New Windows 10 Build 9860 Now Available For Download, Includes New Action Center

Windows 10 9860

Microsoft today released a new Windows Technical Preview build to its Windows Insider program members. This new Build 9860 includes new features and several improvements.

Microsoft has made nearly 7,000 improvements and fixes to the product between 9841 and 9860. Many of those fixes were based on problem reports that people submitted in the Community forum or through the Windows Feedback app. And following are the new features included in this build.

  • Action Center for Windows PCs. As we shared when we announced Windows 10 in September, we aren’t limiting our view to one specific device type. We are looking across our entire product family to look at ways to bring great experiences to our customers across different devices. So with this build, we’re bringing “Action Center” from Windows Phone over to the PC as the place where you can see and follow up on all actionable items. This build is focused ONLY on enabling basic notifications – quick actions and cleaner UI will come later. You’ll see notifications from the system and apps – from new emails and invites to IMs, Facebook posts and more – all in one place, so you don’t miss a thing. Click on the new Action Center icon in the notification area of your taskbar to check it out.
  • Move apps easily from one monitor to another. When you’re working on multiple monitors, use WIN+SHIFT+<arrow> to move the active app to another monitor. You can find a list of new keyboard shortcuts for navigating and managing your multiple desktops here in this blog post.
  • Animation for switching desktops. One of the pieces of feedback that you gave us was that it was hard to know when you were switching desktops. We addressed your feedback by adding an animation to make it clear that you are switching. Check it out by creating some new desktops and moving between them.

Go to Start> search for PC settings>update and recovery> preview builds to install.

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