After weeks of waiting, there’s a new Windows Insider build

Enlarge / Edge in all its Windows 10 build 15002 glory.

Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 15002 to Windows Insiders on the fast update ring.

The new build comes to most of us more than a month since the last build was released back on December 7, and it includes a substantial number of changes and new features. The company wanted to avoid pushing out new builds around the holiday period, but with that now a distant memory, it’s back to work for the Windows developers. A few people even got their hands on the build early as Microsoft published it to its servers over the weekend, albeit without release notes.

There’s no Mobile update this time around, nor any indication of when a Mobile update will ship.

Scrollable tab previews

Scrollable tab previews


The two apps that have the most obvious changes are Edge and Settings. Edge has a new tab preview bar option that brings back memories of the Metro Internet Explorer in Windows 8. Tap a button, and every tab you have open gets a little preview panel in a big scrolling list. This is particularly nice when you have so many open tabs that their titles get truncated to the point of uselessness.

A new “set aside” feature further helps managing tabs; you can close a bunch of tabs to get them out of the way, and then reopen them individually or all together at a later date. This should make it easier to tidy up your browser workspace to work on something different, while still letting you quickly recover what you were working on before.

Tab Set Aside

Tab Set Aside

Edge now also has a jump list on the taskbar so that InPrivate windows can be…

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