Windows 10 Anniversary Update is coming August 2

Jun 29, 2016

Anniversary Update for Windows 10 is scheduled to arrive on August 2nd 2016.

Anniversary Update

Windows 10 announced by Microsoft in September of 2014 was released officially on the 29th of July 2015. A year on; Windows 10 currently available as a free upgrade to users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 PC’s will receive it’s second major update. The first major update was released some time back in November 2015.

The Anniversary Update scheduled to arrive this summer, has been known by the codename REDSTONE for some time. Windows Insiders have also had the opportunity to help shape it’s development with their numerous feedbacks. But to all other Windows 10 users, the update will start rolling out on the 2nd of August.

For users who have updated to Windows 10, this update comes as a free upgrade. If you buy a near future windows 10 device you will get this probably preinstalled. If you didn’t upgrade your old windows device then you’ll need to buy this.

Windows 10 currently according to Microsoft is installed on over 350 million devices and 135 billion hours of usage since launch.

We’d like to say a special thank you to each of you who have upgraded to Windows 10. With over 350 million devices now running Windows 10, customer satisfaction is higher than any previous version of Windows and customer engagement is also incredible with more than 135 billion hours of use on Windows 10 since launch

The Anniversary Update brings six areas of innovation and improvements to consumers and enterprises.

  • Additional Security Features for the Most Secure Windows
The Update enables companion devices to use Windows Hello to unlock your PC, giving you more choices for quick, secured sign-ins.
Improvements to Windows Defenders free anti-malware service, includes the option to automatically schedule periodic quick scans of your PC; as well as provide new notifications and summaries when scans are complete and threats are found.
Enterprise customers will benefit from two major new security features to help protect businesses from today’s modern threats. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP) and Windows Information Protection, formerly referred to as enterprise data protection.
  • Windows Ink Brings the Power of Windows to the Tip of Your Pen

Quickly and easily take a note, sketch on a screenshot, or draw an idea.
Smart Sticky Notes help you remember common tasks like reminding you of flight times or offering directions using Maps.
Key apps have new ink-specific features, like using handwriting in Office, ink annotations in Microsoft Edge or drawing custom routes in Maps.

  • Cortana Helps You Be More Productive with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Cortana is now available above your lock screen so you can do things like ask questions, play music from your PC or set a reminder without unlocking your device.
Cortana can save and recall key information, like your frequent flier number or where you parked at the airport. You can also add photos to make your reminders visual, like a photo of a bottle of wine you enjoyed at a restaurant.
Cortana can give you notifications across all the devices you have with Cortana – like sharing directions across devices or from text or messaging services on your phone.

  • Microsoft Edge Helps You Do More with Increased Power Efficiency, Extensions and Accessibility
  • Gamers Stay Connected and Enjoy More Games
  • New Innovations for the Modern Classroom

Are you exited and looking forward to the new update? Let us know in the comments what you are most looking forward to.