: Simple e-mail window
The Mail app shows the folder in the left column, the emails in the middle and the right content in the preview window. In the old Windows Mail app folder were confusingly hidden Photos can be performed conveniently embed a button, rotate, crop and resize – even here at last a sensible step back to Windows Live Mail functionality.
Build 10061: Mail app is now tips
Nice gimmick users can always integrate your own background image in the reading column of the Mail app. What is necessary, is not visible Much more useful for PC novices, however are the animated tips that important tricks and gestures can be learned.
Build 10061: New Calendar App
The Calendar app has received a fresh coat of paint. They automatically detect the account settings of the Mail app and settles down on their own Multiple Calendars about Gmail and Outlook Exchange can be viewed in parallel and color lifted from each other.
Build 10061: New battery power settings
Here it is “Balanced” and omitted “power saving mode” with the bare pop the battery indicator Easy access to the three power modes “high performance”.
Build 10061: Hidden Battery Settings
From exclusive source white COMPUTERBILD that in future versions a little fancier display with flash access to the “Battery Saver” -Sparmodus appears at this point. In version 10061, this mode is only available through the Settings app.
Build 10061: What is good for the Battery Saver?
Helps the Battery Saver what? No In the first test with a Surface Pro first-generation device held with activated Battery Saver when watching an HD movie four hours 14 minutes by. Without there were 4 hours and 10 minutes. Instead but much more useful function to set a savings plan “power saving mode” was buried deep in the system settings The well-known since Vista saving mode throttles the processor and graphics card, reducing the brightness and can disable several background functions and thus gain much more than the new Battery Saver which provides only that the new apps such as “news” or “mail” not permanent are active in the background. The need to urgently return Microsoft
Did they even found the deep hidden power saving features from previous versions of Windows, but a few new features can be found: So professionals can here about throttle the maximum power consumption of the hard drive
Build 10061: Updated Xbox App
In addition to the new games interface DirectX 12, which promises better performance and graphics for upcoming games, visit the new Windows 10 version also an updated Xbox app allows gamers their game sessions using the key combination record WINDOWS + G and WINDOWS + ALT + create print high-resolution screenshots Also own avatars for Xbox Live can be directly inside the app create.
Development of Windows 10
For now the new version is aimed exclusively at Windows 10 testers who have put their version on fast updates. A few days ago Microsoft explained his approach in developing So the manufacturers new versions (Canary builds) tested daily first of all in a small team Passes the first test process promising may the members of “Operation Systems Group” ran, which is then followed the group wide audit Finally the manufacturer supplies all Windows-testers who want quick update with a new version Based on their feedback Microsoft eliminates errors and adjusts the program to again before the last person circle, Windows tester with slow update cycles may turn.
Immediately noticeable The developers have reworked the Start menu vigorously Convenient for users of portable computers with touch screens or PC is the ability to turn on the new Start menu via button at the top right in the full screen mode. The designers have refreshed the look of the software center and animation adds Who pushes about the Windows logo key see how the Start menu from the bottom is flying upwards. The already known from previous versions newsroom (Action Center) now makes a usable impression. The Charms Bar is gone whose task is performed now probably the message bar. Here you have the possibility to respond to new messages and events and make settings also for the first time. The buttons for minimizing, maximizing and closing windows now appear in classical programs and apps uniform appearance. Their coloring is modern and stands out clearly from Windows 7 and 8.1 from Nett When maximizing of windows you see the first time in the history of Windows-chic animation. Who previously used Windows 8 states that the caption of windows no longer centered appears As with Windows 7 read in title bars from the left whether just the File Manager or the Run dialog is opened. The optical changes make a good impression but are partially a step back to Windows 7 standards.
Windows 10: This is what the tablet version of
The home screen
The unofficial images originate from the American website WinBeta who already was 10 supposed to be a device with an early beta of the tablet version of Windows. This variant is quasi the successor to Windows RT designed for small devices with a screen size under 9 inches (about 30 centimeters). As with the Windows 10 version for smart phones, there is no additional desktop but only the “modern” app-view.
Apps with a lot of space
Microsoft is based in the home screen from the Windows tablet smartphone do the universal apps like the big Windows 10. In the picture below you can see for example, the voice recorder which is similar to the last detail of the app in Windows 10.
The news app for writing and receiving text messages is missing from the large windows 10th
With feedback function
Of course there is in the tablet Beta familiar from Windows 10 tile to give Microsoft feedback.
The tablet Explorer
This tile is missing in the big Windows 10 because there is the Windows Explorer in the desktop version there. The file explorer is the app version to move, copy or delete files and folders.
The Settings app
The Settings app resembles externally the big Windows 10 version, but also offers new features of Windows 10 for smartphones.
