Windows 10 Changes Include Free Upgrade Option for Enterprises

Developers testing Microsoft's latest Insider preview build of Windows 10 will see "a ton" of fixes to previous versions, along with new options for buying and reading e-books, the ability to choose custom accent colors and an experimental tool for controlling device power usage on a sliding scale.

Upon rolling out the new Windows 10 build yesterday, Microsoft also revealed plans to delay the launch of the "My People experience" to a later update, rather than introducing it with the Creators Update expected sometime early this year. My People is a feature that will let users pin their favorite contacts to the Windows taskbar for faster and easier messaging and document sharing.

In a separate announcement yesterday, Microsoft also said it's offering a free Windows 10 update option to Windows Enterprise Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program subscribers. The offer will allow CSP subscribers to upgrade the operating system on devices currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 without having to pay for separate upgrade licenses.

Power Slider Test at Partners' Request

The latest Insider build for PCs and mobile devices fixes numerous issues that developers had identified in the last two preview versions, Windows and Devices Group software engineer Dona Sarkar wrote yesterday on the Windows 10 blog. In addition to removing a bug that caused some devices to reboot frequently, the new build also gets rid of the Apps Corner in Windows 10 Mobile "due to decreased usage," Sarkar said.

One of the bigger changes Microsoft is introducing with this latest build is an experimental power slider option that will let some users select their preferred device power settings on a sliding scale that can be opened from the Windows taskbar. Currently visible only to some Insiders, the power slider is being tested at the request of some of Microsoft's...

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