Microsoft has just announced the up and coming major update to its desktop operating system during its Build developer conference in San Francisco. Dubbed as the “Windows 10 Anniversary Update,” the software giant’s latest development for Windows 10 will arrive on July 29, exactly a year from when the operating system was officially released.
Windows Hello will allow users to sign into their Windows-powered devices with enterprise-grade security. According to a data revealed by Microsoft, over 80 percent of end-users are still using the same password across websites they visit and these may include social network websites as well as email addresses. Microsoft’s push in a more secure platform will deliver a more secure access to users with Windows apps and Microsoft Edge, with the latter being the first and the only browser to support biometrics natively on supported websites.
Windows Ink delivers the intuitive power of Microsoft’s operating system to styluses. This new feature will enable users to write on their devices similar to how they would on actual paper. They can create notes and drawings, and they can even share it on the fly. It’s integrated with Maps, the Edge browser, and Office.
Cortana is now enabled in nearly 1,000 apps Microsoft currently offers. Furthermore, the company is even launching a new Cortana Collection in the Windows Store, making it easier for users to find useful apps with Cortana. Universal Windows Platform apps are also set to arrive on Xbox through a Unified Windows Store.
Users that are currently in the Windows Insider program will get to enjoy the updates first when it rolls out to them. What’s more, most of what’s in store will be arriving starting today. The new update will also be available to download for free and it will arrive in other Windows devices such as the Xbox One and the Microsoft’s HoloLens.