Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Insider Build (18956) and it comes with a Windows 10 network status page redesign that looks very, very promising. As someone on a capped internet connection, I always have to go looking for settings and where to find my data usage. With the upcoming Windows 10 network status page redesign, this will change with some great quality-of-life improvements.
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The latest Insider Preview Build (as reported by MSPowerUser) comes with a variety of bug fixes and improvements, but the biggest thing is definitely the Windows 10 network status page. It will now provide much more details when at a glance, providing the user with a clear view of how they are connected to the internet, how much data the connection has used and more.
This will also help users who have multiple internet connections and the new data usage option shows you exactly how much data an app has used, without the need to go on a search expedition in the Operating System’s settings. Microsoft first explains the new Windows 10 network status page and then continues to explain more about data usage changes and connection viewing.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33fff6″ class=”” size=”22″]Based on your feedback, we’re revamping the Network & Internet landing page in Settings to provide more information at a glance about your device’s connectivity, combining several pages to give you one clear view of how you are connected to the internet.[/perfectpullquote]
New view of active connections: We now show all available connection interfaces on the Status page, so you can quickly see what is connected and view and change properties as needed. If you have multiple connections, only one will be used for internet connectivity at a time, and that one is still shown in the Status diagram at the top of the page.
Integrated Data Usage: As you may have noticed in the picture above, you can now see how much data is being used by a network right from the Status page! If it looks like you’re using a lot of data, you can drill into the Data Usage page to create a limit for that network, which will warn you if you get close or go over your limit. You can also see how much data each app is using on that network.
This looks great if you ask me. There’s no official release date for the new Windows 10 network status page to move into a live build of the OS.
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What do you think about the new Windows 10 network status page and data usage layout? Let us know in the comment section below.