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Windows 10 Task Bar

 

In the Windows 10 Preview Builds released to the public, Microsoft has added two new buttons in the task bar in addition to Start button. One of them allows users to do search and the other allows them to switch between virtual desktops. While many people may find these buttons useful, some of the users want to remove them from the taskbar. Even though the current preview build does not allow users to remove these buttons, upcoming preview build will add an option for it. IT Home recently posted a screenshot of the feature. When you right click the task bar, you will have option to show/hide search and task view button.

Source: ITHome

As promised, Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Enterprise, allowing PC experts and IT Pros to try out the very early version of the OS ahead of the retail launch.

The Windows Technical Preview has been designed for Enterprises in mind, however anyone who is interested in helping Microsoft with feedback for the next version of Windows OS is welcome to participate through the new Windows Insider Program.

Start-Menu- Windows 10

The Technical Preview will get updated builds time to time, and you’ll receive these as soon as they’re available. The Preview OS also comes with the Windows Feedback app through which you can report any issues or bugs encountered while using the new OS.  You can also send suggestions to Microsoft, telling the company what you like and don’t like about new Windows 10 operating system.

The Windows 10 Technical Preview is set to expire on April 15, 2015. Microsoft will start sending you notifications beginning on April 1, 2015, to remind you about this fact. The Preview is available in English, Chinese Simplified, and Brazilian Portuguese for for x86 and x64 devices.

You can sign up for preview at insider.windows.com

Following today’s official announcement of Windows 10 OS, Microsoft also announced that they will be releasing a technical preview for PC experts and IT Pros to try out the new OS ahead of the retail launch. They have also posted a new video in which Windows VP Joe Belfiore talks about some of the new features in Windows 10 OS, like the new Start menu, multiple desktops, and improved multi-tasking.

Today was an important beginning for our customers and partners as we embark on the Windows 10 journey together. While it’s early and things are bound to change as we collaborate together in the months ahead, this should give a strong sense of where we’re going not only with the desktop experience, but in general overall. We’re looking forward to getting your feedback on Windows 10, as well as continuing this conversation in the weeks and months to come.

The technical preview will be available tomorrow through the new Windows Insider Program for laptops and desktops. The final version of Windows 10 is expected to officially release to the general public sometime in mid-2015, after Microsoft’s next Build conference.

[Source: Microsoft]

The Windows 10 story is still being written, but today’s event provided quite a bit of subtle detail for us. If you’re anxious to give it a shot, there’s good news. Starting tomorrow, you may be able to get early access to Windows 10 — if you’re ready for it.


Keep in mind, though, whatever you get your mitts on will be a beta build, and with beta come issues. Though Windows 10 has been presented today, there’s no reason to think it’s even close to finished. Now that we’ve got the friendly reminder on what to watch for, let’s move right along.

Called the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft is taking a page from their competition on this one. They’re inviting “enthusiastic fans to evaluate” Windows 10. Microsoft is following Apple’s footsteps down the beta-testing your desktop-ish OS hole.

Microsoft says they’re sharing “more than we ever have before, frankly earlier than we have before”. A technical preview for laptops and desktops will be waiting tomorrow, while a preview for servers will follow soon after. Windows 10 for mobile isn’t the aim here. Remember: enterprise first.

This technical preview is available starting tomorrow (via the source link below, which isn’t live yet), but when can you get the actual Windows 10? According to Microsoft, late 2015. So that technical preview is just that — very beta, and likely meant for a technically savvy audience.

Microsoft isn’t even finished with the larger points of Windows 10, promising more details on things like universal apps (those you can use on desktop or mobile) at their Build conference in April of next year. It’s then when Microsoft will start talking about the consumer side of Windows 10, too, which will probably have a lot to do with those universal apps and mobile.

Source: Windows Insider Program