Microsoft has released the Windows 10 15002 Preview Build for PC Testers. This preview build gives us a look at what we can expect when Microsoft releases their Windows 10 Creators Update later this year.
In Windows Enterprise, Education and Professional, Microsoft is giving you the ability to pause incoming updates for up to 35 days. They are also giving you the ability to choose whether or not you want to include driver updates in the download package.
It is no secret that Microsoft would really prefer you use their browser as oppose to say Google Chrome or Firefox. In this preview build, we see that Microsoft has made some improvements to their Edge, in the hopes, it will encourage you to use it more often. For example, the tab bar lets PC users see a preview of every tab without actually leaving your current tab. They also make it easier to launch a new tab or an InPrivate window by adding those respective options directly to the taskbar. Edge will also block flash content by default.
Microsoft has introduced settings that allow you to set the amount of blue light that is emitted from the screen. This is important for people who use their computers a lot at night or in dark spaces. By adjusting this setting the light that is emitted will be easier on your eyes and supposedly will assist you in being able to sleep after use, by blocking melatonin.
Not a whole lot has changed with the start menu but there are some things worth mentioning. The overall look and mechanics of the start menu remain the same but Microsoft has added some features. For example, start tiles can now be grouped into folders, there is a new screenshot feature that allows you to capture an area of the screen and copy it to the clipboard, and the Windows Share Experience pop-up lets users quickly pick the app they want to share content to.
Microsoft has made some updates to Cortana, apparently making it smarter. They have simplified and made the VPN access faster. They have added high DPI support for desktop apps.
No doubt, when the Creators update is released this year there will be many more features that are not included in the preview build. A more detailed list and overview of the new features can be found here.