Best new features of Windows 10 major update

Microsoft recently released the first major update for Windows 10.

Aimed at PCs and tablets, Microsoft said the update contains improvements to all aspects of the OS – including thousands of partners updating their device drivers and applications for Windows 10 compatibility.

“Most importantly, with this free update we have reached the point in the platform’s maturity where we can confidently recommend Windows 10 deployment to whole organisations,” said Microsoft.

Best new features

Cnet, The Verge, and Forbes all reported on the update, and which new features should impress users.

Below is a summary of these features.

Skype apps

Skype integration is included in the Windows 10 update, along with the inclusion of apps like Messaging, Phone, and Skype Video.

Find my device

Track your laptop’s location using Windows 10, which works in a similar way to the software’s mobile equivalent. Enable “find my device” to access this functionality, which is linked to your Microsoft Account.

Cast media to device

If you use the Microsoft Edge browser, there is now an option to cast media to a device – which lets users send photos, video, and audio to compatible devices with no setup required.

Microsoft Edge sync passwords

Users who own multiple Windows 10 devices can now enable a sync option in Edge, which lets the browser sync passwords and favorites across all laptops, phones, and tablets.

Automatic time zones

There is a new setting under the Time and Language option, which lets users set time zones to “automatic”. This means that if you travel, your device will automatically update to the relevant time zone.

Reply to texts with Cortana

A new option in Cortana lets users enable missed call notifications, which allows you to reply to calls with text messages via a voice command.

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