Windows 10: new features likely to be included in the next build

Windows 10 build 9841 desktop with Start menu

As Microsoft plans to release a new Windows 10 Technical Preview build in a very near future, rumors about what the new build will include start to surface. First and foremost it seems that the next public preview of Windows 10 will release under the 986x build number (may be it will be 9860 or 9861, if we follow the 9841 pattern).

It’s still early to tell, but it seems that Microsoft will be including changes on the Network options that we see in the Charms bar. For example, when accessing the basic network settings from the Charms bar in build 9841, it behaves in the same way it does in Windows 8.1, where you can manage networks from the charms pane. In the newer build of Windows 10, accessing the network settings has changed. Now clicking the Network button opens the settings in a new window, where users can get access to the Wi-Fi and wired settings, and VPN controls are also accessible from here.

It’s not surprising that Microsoft is taking a new direction on accessing some of the settings currently accessible from the Charms bar as we already know that the company is preparing to move away from this experience at least for desktop users. Tablets will continue to have access to the Charms bar, but Microsoft will further modify the experience before launch.

Updated animations in Windows 10 makes the operating system more slick and polished operating system. It appears that the next build of Windows 10 will include new system animations when launching and minimizing a new window. Now when opening a new window, you’ll see that it flies out in to the screen from the icon and the same occurs when you minimize a window, it flies back to the icon in the Taskbar. This will look familiar if you ever used Apple’s OS X, the effects are similar when opening and minimizing a window in to the dock. (Though, Windows already features transitions, the one in Windows 10 is an updated version.)

Finally, the Notification Center has been spotted in a newer build of Windows 10 Technical Preview. However, it’s unclear if Microsoft will push the feature in the next build for Windows Insiders.

SEE ALSO: Windows 9: notification center shown in action from leaked build 9834 (video)

The features and changes that I’m mentioning here are likely to be part of Windows 10. Though, it’s yet unclear if all of them will be included in the next build that Microsoft plans to release soon.

It’s worth noting again that Microsoft has stated that those users who change the registry key to see newer builds of Windows 10 won’t be able to update to future builds. So if you’re one of those users, here is how to roll back the settings.

The information was collected from several reports published by Neowin.net and article previously published by Pureinfotech.

Update: Windows 10 Technical Preview rolled out with build number 9860 and all the features are mentioned in this article are part of the release.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.