Hands-on with Windows 10 build 10547's three new features!

Earlier today, Microsoft released Windows 10 build 10547 to those Insiders on the Fast Ring. With the update, comes many new fixes, improvements and even a handful of new features. Even Edge got many new improvements, which are listed in a separate changelog.

Check out our hands-on video to see three of the new features in this build of the OS. They include:

  • Show more Tiles – Users can now show up to four columns of Tiles on their Start Menu (or two wide tiles side by side). This feature is familiar to Windows Phone users, and now those on Windows 10 can see more tiles, which looks great
  • Better app snapping in Tablet Mode - You can now snap apps to left and right, replace a previously snapped app with another (Teeter) and swipe down to close an app. This improvement should help out those on tablets, although our teeter would not work on the Surface Pro 3.
  • Disable Login Screen Background – Although you cannot customize the Login screen's background – yet – you can now disable it. Doing so sets the login screen to a single color that matches your Accent one Overall, this update looks to be quite solid. We still need to use it for a few days though to see if there are any major issues. As usual, Microsoft has listed what they already know is broke, and you can find that resource and others below.

Sound off in comments what you think of build 10547 so far!

More Resources

Need more help? Here are some articles and our forums to get you started!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.