Windows 10 Notification Center Arrives in Preview Build
Members of Windows Insider, Microsoft's early access program, can now take the operating system's smartphone-like Action Center for a spin.Microsoft has released a new preview build (9860) of its upcoming Windows 10 operating system that includes one of its most anticipated features, the Action Center. "This is the first update build to Windows 10 Technical Preview, and we'll continue to deliver more as part of the Windows Insider Program," announced Gabe Aul, Data and Fundamentals lead in Microsoft's Operating Systems Group, in a blog post. Among the preview's features is an app that provides a mechanism for reporting bugs and soliciting suggestions. Members of the Windows Insider program are not only putting the app through its paces, but their feedback is already having an impact on the operating system's development. Aul reported that participants have sent more than 250,000 pieces of app feedback. Users have also chimed in with 25,381 community forum posts and 641 Windows Suggestion Box submissions. "Most of the changes in this build will be invisible to you, but we've made nearly 7,000 improvements and fixes to the product between 9841 and 9860," said Aul. "Many of those fixes were based on problem reports that you submitted in the Community forum or through the Windows Feedback app."
Owing to the early state of the software, Aul explained that users can expect some bugs. While portions of user interface (UI) will appear to have regressed, Microsoft is still working the kinks out, he assured.