Microsoft published a fresh build on Fast Ring for Windows Insiders last night. The 18922 build brought fresh characteristics to Windows 10 and also introduced some hidden modifications to lay the groundwork for future builds.
However, dissecting the fresh build did not take users time to find out some of the cool characteristics Microsoft was working on. A Twitter user named Albacore discovered a hidden Cortana UI with some fresh characteristics coming quickly to Windows 10. The new UI is expected to be launched in the near future and will come with the fresh conversational AI engine announced at Build 2019. Not only that, but a combination of UWP and Win32 is also the latest Cortana app. Cortana and Search are also totally separated from the Build 18922 and Search is now SearchApp.
It's worth noting that it isn't entirely Win32. However, it isn't entirely WinRT/"UWP" either.— Albacore (@thebookisclosed) June 19, 2019
Here's the new Cortana app in action. Very reminiscent of current mobile experiences. pic.twitter.com/2wX7oLXVuX— Albacore (@thebookisclosed) June 19, 2019
I wonder if this is what the Cortana Conversation Canvas ultimately became pic.twitter.com/r4fJZUAZoL— Albacore (@thebookisclosed) June 19, 2019
Moving on Albacore also found a fresh function that will enable users on Windows 10 to rename their virtual desktops. Microsoft is currently calling desktop names as desktop 1, desktop 2 … desktop n by default. But you will soon be able to rename desktops according to your needs.
Ever wanted to rename your virtual desktops? Soon™ pic.twitter.com/QTscHWd3eM— Albacore (@thebookisclosed) June 19, 2019
Finally, Microsoft is also working on improving the Snip and Sketch app and will quickly bring fresh animations to the app.
Feels like iOS: draggable screencap pic.twitter.com/5jFTPvQvYA— Albacore (@thebookisclosed) June 19, 2019
Did anyone say Undocked Shell Bits? (Look in top left) pic.twitter.com/gB53Kqwcmc— Albacore (@thebookisclosed) June 19, 2019
All the fresh characteristics are presently concealed because before they’re prepared, Microsoft still needs to polish them. We expect the characteristics to roll out to Windows Insiders shortly, and the next significant release of Windows 10 should be accessible to the public.