What's included in Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926

Microsoft announced a number of new features in Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926 on January 21, 2015.

Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926

Users who participate in the open trial of the so-called Technical Preview can download and install build 9926 to get a taste of some of the new features that have been introduced. See what Microsoft has announced.

The new experiences that come with Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926, include the following:

  • The Cortana, available on computers and tablets. The personal digital assistant named Cortana, which made its first appearance last year, on Windows Phone, will now be available on Windows 10 computers and tablets, "aiming to help users complete their work quickly and efficiently" . Cortana is a personal assistant who learns the user's preferences in order to provide him with the most relevant recommendations, quick access to information and important reminders. Interaction is natural and easy through voice (English only) or typing, "with advanced control functions that increase trust and transparency."
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926 will include the new Microsoft browser, codenamed "Project Spartan", which was designed to provide better interoperability. With new features built exclusively for the new browser, it 'will offer more reliability and better browsing'. Some of the most sophisticated browser features will be the ability of users to spot either the keyboard or the special pen directly on the site and to "share" things easier with their friends. The user will also be able to read the information they are interested in, in a new, simplified way, unbundled, offering better reading experience, either online or offline. In addition, its incorporation Cortana will allow the user to find and do things at a faster pace. All this is part of the new look and feel of Windows 10.
  • Xbox Live and the new Xbox app bring new gaming experiences in Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926. Xbox in Windows 10 allows gamers and developers to have access to the expanded Xbox Live network on both Windows 10 computers and Xbox One. Players can record, edit and share their best gaming moments through the Game DVR while also having the chance to play new games with their friends on various devices at once, bringing together millions of gamers from all over the world. the world. The games (DirectX 12) application of Windows 10, will present improvements in speed, efficiency and graphics. Gamers will also be able to play games on their computers, which will be made streamed directly from the Xbox One console to tablets or computers inside their home.
    Note that Xbox Live features, including game recording, are only available with supported games on countries that support Xbox Live. Direct X12 is only available with supported games and graphics chips. The number of games that 2015 will be available to support cross-device play is limited. Additional titles will follow. Multiplayer streaming from Xbox One requires an internet connection and Xbox Live Gold Subscription (sold separately). Gold subscription and multiplayer play is required on Xbox One.
  • Office for Windows 10. Office applications in Windows 10 offer a "touch-first" experience on all devices. New versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook have been designed from the beginning to run on Windows, especially for touch devices, and offer the unique, familiar Office experience to consumers. With previously known features, users can create and edit Word files with great ease. New PowerPoint features allow users to score on slides in real time, while the new commands touch on Excel provide the ability to create and update spreadsheets without the use of a keyboard and a mouse. The next version of Office desktop suite is also under construction and Microsoft will be able to share more in the coming months.

In addition, Windows 10 features and innovations include:

  • Continuum mode. On 2 devices on 1, Windows 10 will be easy to understand when the user is using a device as a laptop and then as a tablet, by going into the new mode with ease.
  • New unified applications. Windows 10 will offer a new application experience on all devices for Photos, Videos, Music, Maps, Contacts & Messaging as well as for Mail & Calendar. These embedded applications are designed so that the feel and the image are the same from application to application and device to device. The content is saved and synchronized via OneDrive, enabling users to start something on a device and complete it on another.

Source: tech.in.gr

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