And once again delivering on its promise of rolling out Windows 10 builds in an accelerated manner, Microsoft has now released the latest Windows 10 Build. The build, numbered 10061 has brought in a host of bug fixes along with the introduction of Mail and Calendar apps.
You can wait for your PCs normal installation time for Windows Updates and it will install automatically, or you can go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Updates and click the “Check for updates” button.
If you’re in the Slow ring, Microsoft says that it made the decision to not push 10049 out to you because of the bug with long upgrade times caused by installing all Language Packs. Microsoft is hence evaluating how 10061 goes in the Fast ring before deciding whether to push it out to Slow as well.
As for newbies coming in this build, let’s take a look at what al we’ve got here :
New Mail and Calendar apps:
These new apps bring improved performance and a familiar three-pane email UI, with a toggle to quickly move between your email and calendar. Mail includes customizable Swipe Gestures, letting you swipe right or left to take actions like delete, flag, move or mark as read/unread.
Microsoft has leveraged capabilities of Word to that allows you to easily insert tables, add pictures and use bullets and color to your text. Both the new Mail and Calendar apps support Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, IMAP, POP and other popular accounts.
Start, Taskbar, and Action Center improvements:
This build introduces the new black system theme across the Start menu, Taskbar, and Action Center. The Start menu and Taskbar now have transparency and you can also resize the Start menu. Microsoft has also enabled support for AutoColor which pulls the primary color from your desktop background.
The Taskbar is now more optimized for tablets. 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.
Task View improvements:
We’ve made several visual updates to Task View. We’ve 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 improvements:
You can now create as many Virtual Desktops as you’d like! When you hit the limit of your display, a new overflow experience now lets you access any one of your desktops.
Apart from these new features, Microsoft has also fixed in a range of major bugs found in the previous builds. Most important of those fixes is the indexing issue in Outlook and repeated crashing of Visual Studio.