Microsoft is betting big on Windows 10 and is trying by all their means to make a truly smart operating system for PC. While the recent Creators Update was a great step in this direction, design is the next aspect that the tech giant wants to take care of.
The company is bringing some design overhauls to Windows 10 under their Project Neon and we got a glimpse of it in the Groove Music app ahead of the release of Creators Update. Now it turns out that Microsoft is already rolling out some of the features of Project Neon to Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16184.
The preview build was pushed last Friday for both PC and mobile users. The major feature that was made available again is the ‘My People’ feature. This is an intuitive feature that allows the users to pin their favourite contact on the desktop and was first introduced with the preview builds of Creators Update.
‘My People’ created a lot of buzz among the insider community but was later delayed. Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 10 Redstone 3 update later this year, probably in September, and it is being said to be the biggest Windows 10 update after it was first released in 2015. The company wants to save the most hyped and possibly the best feature to be released with Redstone 3 update, hence the delay.
With the new preview build, Microsoft has added a level of blur effect to some of its apps that include Groove Music, Movies & TV, Windows Maps, and View 3D. Microsoft is also testing a new animation when the user hovers over the list elements and is calling it ‘Reveal Experience’ internally, as per MSPU. But this feature is available only for Windows 10 Fast ring Insider.
These are just the hints that Microsoft is giving to probably tease the upcoming full-fledged Neon that we will get to see across the OS. During the coming months, we will get to see more of Neon features as and when they are made available for the insider builds. Meanwhile, Microsoft is also expected to announce some more details of the feature at the Build Developer Conference in Washington next week.