Less than an hour ago, MIcrosoft's Gabe Aul announced the release of Windows 10 build 10565. This is the latest build to hit the Windows Insider program for those participating in the fast ring. While not everyone will participate or download the latest update, we thought it pertinent to share some of the new features that accompany the new build.
Skype will now offer integration in Windows 10 for the first time thanks to the latest build. The new app will allow you to respond directly within Windows without opening the Skype app directly. The integration will cascade to Windows 10 Mobile when an updated build is released.
Microsoft's browser is slowly but surely improving as new builds and updates arrive to Windows 10. Today, build 10565 introduces the ability for Edge to show webpage thumbnail previews when hovering over a tab. Although not fully fleshed out, Insiders will also get their first taste of syncing within Edge for their Favorites and Reading list items.
Cortana is without a doubt an important part when it comes to experience throughout all of Microsoft's products. The personal digital assistant has now been updated to keep track of your free time activities like movies and event reminders. It is capable of doing this through your email notifications and will notify you of an upcoming event two hours prior to the events start time. For those that are utilizing a touch enabled device, Cortana can also now register your inked notes and will now set reminders based on location, times and numbers.
Based on user input, build 10565 has been updated with the ability to color match the title bars according to your selected theme. Those interested in the title bar customization will want to head to Settings > Personalization > Colors. Microsoft has also added a new batch of icons for the build and improved some context menus in the process.
Lastly, those that have struggled in the past to activate their version of Windows 10 can now just simply enter their Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 product key. Naturally, it has to be a valid version, but should make activating or updating to Windows 10 a bit easier.
Be sure to check out the latest build by opting into the fast ring for the Windows Insider program. There are known issues and bug fixes for the latest version and we should have detailed screen shots of the OS up shortly.