While the Technical Preview was focus on enterprises features to show companies that Windows still an operating system they can count on with features like the new Start menu, modern apps behaving like regular desktop apps, and a bunch of new features that make the operating system a bit less confusing and more productive. The consumer preview, which is expected to release shortly after the event, will focus on consumers with new interesting features. Below there is a list of features and changes we may see in the Windows 10 January preview build (FBL_AWESOME).


Windows 10 for consumers will include the new updated Kernel version 10.0


Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant, will appear on the taskbar A new updated taskbar with darker theme We’ll see new animations for maximizing and restoring Windows New desktop context menu will appear much like the one you see on the Start screen and also adapt to touch-enabled devices The search bar now will appear by default on the taskbar

Media support

Support for FLAC audio playback

UI changes

No more Settings Charm Settings menu now appear within the app Title bar now has full screen option and the bar has an updated look Improved Action Center On-screen media playback controls for desktop apps and not just for modern apps Updated and better-organized PC settings with features like Battery saver, Storage Sense, close captioning, Ability to install apps and games on an SD card New backup option on Update & Recovery Improvement for retina displays


New Xbox app New Get started app New Calculator app New Photos app New Store Beta app New Sound recorder app New Lumia Camera Beta New Alarms app New Contact Support app Updated Maps Updated Windows Feedback app

SEE ALSO: First look: early build of Windows 10 consumer preview features many changes (video) Although, we’ve have been getting a few details about the Spartan web browser, it’s unclear if a preview version of the Internet Explorer replacement will come included in the next consumer preview of Windows 10. The list above is based on information available today, Microsoft may show more about the consumer features during the press event next week, where we may even see more features and changes coming to the operating system. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.