January version of Windows 10 is now available to download and install, of course its a Technical Preview build which Microsoft has wasted no time in pushing it out. As promised, Microsoft at its big event that the Windows 10 January Technical Preview would launch for those subscribed to the Windows Insider Program, will get a free copy of upgrade or install afresh, and if are a member then you have it here. With plenty of new features, the Technical Preview of Windows 10 is available now.
Obviously with the January Windows 10 Technical Preview, you will be getting your usual assortment of bugs fixes and performance enhancements. Nevertheless, Microsoft has also listed juts over half a dozen more significant features and additions to the fold, pertaining to design, functionality, and integration with the Redmond’s wider product base.
The Xbox app, for instance – will let you view your friends’ activities and post to their timelimes, along wise you can also view DVR videos directly from your Windows 10 machine. Xbox One to PC streaming is upcoming, but for now, there are still plenty for Xbox fans to be getting on with.
Cortana, is yet another Voice Assistant which we heard on Wednesday, will be a major component of Windows 10 looking ahead, and with the Technical Preview, Cortana is built into the search feature of Windows 10. Microsoft has also introduced with the Charms bar alternative, replacing it with the new Action Center that also houses all your notifications in one place, and with plenty of general design mockups and tweaks, you will be finding more than enough across the board.
What about Spartan? Unfortunately, today’s release of Windows 10 Technical Preview does not come with Microsoft’s new browser, codenamed Project Spartan, and will likely to ship with a new Windows 10 TP in the weeks / months to come, so be patient for that.
Continuum, is yet another feature that promises seamless, mid-task switching between tablet and PC – also making the cut, there are multiple reasons to jump on this new Technical Preview.
If you’re running the older version of the Technical Preview on your PC, then navigate to PC Settings > Update and recovery > Preview builds and simply click on Check Now button.
Finally, the update will pop up in a snap, ready to be downloaded. Starting fresh? Then check out our guide on how to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview from here.