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Microsoft Could be Readying Major Action Center Redesign for Redstone 2

A new report points to internal documents that discuss Microsoft’s plans to overhaul the Action Center for Windows 10, with the changes like to drop on the Redstone 2 release.


It is already known that the Mobile Action Center is getting an overhaul for the upcoming Anniversary Update next month. However, a report released today suggests that may have wider plans to complete redesign the Action Center in future Windows 10 Builds.

MSPoweruser says it was handed an image which shows a document that the outlet claims is directly from Microsoft's communications department. The document in the image seems to point to a major change for the Action Center over upcoming Windows 10 Mobile builds.

Action Center buttons would be separated into “Actions” and “Toggles” while there also appears to be a new brightness slider in the images. In its report, MSPoweruser says that the redesign was decided upon after internal feedback.

It is worth remembering that this is still filed firmly in the rumor pile as Microsoft has not even hinted at this overhaul of the AC. If it does drop, it is almost certainly not going to be for a while, and could come with Microsoft's next major Windows 10 Upgrade.

That is, of course, the , which is not expected to drop until Spring, 2017. So, if Microsoft is working on wider Action Center, end users will not see it for the best part of a year. Although, the company is reported to be preparing the first 2 previews for as early as mid-August, so these Action Center changes could come then.

If you are still hankering for some Action Center changes, then the Windows 10 Anniversary Update should be your first port of call. That upgrade is dropping on August 2 and will feature easier access through a new icon, making incoming notifications more visible, denoting the application that sent the notification, and other changes.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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