Microsoft shows off upcoming Jump List feature for Windows 10's Start menu

Microsoft showed off an unreleased preview build of Windows 10 during its Ignite keynote address today. Among other things, it showed the new Jump List feature that will be enabled on the Start screen.

The demos were controlled on stage by Joe Belfiore, the corporate vice president of Microsoft's Operating Systems Group. The preview build had the version number 10105, and it looks like it will allow users to pin areas of the operating system to Start menu options such as the File Explorer, as shown in the screenshot above. While this feature can be enabled in current preview builds of Windows 10, it does take a registry tweak. It looks like Microsoft will finally allow the Jump List in the Start menu in an official preview build in the near future.

Windows 10 Cortana Power BI

Belfiore also showed a 10107 build of Windows 10 during the Ignite keynote, which included some new features for the Cortana, digital assistant. One of them allows users to ask questions to Cortana based on the information it has collected from Microsoft's business intelligence software Power BI. Belfiore asked Cortana, which countries were represented by the attendees of Ignite, based on Power BI info, and Cortana showed that information on the Windows 10 desktop. Again, we should see this feature enabled in an upcoming Insider Preview version of the OS.

Source: Microsoft; Via: WinBeta

John Callaham