Microsoft has just released a new version for users who are registered with Windows Insider (Dev channel). The biggest change in this build is the availability of the new design in the Start menu.
Windows 10 build 20180 brings no other new features, and Microsoft says the tiles in the new Start menu are now live for everyone.
Prior to this release, the company only had the redesigned Start menu on some of the Insiders, as it was conducting tests to determine the reliability of the update.
"We have activated many of the new features mentioned in the July 1 release for Build 20161, such as live tile tails in the Start menu. The new feature for pinned sites that we mentioned in Build 20175 last week is still only available to a subset of Insiders, ”says Microsoft.
There are also many small changes that users should be aware of when installing this new version.
First of all, the new folder icon in the Start menu is now a bit smaller, and Microsoft says it tried to align its size with the other icons. This changed after user comments.
Just like all other preview versions, this one comes with a number of known issues that you can see at complete changelog.
These updates personally leave me indifferent, as they aim for a nicer UI while the system presents problems for many users, usually those who use older hardware.
Either way, it's marketing used by Microsoft and requires full press releases even when a Windows developer is scratched.