As Microsoft has just released the January Technical Preview for Windows 10, here is a first review just after the installation.

The installation went smoothly without any issue.

The issue on the previous build with application which start automatically when Windows starts did not start (like Lync, antivirux, Skype…) has been solved.

Tablet Mode

My first thing about this new build is the Tablet mode which has not been automatically enabled while I’m running it on a Surface 3 Pro; however this is simple to enable/disable, a quick action from the notification hub

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You can also enable the tablet mode from the Settings\System menu

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Start Menu

The way the Start menu is displayed depends on the running mode (table or non tablet)

In Tablet Mode in Normal Mode (non tablet)
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By the way, my custom application arrangement in tablet mode has been lost from the previous build and it seems this build does not allow you to arrange as you want

Maps

With this build you can now download and keep available offline some maps for the GPS/navigation system as we can already do with Here Maps from Nokia on Windows Phone

This Map options is located within the Settings\System menu

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This is it for this first very quick review. Will see over the time how it is going….