Windows 10's next features surface in Microsoft's wrongly-released test build

Some fans have rejoiced for getting the first exclusive access to the next Windows 10 PC and mobile features.

In the most unfortunate circumstance that happened to Microsoft on 1 June for erroneously rolling out the wrong test build update, some fans have rejoiced for getting the first exclusive access to the next Windows 10 PC and mobile features.

Windows 10 Creators Fall Update

Microsoft has accidentally rolled out last Thursday the Windows 10 Creators Fall Update test build to some Windows 10 devices. Even those who are not registered to the Insider program of the software were able to experience for a moment what is coming up for the next Windows 10 update.

About half an hour after spilling the wrong update, the software company took Twitter to warn those who have received and installed the erroneous test build update. In its blog post published night of Friday, Microsoft asked the recipients of the builds on PC from the RS_EDGE-CASE branch to wait for a newer build to be rolled out or downgrade to the previous build within 10 days.

Microsoft, meanwhile, advised the Windows mobile users who got the wrong build from the RS-IoT to use the Windows Device Recovery Tool and reflash so the phone would stop from rebooting over and over again. Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar recommended to turn off Wi-Fi and set the time to 40 years in advance to keep the update at bay.

The Redmond, Washington firm intended to release a new Windows 10 test build on 1 June—Build 16203 for PC while Build 15220 for mobile. Unfortunately, the wrong test build was released. Microsoft has noted that it is no longer pushing any update this week.

Upcoming Windows 10 features

While Microsoft makes it appear like a huge problem, there are some users who are glad to share what they got from the update. On Twitter, a user named Rafael Rivera shared a thing about the Smart Home Hub feature. According to the description that came along with the update, this allows PCs to "act as a hub for smart home devices, enabling smart home control through Windows @ Home and Cortana". This feature was first introduced as a rumour back in October 2016.

Windows 10 changes observed in the upcoming include a new Control Centre which will have a Quick Actions menu. Meanwhile, the Action Centre will be repurposed solely to notifications.