Microsoft to roll out Anniversary Update of Windows 10 on August 2

Windows 10 anniversary update will roll out on August 2, Microsoft announced on its blog. At a glance, anniversary update of Windows 10 brings Windows Ink and Cortana to the mainstream, a revamped Microsoft Edge browser, advanced security features for consumers and enterprises, new gaming experiences, and new tools for the modern classroom.

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Microsoft said that Windows 10 is loaded on over 350 million devices with more than 135 billion hours of use seen on Windows 10 since launch. The free Windows 10 upgrade offer will be available until July 29.

In the anniversary update coming on August 2, Microsoft has enhanced the Windows Hello log in for apps and websites, as well as Windows Defender. The anniversary update enables companion devices to use Windows Hello to unlock the user’s PC. Windows Defender comes with the option to automatically schedule periodic quick scans of the PC; as well as provide new notifications and summaries of threats.

The anniversary update also includes Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP) enterprise security feature that detects, investigates, and responds to advanced malicious attacks via a more comprehensive threat intelligence system. The earlier enterprise data protection is the new Windows Information Protection. It enables businesses to separate personal and organizational data and helps protect corporate data.

Using Windows Ink, users can quickly scribble notes, sketch, etc. There are smart sticky notes enabling people to make reminders. Furthermore, Cortana will be made available on the lock screen, so users can ask the device to perform a certain function without unlocking the PC. Microsoft Edge is said to come with some revamped features, especially includes power-saving improvements, using fewer CPU cycles, consuming less memory, and minimizing the impact of background activity and peripheral content. More extensions are now available for Edge browser. Moreover, Edge will now support modern web standards, including HTML5, CSS3, and ARIA.

New features for Xbox One and the Xbox app have come on Windows 10. With the Xbox Play Anywhere program, users can buy a game once and play on Windows 10 PC and Xbox One with shared progress, shared game saves, and shared achievements. There is a new unified Windows Store on both Windows 10 and Xbox One to grab games. Moreover, Cortana can be used to find new games, or see other features with one command “Hey Cortana, Xbox On”.

The above mentioned are a few samples feature updates coming up on Windows 10 and more can be expected in the actual roll out on August 2.

 

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Bharat
July 1, 2016 12:31 am 12:31 AM

Windows 10 slows down the PC!

Tharun G
June 30, 2016 9:45 pm 9:45 PM

Looking forward to this update. Windows 10 has added many features since it was initially released. Earlier version of Windows only used to get security updates and doesn’t get any feature till end of life.

Munnu
July 1, 2016 1:45 pm 1:45 PM

Windows 10 is not a ‘product’, it’s Windows 10 as a service(WAAS), for which you’ll have to pay one time only. It is the final version of Windows, there won’t be any Windows 11 and so on. Good thing is its free till July 29, and those who have updated to Windows 10 will receive features and security update continuously without any ongoing fee.

Das
July 1, 2016 11:13 am 11:13 AM

may i know which is faster windows 10 or windows 8.1

Colorado
July 1, 2016 8:57 am 8:57 AM

Microsoft keeps adding new features but doesn’t bother to fix existing bugs. There are a ton of them visible for people using traditional desktop or laptop computers.

idea88
June 30, 2016 8:33 pm 8:33 PM

@Ria whether it is for Laptop as well ??

DUANE
June 30, 2016 9:17 pm 9:17 PM

Windows 10 is common for both laptop and PC’s.

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