Microsoft, at its annual developer conference, announced that it is going to bring major changes in Windows 10 with some real exciting features. And to kick this off, the first noticeable change was the unveiling of the name itself.
Originally decoded as Redstone, the release name is kept as “Windows 10 Anniversary Update”, probably it’s the biggest update ever introduced to Windows 10.
All the Windows 10 users will see biometric authentication tools on their phones, tabs, and systems. Windows 10 users will be able to use “Windows Hello” feature to login to apps.
The noteworthy change is the improved stylus support, use of sticky notes to create Cortana reminders for important dates in calendars and note information. Apps under Windows Universal Platform can make use of digital ruler for drawing straight lines and a touch- based stencil too.
Another feature added up is the ability to convert win32 apps to modern, touch-friendly ones with the help of Desktop App Converter, fetching the Bash Unix shell for Windows and making the Xbox One games compatible with Windows 10 apps.
Let’s get a clear picture of the features added to Windows 10. Take a look!
Improvements in Touch Feature:
Microsoft has brought changes in touch feature by which users’ writing will be recognized to support the required services, calendar entries, and reminders.
Windows ink Action Center panel, upgraded office integration (including proofreading improvements), support for virtual rulers are some engaging features which will be introduced with this Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
What’s new with Cortana?
Cortana, an existing intelligent personal assistant of Microsoft, is updated with new features that will be integrated into the OS. Cortana will be displayed on the lock screen for quick actions such as adding an appointment to the calendar after reading an email or automatic hotel or flight reservation based on email or IM conversations.
Microsoft Edge – New features added up:
Microsoft Edge was launched in haste with little features. However, now it is completely ready to replace Internet Explorer. Edge will be brought into light with extension features, comprising of support for chrome extensions.
“Windows Hello” support for biometric (facial and fingerprint), logins for websites and new APIs as well will be distinguishable.
Linux on Windows 10:
Ohh yes! Microsoft’s Anniversary Update has acquired Linux. Being specific, Microsoft will integrate “Linux bash” on Windows 10 with its name as “Windows Subsystem for Linux”. It would be easier for developers who work on both platforms.
Creating Universal Windows Platform:
Microsoft has confirmed that all desktop software will be brought for Windows 10 users into the store along with making them compatible with an expected tool called the ‘Desktop App Converter’ which will permit developers to convert regular desktop programs into UWP applications. Microsoft is going to fetch Xbox One games to Windows 10 using the same approach; however, this will take some time!
Microsoft is putting all its efforts by bringing out significant changes in Windows 10 to attract users. For now, Windows Anniversary Update is enough to fascinate us!
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