Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs, the third this week, with Cortana Show Me. This build is from the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is expected to ship in April). There is no new build from the RS5 branch today.
Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way from its predecessors so it can be regularly updated with not just fixes, but new features, too. Microsoft has released four major updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, and Fall Creators Update.
Microsoft is introducing a new feature called Cortana Show Me (available in U.K. English, U.S. English, and German), your guide to Windows 10 settings. The app is available in preview for download from the Microsoft Store. Interestingly, the URL suggests the feature used to be called Cortana Follow Me.
The app shows you how to change settings step by step. You can launch guides directly from the app homepage, but eventually you will be able to ask questions with just your voice. There are 15 guides so far:
- Update Windows
- Check if an app is installed
- Uninstall an app
- Change your desktop background
- Use Airplane Mode
- Change your display brightness
- Add nearby printers or scanners
- Change your default programs
- Change your screen resolution
- Turn off Windows Defender Security Center
- Run a security scan
- Change Wi-Fi settings
- Change your power settings
- Discover Bluetooth devices
- Check your version of Windows
Presumably, this app will eventually become part of Windows 10, assuming users like it. Cortana aside, this build…