Windows 10 Technical Preview: focus on the notification center

Windows 10 Technical Preview has been available for several weeks now and you may have had the opportunity to install it in one of your virtual machines to test it and see what it is all about. If this is the case, then you should know that Microsoft deployed yesterday a first update, with many new features. Like the integration of the famous notification center, for example.

Notifications are all the rage and publishers have understood that it is in their best interest to integrate this type of functionality into their operating systems. It has been a few versions that OS X integrates a system of this kind and it will obviously be the same for Windows 10.

Windows 10 Technical Preview Focus On The Notification Center

The Windows 10 Technical Preview action center, in its simplest device.

Be careful, however, not to rejoice too quickly because the notification center integrated into this Technical Preview is only in its infancy. Microsoft has also made it clear that it will have to evolve over the beta versions and this is rather good news since it is currently content with the bare minimum.

A still basic notification center, and two bonus surprises

More specifically, the tool does only one thing for the moment: display the alerts generated by our applications . Or ? In a small window accessible via an icon at the bottom, next to the clock.

These notifications will appear in stack and bulk, one on top of the other. The presentation clearly leaves much to be desired but it is above all the lack of functions that is sorely felt. On this ground, this Technical Preview is satisfied with the strict minimum and it will be for example impossible to answer a message from the center.

On the sidelines, the Redmond firm also took the opportunity to integrate two new applications directly inherited from Windows Phone: DataSense and Battery Saver . Thanks to them, the user will be able to know everything about his data consumption, and optimize his configuration to boost the autonomy of his bike.

I repeat it often, but Windows 10 is really a really good surprise. I can't wait to see how the action center evolves and something tells me we haven't finished talking about it.

We end with the video.

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