Hands on with Windows 10 build 15019 showcasing new features and improvements

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build is rocking some more noteworthy features and enhancements, and that means it's worth a build walkthrough video! If you're not yet ready to make the jump to the fast ring, but want to see some of this weeks new features in action, we've got you covered with our build 15019 walkthrough video!

This weeks build features new enhancements for gamers. Specifically, Game Mode and Beam Streaming are now built into Windows 10 and enhance your gaming experience. Game Mode allocates system resources to make your game run buttery smooth, and Beam Streaming allows gamers to stream directly to Beam without needing to download any additional software.

Let us know what else you've spotted in this weeks build and we'll make sure to cover it in our next build video walkthrough!

Zac Bowden
Senior Editor

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

  • looks great. could be because you had video capture on recording maybe you can use beam at the same time?
  • Good point
  • Wait a darn minute here... If MS can get Windows to work on ARM, the Apple, and Linux, may also be able to get Mac OS, and "Linux", to run on ARM.... That's a huge threat if those OS's can also run iDroid mobile applications..... Now, with that being said, an iPad that can run x86 apps would be a HUGE threat to Windows as a dominate OS. Especially when those mobile processors' are up to speed with Core chips, and they will be soon enough... Marinate on that for a minute..
  • Look faster now!
  • Is it for xbox?
  • Still don't like that whiteish Cortana bar, it should be like that when Light theme on, but on dark it doesn't fit.
  • First thing I did was change it to the icon option.
  • That desktop picture can you give link to download?
  • Has anyone else noticed how the Win32 progress bar is blue now instead of green?
  • Is there a noticeable difference with Game Mode turned on?
  • It's early and the build is unstable with gaming. I would guess the Gaming Mode does nothing noticeable or has very little impact. At least that's what I read on other forums. I don't have expectations about it. 
  • This build gives problem to run some of w32 programs just like 15007, I don't have such problem on 15014.
  • We'll my PC has updated, but my SB is stuck in a loop 'initialising' anybody else had issues ??
  • Known issue: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_...
  • Bugger, thank you... I have reset it now and doing fresh reinstall doh
  • Game mode works for all games bought from any store(steam, origin, etc.)?
  • Currently just a few white listed games. In the future, who knows.
  • Is that the new start menu or i can get the same look with a regular build (14393 running currently) ? i mean only tiles and with the burger menu in the top left.
  • I believe option is only available in RS branch builds.
  • Only two more months to go before April. Chop, chop, Microsoft!
  • Any links to wallpaper?