Yesterday at Build, Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which is coming this summer to all Windows 10 devices. At the moment, this update is known as Windows Redstone.
The Anniversary Update includes many new features. Here are the key features which were announced in the Build keynote.
With Windows Hello, it is possible to sign into your device easily. You do not need to remember passwords and it is a very safe way to verify your identity. With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Windows Hello is not just a technology for signing into devices anymore but it will also become available in Windows apps and Microsoft Edge. This definitely shows the way Microsoft is going with Windows Hello. Their vision is a world without passwords.
Cortana will get new features with the Windows Anniversary Update as well. The new Cortana Collection in the Windows Store can already be used now and allows the user to find great apps with Cortana. Furthermore Cortana will become available above the lock screen so that the user gets a quicker access to her without even unlocking the device. She will also be able to give suggestion proactively so that your life gets easier.
I love using my Surface Pen for making notes, writing texts, drawing pictures and much more. With the Anniversary Update, there will be many new features, people should be excited about. With Windows Ink, Microsoft is integrating more pen support into the entire OS. Furthermore, more apps are getting pen support. During the Build keynote, Microsoft showed off how the pen can be used for 3D path creation in Maps and editing documents in Office apps like Word. It will be possible to strike out sentences and making edits that are then digitized. Microsoft also brings in a virtual ruler to the OS which makes it way easier to draw straight lines and line up elements in any design software.
Xbox and Gaming
Microsoft also worked on the gaming experience on Xbox. With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, gaming gets even better. Cortana and also background music are coming to Xbox One. The Universal Windows Store will be available on the Xbox as well. Furthermore, you can start developing on your Xbox One with the Xbox Dev Mode.
These are just a few features coming to Windows 10 with the Windows Anniversary Update. Are you excited about them? Tell us in the comments!