Improved window animations and updated Notification Center coming in next Windows 10 preview

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It’s been a little over 2 weeks now since the release of the last public Windows 10 preview build, which introduced the barebones of new window animations and Notification Center. Recent internal builds of Windows 10 have seen things improve, with the new window animations being far more polished than before, and we’re also told to expect some additional improvements to the Notification Center too.

The most recent builds of Windows 10 (being 987x and now early 988x) have far improved the new window animations, as they finally complete their animation before cutting off now. In build 9860, the animations seem to end abruptly before they’re supposed to. Of course, that is a bug which has been mended by adding a fade effect to the animation whilst also making the window display during the animation for just a tad longer than before, so it looks like a nice clean transition with no rough edges.

The Notification Center has also seen some updates, as the button on the taskbar where the Notification Center would usually sit has moved over next to the tray clock. WinBeta also understands that Microsoft is working on improvements to the actual Notification Center itself, perhaps introducing the inevitable action center, however we cannot confirm whether said feature will arrive in the next preview, but it’s definitely coming.

The moving of the Notification Center button has already been seen by the public, thanks to a screenshot which was revealed by Microsoft when build 9860 was released. It’s unclear whether this new position for the Notification Center button is permanent, as the company is still toying with a sensible location.

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Of course, with every new public preview build comes thousands of new improvements, being under the hood and on the surface. Expect more features and functions to show up in upcoming preview builds, as Microsoft is slowly working towards the introduction of Cortana and Continuum.