Likewise, Insiders who want to test out the next major update to Windows 10 can "skip ahead" and start playing with Microsoft's first Redstone 5 build, which is now available. After contacting Microsoft's customer care line, he was referred back to the OEM - in this case, ASUS - to replace the copy of Windows 7 he had lost during the upgrade.
In addition to the new power scheme, the new Windows 10 testing builds enhance the UWP File System Access by giving more controls to you to decide which UWP apps can access your full file system.
"Starting today - Windows Insiders who opted into Skip Ahead will now start receiving new builds for RS5 which is our next Windows 10 release".
The mode will only work on non-battery-powered high-performance workstations running Windows 10 Pro, so it's not aimed at your average laptop user, or even gamers. While this power scheme is build upon the current High Performance scheme, it goes one step further to eliminate micro latencies associated with fine grain power management techniques. The executives cautioned that the new setting may consume more power than the default Balanced setting and have other effects on a user's hardware. According to Microsoft, the following apps will be in the first-wave of the program, with previews rolling out in the next few days. The new program - information about which leaked over this past weekend - allows Windows Insider testers to opt in to preview individual apps, rather than having to be part of the "Skip Ahead" ring to get the latest app updates.
This program is now only for Windows Insiders, and Microsoft will be gathering feedback from how the program is going.
The next Windows 10 update is just around the corner, and with it comes a brand new power management mode exclusive to Windows 10 Pro users. In a move befitting the system software's status, Microsoft stocked the menu with enterprise and productivity apps in place of consumer and entertainment apps.