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Windows 10 preview update boasts UI improvements and new apps

Microsoft outlines tweaks and fixes
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Microsoft has launched a new Windows 10 technical preview build for PC ahead of the OS' supposed launch in July.

Build 10061 is now available, bringing with it new mail and calendar apps as well as developments to the user interface including the taskbar. 

The apps feature a toggle to allow the user to quickly move between their email and calendar. Mail includes customisable swipe gestures, letting you swipe right or left to take actions like delete, flag, move or mark as read/unread.

Both the new mail and calendar apps support Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, IMAP, POP and more.

The build also introduces a new black system theme across the Start menu, Taskbar and Action Center. The first two now have customisable transparency and the Start menu can be resized. 

The Taskbar has also been optimised for tablets. Entering 'Tablet Mode' causes the Start button, Cortana and the Task View buttons to all grow in size and space out to be more touchable. There's also the option to boot directly into Tablet Mode.

Task View has been refined, including the window icons, the close buttons and the thumbnails. 

The build also lets users create as many virtual desktops as they like. 

"Thank you for your continued help as Windows Insiders and we hope you enjoy this build. As always, keep the problem reports and suggestions coming by using the Windows Feedback app," said Microsoft's Gabe Aul.

Other fixes are outlined on the Windows 10 blog.

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