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Windows 10 insider preview build 10565 integrates Skype services

by Mark Tyson on 13 October 2015, 10:01

Tags: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Windows 10

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Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10565 to its army of testers on the Fast Ring. The firm was "really excited to get this one out," so got Gabe Aul to write a blog post highlighting all the new stuff that features in this test version of the operating system.

Skype integration

As indicated by the headline, Skype messaging, calling and video capabilities are integrated into the OS with this build. Messaging, Phone and Skype video universal Windows apps facilitate free calling and messaging to other Skypers / insiders. Furthermore Microsoft has implemented Quick Reply in the Action Centre, so that you can, erm… quickly reply to messages that pop up in the list of notifications, inline, without opening any app. These 'universal' apps will be coming to Windows 10 mobile in the future.

Other highlights of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10565 are as follows:

  • Tab Preview in Microsoft Edge as you hover your cursor over the tab
  • Syncing Favourites and Reading list items in Microsoft Edge
  • Cortana improvements. Now she can understand your inked notes – setting reminders based on scrawled locations, times and numbers. Cortana will now keep track of your bookings for movies and ticketed events through your email confirmations and you'll get an alert two hours before the start of the event. After the event she will give you the option to book and track an Uber ride home.
  • Improved context menus on Start
  • New icons
  • Printing: a new mode that makes your default printer the last printer you used
  • More vibrant title bars. This is good for me as with the indistinct title bars in the current scheme of things I often find myself trying to drag a window and failing to have clicked on the right hot area.

Microsoft has implemented some activation changes that means people can more directly take advantage of the current free upgrade offer. If you install this preview build and it doesn't auto-activate you can just input your Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 product key (on the same device).

A number of issues in the last insider preview have been fixed in this one, but as it's still a test build a number of known issues remain.

Threshold 2 to Redstone development

The above test build should give us a better idea about the upcoming 'Threshold 2' update to Windows 10, which is expected to be released next month. Meanwhile 'Redstone' has entered the development phase, according to WinBeta. "Redstone will be what Windows 8.1 was to Windows 8," says the Windows-centric news site. Redstone is expected to launch about a year after Windows 10 first became available.



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the final Windows OS, is getting more interesting. Microsoft has really taken wonderful way to handle this as a service.
Arulmani
Microsoft has really taken wonderful way to handle this as a service.

What if I don't want my Operating system to become a service?
Corky34
Arulmani
Microsoft has really taken wonderful way to handle this as a service.

What if I don't want my Operating system to become a service?

Go back to 8.1 or 7 or try Linux maybe.
Mauley
Go back to 8.1 or 7
That's not exactly a sustainable option. DX12 wont be backported, and when Microsoft abandons 7 and 8, they'll become a security hazard.

Mauley
or try Linux maybe.
Also not for everyone.
Guessing that they've forgotten the lessons learnt when they got sued by the EU by too tightly integrating their own products into Windows and stiffling competiton.

Anyhow, will never upgrade to Windows 10 or any of it's variants, and when Windows 8 becomes too insecure, I'll get off my arse and learn Linux. Still can't imagine how businesses with any degree of IT sense are able to install Windows 10 either, the sheer amount of data it leaks to the outside world is staggering.