The alarm clock app
Windows 10 small tablets is far from finished. This is already regarded many apps at first glance, such as the alarm clock app. Most applications, even the alarm clock pictured below right have three points. A tip on it and it works out a list of other app functions.This corresponds to the Charms bar from Windows. 8
Windows 10: New Apps
Also on board is the new Xbox app The shows you all the games that you gamble straight games your friends and scores and rankings and awards An integrated chat feature allows sharing with friends. A special user interface screenshots of the game action can be applied alternatively press and hold the most recent 30 seconds as a video and then save or share. The possibility of games of the Xbox One at a terminal with Windows to stream 10 shown as part of the presentation is not yet available. By contrast in the new build stuck updated apps Parallel to the famous store there is a second store app in beta grows with a different design and a black origin tile. The card and photo apps, are also available in an updated version. In new splendor of the Windows calculator shines you call him about using the Start menu command “calc” on He appears to be larger than usual and looks like a mix of app and desktop application. The new default browser for Windows 10, the Microsoft code named Spartan developed has not yet made it into the official pre-release version of the new OS.
Conclusion: Windows 10 Technical Preview
Cortana, Spartan and the Start menu are so far to the three major innovations.Cortana only worked on one of five test machines in the COMPUTER BILD editorial.Spartan is promising but still piecemeal. At least the Start menu makes a good impression. In sum but Microsoft must give correct gas, especially since the system still does a little sluggish impression about at the start. For the coming months, the Group has provided further updates in prospect. But did not so much time left to the software giant, if it wants to meet the schedule and Windows 10 in the summer to be ready.
Free trial versions of Microsoft
Anyone who wants to test Windows 10 can do this for free. COMPUTER You can find download links that lead to the Microsoft servers with download option. There is a 32-bit and a 64-bit version : The first version uses system memory beyond 4 Gigabytes not complete, but is sometimes necessary to use some older programs. Appropriate is the 64-bit version: It uses the entire memory and provides it with optimized programs Tempo benefits. Windows 10 for smartphones, Microsoft in February as a test version ready.
Important information for testers
Since Microsoft plans to offer its new operating system as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and -8-users (at least for the first year after publication), each interested in technology user should take the chance and make familiar with Windows 10.Dangerous for experimenting with the system must not be: Microsoft emphasized though that the pre-release versions provided may contain errors, but who it hires properly reduces data loss risk trying out to a minimum The following installation types are on offer.
If necessary: burn ISO
Do you want to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on a second PC or a separate partition (in addition to Windows 7 or 8.1), burn the ISO file to a blank DVD. Insert a blank disc into the drive, click the right mouse button on the downloaded file and selectthe disk image to burn . This context menu option has existed since Windows 7 Who else uses XP or Vista or the internal operation of the system due to an error can not be used, the ISO file to a blank disc brings otherwise Recommended for burning is about Img Burn Adventurous users who want to set up your new Windows in a virtual environment without better on burning A blank is optional for the installation with a few clicks you load the ISO image file in the virtualization software.
Start Windows 10 from the Setup DVD
Do you want to install Windows 10 does not virtually in a separate window, but “right” insert the installation disc into the drive and restart the PC. He will start from the DVD and begin setting up, possibly changing the boot order in the BIOS setup is needed.You call this setting menu by pressing the corresponding key while the PC starts it varies from one computer to another in the most common cases are the keys F2 , F10 , Escape , Delete . Inside the BIOS, then transported using the keyboard’s internal CD / DVD drive in the First Boot Device ( or similar) to the top of. This marks the beginning of the burned DVD setup works, call alternatively a special boot menu. The key to press appear in PC-Start on the screen. In the menu select keyboard from your drive and press Enter. The launch of the Windows 10-DVD starts. When the appropriate message of the installation disk will appear, press any key on your keyboard.
Exciting new for players
Microsoft puts players closer to the center: The developers integrated an Xbox app into the system. It displays about the games your friends high scores, also a chat feature is provided. A special user interface screenshots or videos of matches gezockten applied.With the updated interface collection DirectX 12 accompanied realistic picture and sound sequences. Up to 50 percent more gaming performance the developers promise. “Xbox One The new Windows app for Player “Windows 10: All new features for smartphones in detail
HoloLens & Co : A look into the future
At the press presentation on January 21, Microsoft introduced its own hardware before: HoloLens , a futuristic VR goggles that generates holograms. You transform your surroundings hereby into a digital playground and go into virtual worlds. The also shown Surface Hub is a huge tablet that is to give the company for more productivity Start and end video meetings should fold quickly using the device. A price not called the Redmond company Microsoft Surface Hub: XXL tablet for conference room.