Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10061 ready for download

Windows 10 build 10061 download from Windows Update

Microsoft pushes Windows 10 build 10061 to the Fast ring of updates. The software giant today announced a big update coming to the Xbox app for Windows 10, but some of the features required to be running a newer build (10061); and while many of us thought that had to wait a bit longer to get the new bits, short after the software giant announced the release of the new build.

Windows 10 build 10061 includes the following improvements:

  • New Mail and Calendar apps: These new Windows apps brings an updated UI, with a toggle to quickly move between your inbox and calendar. Mail features new customizable Swipe Gestures, allowing you to delete, flag, move or mark as read/unread. Mail also includes a new familiar and capability of Word offering rich text format on every email. The Mail and Calendar apps support Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, IMAP, POP, and other type of accounts.
  • Start, Taskbar, and Action Center: Windows 10 build 10061 introduces a new dark theme across the Start menu Taskbar, and Action Center. Now, you’ll notice that the Start menu and Taskbar feature transparency and you can resize the Start menu. Microsoft is also enabling AutoColor to pull the primary color of the current background to use it as the system’s color scheme. You can now customize the Windows 10 Personalization from the Settings app. In addition, the company has relocated the power option to the bottom-left corner of Start menu.
  • Continuum: Entering Tablet Mode causes the Start button, Cortana, and the Task View buttons to all grow in size and space out to be more touchable. Items in the Notification area also widen to improve “touchability”. Also, pinned and running apps are removed by default to reduce clutter and simplify the experience. Start and Task View remain available for launching and switching. Microsoft also added a convenient option on Settings to show all the apps on your taskbar when using Tablet Mode.
  • Task View: Microsoft has refined the window icons, the close buttons, and the thumbnails. These improvements also apply to Alt+Tab and Snap Assist. Task View gets a new icon on the Taskbar too.
  • Virtual Desktop: You can create unlimited Virtual Desktops. When you hit the limit of your display, a new overflow experience now lets you access any one of your desktops.

Microsoft has also fixed the following issues:

  • Indexing of new email in Outlook was not working.
  • Hyper-V preventing you from enabling it.
  • Visual Studio will no longer crash when creating a new Universal app project.
  • Project Spartan fixes. You can now double-click on the titlebar to maximize. Microsoft has also made some tweaks to the alignment of the Favorites Bar so that the text and icons no longer appear partially below the bottom of the Favorites Bar.

Windows 10 build 10061 will install automatically, but for those who can’t wait, you can download and install the new build by going to Settings \ Update & recovery \ Windows Updates and clicking Check for updates.

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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.