Here’s what’s coming in Windows 10 build 11099

heres whats coming in windows 10 build 11099 hello
dotshock/123RF
Microsoft has launched the new Insider Preview for the upcoming 11099 build for Windows 10, giving us our first real look at what we can expect in future operating system updates. This is the first build of 2016, but don’t go expecting big feature additions, as 11099’s main focus is on system stability.

However this doesn’t mean it’s a dull update. Described by Gabe Aul, Microsoft’s vice president of engineering for the Windows and Devices group, as focusing on structural improvements, we’re told that this update will lay the groundwork for further updates in the future. It updates the Windows OneCore; the core of the OS used by all of the new-gen Windows devices.

This is the first build to fall under Microsoft’s new Fast Ring release system too, which makes it so that the insiders taking a look at the new build are much closer to the internal testing team at Microsoft than ever before (as per TechSpot). That does of course mean more bugs are likely to be present, but for those who like getting their hands on an update before anyone else, this will be an exciting proposition for them.

In fact, there are several known problems with this build already, including a login issue that crops up for those using the Citrix XenDesktop, as well as a bug that runs into problems with Adobe’s Flash.

To have a go with this new build yourself, you’ll need to be part of Microsoft’s Fast Ring Insider system, and you should be aware that this is not a stable build by any means. Once you’ve taken that leap of faith though, you’re just one update away from being on the cutting edge of Windows developments.

Are any of you guys part of the Insider team? If so, do you have the stones (or, for female Insiders, let’s say the gumption) to hang out on the Fast Track?

Apple

Apple's AirPower charging pad may cost $150, sport 22 wireless charging coils

At its September event last year, Apple unveiled the AirPower -- its new wireless charging mat that will allow you to charge multiple devices at one time. It has not yer been released. Here's everything we know about the device so far.
Home Theater

If you've got questions about Ultra HD Blu-ray, we've got answers

Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and players are a killer way to beef up your home theater. Here's everything you need to know about one of the most significant advances in home entertainment to arrive in years.
Android Army

Confused by this year's Motorola lineup? Here's the lowdown on what's to come

Struggling to figure out your E5 from your G6? No, it's not a weird chromatic scale -- it's just Motorola's new roster. But how do you know which is right for you? Find out with our guide to Motorola's 2018 phone lineup.
Home Theater

How to buy speakers: A beginner’s guide to home audio

From the difference between bookshelf speakers and monitors to the proper way to audition, our ultimate speaker buying guide has all the information you need to create your own home audio nirvana.
Computing

These 30 apps are absolutely essential for Mac lovers

There are literally hundreds of thousands of great software programs compatible with MacOS, but which should you download? Look no further than our list of the best Mac apps you can find for the latest MacOS and how they can help out your…
Computing

Apple’s rumored entry-level MacBook may appear in September starting at $1,200

Apple may reveal new products in September including an entry-level 13-inch MacBook based on Intel’s seventh-generation processors. Apple originally intended these units to rely on Intel’s now-delayed 10nm “Cannon Lake” processors.
Computing

With Q#, Microsoft is throwing programmers the keys to quantum

Quantum computers aren’t yet practical, but Microsoft has already developed a programming language for them. Q# works inside Visual Studio, just like most other languages, and could offer a gateway into the weird world of quantum physics.
Mobile

AirDrop makes sending files to Apple devices easy -- here's how

Want to send files or photos to your friends when you're standing directly beside them? Instead of texting or emailing, why not learn how to use AirDrop? Here's everything you need to know about using AirDrop on both iOS and MacOS.
Deals

Stay safe on the web and save up to $70 with McAfee Total Protection

If you don't have some sort of protection on your phone, tablet, or computer, you're basically leaving the door open for anyone looking to do some cyber burgling. Protect yourself for a year with McAfee Total Protection for just $30.
Computing

PDF to JPG conversion is quick and easy using these simple methods

Converting file formats can be an absolute pain, but it doesn't have to be. We've put together a comprehensive guide on how to convert a PDF to JPG, no matter which operating system you're running.
Product Review

Recent production woes make the Eve V a worse buy than it once was

Our Eve V review looks at a crowdsourced detachable tablet that checks some boxes for its backers. Its delay in making it to the market holds it back in some areas, and Eve Technology is an unknown quantity.
Computing

Here's how to convert an MP4 to an MP3 file with online and offline tools

Sometimes you just want the audio without the video. In this guide, we'll show you how to convert an MP4 to an MP3 using web-based software and dedicated programs for both Windows and MacOS.
Computing

Crypto-intrigued? Here's how to buy Bitcoin for the first time

Is it time to purchase your first Bitcoin investment? If you're ready to get involved in the cryptocurrency, we'll walk you through how to pick an exchange, how to choose the right wallet, and how to buy Bitcoin the safe way!
Product Review

Dell's classic 4K P2715Q monitor still holds up today

The Dell P2715Q might not be the most modern of 4K displays, but its IPS panel, extensive connectivity, and easily adjusted stand make it more than competitive with the newest crop of screens.