Microsoft has released the first update dubbed build 9860 to the Windows 10 Technical Preview. The update brings with it the Notification Center and movable apps to the desktop operating system. In addition, Microsoft is also introducing a new cadence option that speeds up the interval time before one can receive new builds. Also Read - A new Windows 11 teaser released ahead of launch: Here's a look
The major features Microsoft has added to the newer build is the Notification Center (also referred to as Action Center) for Windows PCs, and the ability to move apps between monitors. Furthermore, there is also an animation effect while switching between desktops. Also Read - Windows 11 launch LIVE Updates: How to watch livestream, top announcements from Microsoft
The new Action Center has striking resemblance with Windows Phone 8.1’s Action Center that Microsoft rolled out earlier this year. You can find the Action Center via a new icon in the notification area of the taskbar. The other feature – movable apps can be triggered by hitting the keyboard combination Win + Shift + arrow. This will move the app to the adjacent monitor. Also Read - Windows 11 will improve multi-monitor workflow; here's how
Depending on users’ preference on how fast they want to receive the new builds, the company has introduced a new option, which can be found in the ‘Update and Recovery’ section of the settings. Essentially, the updates that rollout faster are ought to have more bugs, while by being in the slow cadence, users will get more stable builds.
The update can be snagged via the PC settings. Go to “Update and Recovery”, and then “preview builds” and click on the “check now” button. Do note that the new update could take over 2GB of data.
As with the previous build, we will again advise you to not install this on your primary machine. These builds are bound to run into bugs and issues.