A leaked internal Windows 10 build has revealed a brand new Start menu experience that replaces live tiles with a more traditional grid of apps. This Start menu experience is believed to be the Start menu that Microsoft is working on for Windows Lite, featuring a more simplified app layout.

The leaked build comes directly from Microsoft itself, thanks to an issue with the Insider Program rolling out builds that were never greenlit to ship to testers. As a result, an internal build that includes features that are not supposed to be seen by the public has leaked.

I mentioned a while back that Microsoft was done with live tiles. Windows Core OS editions don’t have them, and the only place where they still exist is on desktop. I don’t think that’s going to change anytime soon, but I also don’t think we’re going to see them on any new Microsoft projects going forward.

It’s unlikely that this new Start menu experience will ship on desktop, as it’s designed for Microsoft’s new Windows Lite OS experience. We’ll keep you updated on any new developments that come out of this leaked build. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the new Start menu for Windows Lite? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks for the screenshot, Bas!


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