Windows 10 Anniversary update – the new features

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be available for free from 2 August 2016.

The update promises to bring a number of new features to Microsoft’s operating system, including those highly requested by users.

International publications have released their reviews of the operating system’s update, and detailed the new features which come with it.

The Verge and Engadget listed the new features users can expect come 2 August, as detailed below.

  • Windows Ink – provides support for a user’s stylus and a central location for built-in and third-party apps. Includes updated sticky notes and sketchpad.
  • Microsoft Edge extensions – support for extensions in Edge, which will work similarly to Chrome extensions.
  • Cortana update – more functionality from Cortana and improved intelligence.
  • Improved UI – improvements to the operating system’s user interface, including a new dark theme.
  • Automatic time zone setting – the PC’s clock automatically adjusts when travelling.
  • Windows Hello – use your face to log into Windows via your camera, with new integration for apps and websites.
  • Windows 10 apps on Xbox One – the Xbox One will get Windows apps, including Cortana support.
  • Bash support – will integrate the Bash command line shell and support for Ubuntu Linux binaries into Windows 10.
  • Project to PC – “similar to remote desktop”, project to a PC from your phone or another PC.
  • New Skype app – a universal Skype app.

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