Microsoft releases latest edition: Windows 10 Anniversary Update

The largest update since the revamped operating system started to nag its way on to computers in 2015 which includes a bigger role for Cortana and facial recognition.

Windows 10 anniversary update is the largest update to the PC operating system since the big revamp in 2015. The release will begin for consumers on 2nd August. 350 million or more devices have been upgraded since Windows 10 has been released. This upgrade was released in a Microsoft campaign that had bombarded computer owners with an invitation to get the new version for free, they have then pushed it out to computers automatically and which was installed without user realising it.

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A part of the anniversary update sees that Microsoft’s Virtual assistant, Cortana becoming more central and it will be used as a part of any search. While the new feature called windows ink will enable users to annotate on their screens much more freely and across different apps with a stylus.

Microsoft Edge web browser was introduced in windows 10 to be the replacement for Internet Explorer. The web browser is also going to be tweaked so that it can be more power-efficient.

The technology firm said “We are committed to delivering continuous innovation to you: including features that bring Windows Ink and Cortana to the mainstream; a faster, more accessible and more power-efficient Microsoft Edge browser; advanced security features for consumers and enterprises; new gaming experience and new tools for the modern classroom”.

Everyone running windows 10 will get these new features for free”

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Advance security features will include the facial recognition technology, Windows Hello, this is being made available to log into websites and apps.

Anniversary update has come along just days after Microsoft had ended the free upgrade programme for users that were eligible to update to Windows 10, which had been released in July 2015. Although now, anyone wanting to move to the software from either windows 7 or 8 will need to pay for Windows 10 there has been some reports of those users who have found a way around it.