Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC Released – This is a Big Update

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Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC today to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. It’s a first one released in 2017 and it’s a big update with tons of new features and improvements.

Let’s take quick peek to find out what’s new in Build 15002.

Microsoft Edge

  • Tab preview bar – allows you to easily glance at a visual preview of every tab. Click the chevron icon to start and use touch, mouse wheel, or touchpad to scroll through the list.

  • Set these tabs aside – two new buttons next to your tabs in Microsoft Edge to help you quickly manage all your tabs without losing your flow.
  • Jump list for Microsoft Edge – it’s finally here. You can now launch a new window or new InPrivate window straight from the Taskbar.
  • Flash click-to-run – Microsoft Edge will now block untrusted Flash content by default until the user explicitly chooses to play it.
  • Web payment – Microsoft Edge now has preview support for the new Payment Request API, which allows sites to make checkout easier using the payment and shipping preferences stored in your Microsoft Wallet.

Start and Shell

  • Tile folders in Start – you will now be able to group your Start tiles into folders. Simply drag and drop one tile on top of another tile in Start to create a folder. Much like how it works on iPhone.

  • Updated Windows Share experience – The new Windows Share experience will pop-up the new share fly-out within the app you are sharing from and give you a list of applications you can share to. Because of this, the function of Win+H keyboard shortcut has been removed.
  • Capture a region of your screen – Use Win + Shift + S to capture a region of your screen and copy it to the clipboard for pasting. This replaces the one in OneNote 2016, if you are using it.
  • Improved high-DPI support for desktop apps
  • Smooth Window Resize
  • Desktop icon placement and scaling improvements
  • Simplified and faster VPN access – A much-requested feature from our VPN users, we’ve updated the Network fly-out so that after selecting a VPN, you can now click connect from within the flyout rather needing to open VPN Settings.
  • Lunar calendar support for the taskbar – no more figuring out when the next Chinese New Year would be.

Accessibility

  • A more inclusive experience out of the box
  • Narrator support for WinPE and WinRE
  • Braille support in Windows
  • The Narrator keyboard shortcut is changing
  • Improved legibility for UWP apps in high contrast

Windows Defender

  • New options to run quick, advanced, or full scans.
  • Device performance and health scans give you a report on your PC’s health.
  • Family options have visual improvements and links you to great content/applications on the web to set up a family or view device information.
  • Settings pages to change configuration on the app or learn more about it
  • General bug fixes and improvements.

Additionally, Refresh Windows on-demand will be introduced in Windows Defender. If your PC is running slow, crashes or is unable to update your Windows, this option may help you.

Settings

  • Settings pages now contain additional information on the right or bottom (depending on the window size) providing links to support, feedback, and any other related settings if available.
  • Since the System Settings list was getting quite long, the app-related settings are now moved into a new category called Apps.
  • The header on the landing page of each Settings category will now stay in place as you pan the page.
  • Lower Blue Light – Windows can now automatically lower the amount of blue light emitted from your PC at night.
  • New per app Surface Dial settings
  • Windows Personalization now supports recent colors
  • Improved Cross-Device Experiences Settings

BSOD is now GSOD

Any build released in Windows Insider will now have a GSOD, instead of the classic blue color. Released version will continue to have the classic blue color, including the final release of the Windows 10 Creators Update. This is another way to tell whether you are on a pre-release build or final build.

Update experience

  • A new option that enables you to pause updates on your computer for up to 35 days.
  • A new option that allows you to decide whether or not to include driver updates.
  • A new icon to the Windows Settings page to make easier to see your update status at a glance.

Read more here on Windows Experience.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks Kent. Regarding “Tile folders in Start”, you could have said “Much like how it works on Windows Phone”, rather than iPhone. 😉

    In fact it sounds exactly like it works on my phone.

      • Further to this, I’d also like to see the same functionality for Pinned items in the Taskbar. I did find one paid app that seems like it will do that, but it really seems like an obvious feature.

        • Hmm…I don’t think it will happen though. Pinning different type of icons in the same group doesn’t sound like a good idea to me. People like me having a bunch of icons pinned on the taskbar will certainly have difficulty finding the icon to launch the app.

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