It wouldn’t be a Microsoft Build conference without a, well, new build of Windows 10. Meet Build 10074 of Windows 10, which continues making over the look and feel of Microsoft’s latest operating system.
Two new additions stand out in the latest build: the new Start menu, which may include new Windows 7-style Aero Glass effects, and a more full-featured, intelligent Cortana digital assistant. We’ll walk you through all the notable changes in the following slides.
The new bulld was released at the Microsoft Build 2015 show in San Francisco. For more news on the show, check out our summary of the events of the first day of Build.
The first build addition is easy: Check out the “frosted glass” transparency that’s been applied to the Start Menu. That’s Aero Glass, a much-beloved effect from Windows 7. But only 50 percent of the new downloads will have this feature—blame Microsoft’s a/b testing for that.