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New Windows 10 Technical Preview available now

by Todd Haselton | March 18, 2015March 18, 2015 9:00 pm PDT

Windows 10 Hands-On-3

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that it has just released the latest version of its Windows 10 Technical Preview for PCs. The news follows an earlier announcement that revealed the operating system will launch globally sometime this summer, complete with new security features.

The biggest change in the latest release is the addition of Cortana functionality for consumers in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and China. The feature was already available in the U.S., however. Microsoft also said it “polished” up the Start screen, ironed out some kinks in its Virtual Desktops feature, added some changes to the Photos application and more. There’s also a new “network fly-out” feature in the taskbar that should make it easier to control your wireless conncetions on the fly, and new “experimental lock screen features” such as did-you-know trivia and tips/how-tos.

You should be able to apply the update to your PC now. And Microsoft adds that only experienced users who know this is a technical build, and not a final product, should give it a whirl.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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