Hands-on with Windows 10 build 20161

Earlier this week, Microsoft released build 20161 of Windows 10 to Insiders in the Dev channel, formerly known as the Fast ring. For the first time in a while, the new build actually comes with some significant changes, including a new look for the Start menu that makes tiles transparent, improvements to notifications, and more.

While this is the first build in months to feature major changes, there have been a few smaller changes made over the past few builds that have been released since last December. As such, in today's hands-on video, we're covering all of the new features included in builds after Windows 10 version 2004, which was build 19041.

Because Microsoft is now using the Dev channel to test new features without attaching them to a specific feature update for Windows 10, there's no guarantee that these changes will make it to public releases anytime soon. When features are ready to be brought into a Windows 10 feature update, Microsoft will put them on the Beta channel, and that will eventually get through the testing phase and make its way to general users.

If you'd like to see the new changes in action, you can check out our hands-on video below.

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