Windows 10 Technical Preview: Update 1 (Build 9860)

I’ve made my Windows 10 laptop pretty much my daily laptop for non-work related stuff and this morning when I woke it up from hibernation, it went into an install-like mode. You know, the one during the Windows 8 installation that waves through different colors and gives you little status updates center to the screen ala “Installing your new apps”.

The desktop loaded and saw the build number incremented from 9841 to 9860. There were a few noticeable changes without going too far.

  • The first piece up was the Notification center now showing in the system tray by the clock.

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  • Then in the Start menu (under All Apps view), two new items:
    • Docking Controller ¬†– Not to be confused with Docker containers. Launches, but is blank and puts itself into the background/minimized. No idea what it does. I imagine something to do with the fact it’s a laptop and I use a docking station.
    • zPC Settings –¬†Looks similar to the normal PC Settings, except the file picker for lock screen images now works and it has an area of ‘pending or deprecated’ items.

There are evidently over 7000 changes to the code base according to Microsoft, but I’m hoping I’m missing some of the other things they changed and they aren’t just counting checkins.