Windows 10 news recap: Desktop live tiles, NT kernel version 10.0 and more

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Windows 10

Another busy Windows 10 week is behind us, meaning there’s at least six more weeks until the next publicly available Windows 10 build is available. This week, we learned yet even more about Windows 10, and how next year will see Windows 10 spread its wings and shine bright like a diamond. Let’s dive in shall we?

First up, we revealed earlier this week a few new Windows 10 features which are set to make an appearance in the new year. Those features, being live tiles on the desktop and many more were detailed exclusively here at WinBeta. We recommend you follow this link for a sneak peek at what’s to come in the Windows Consumer Preview.

During the week, Microsoft further detailed their new OneStore for Windows 10, which is a Windows Store designed for all form factors. The new OneStore will offer IT administrators a whole load of options for deploying applications and managing distribution. Go check that out here!

It was also announced this week that build 9879 for slow ring participants would be released next week, meaning ISO’s are inbound! If you’re a slow ring participant, the build should land with bug fixes available from Windows Update, and for those who wish to update with ISOs, Microsoft promised ISOs would be released too.

Windows 10 WinBeta

And with what might be the biggest news this week, Windows 10 saw its NT kernel version bump from 6.4 to 10.0. As this story broke, many failed to believe its authenticity as this jump in version was deemed impossible a few months ago by developers. Still, Microsoft went ahead and did it, and they even confirmed this change too in an MSDN document available for IE developers!

So there you have it, another week filled with Windows 10 news. What was your favorite story? Leave us your thoughts below!