While it's disappointing that an official build did not arrive before the weekend from Microsoft, build 10036 has leaked, and we've learned a lot from it and what to expect when the 'proper' build does land.
We have learned that the Start menu is now transparent, but that's not a complete surprise to us, other genuine surprises include a new way to receive updates over P2P, App management is also quite a bit improved and Task View received some power-user options.
We're still learning from this build, but another update revolves around the Insider Hub app, of which itself is still in a testing phase and getting constantly updated. The Insider Hub now allows you to track your progress on the feedback you are submitting to Microsoft with the following stats:
- Number of hours you have used the device since last install.
- Number of feedback missions you have completed.
- Number of feedback missions you have completed on this device.
- Number of times you have submitted feedback.
- Number of upvotes for the feedback you have submitted.
- Your most upvoted feedback and the number of votes for it.
People love stats, and we're sure that this sort of tracking feature within Windows 10 that acknowledges your own feedback will be a welcomed one. Hopefully the update will also include previous feedback in the stats, providing that you are logged in with the same Microsoft ID on your account.
Finally, as with any leaked build, we do not recommend installing it as it is not supported by Microsoft and is also lacking a few features expected in the Insider Technical Preview release, like Spartan. If you choose to do so, it is at your own risk, but if not, why not check out our gallery of Windows 10 build 10036?
Credit to Microsoft Insider