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Microsoft launches much-anticipated Windows 10 Anniversary Update

A suite of new features and improvements are waiting.

 

John-Michael Bond

Tech

Published Aug 3, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 8:27 am CDT

Windows 10 is here (whether you like it or not), and today marks the roll out of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Users can look forward to new security features, a more power-efficient Microsoft Edge browser, Windows Ink and Cortana, and other general improvements with the update.

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Newer PCs will receive the update first, but you don’t have to worry about hunting it down. Windows users will be notified by their computer when the update is ready to install. If you don’t want to wait you can manually update yourself by going to Settings > Updates & Security > Windows Update.

Windows Ink and Cortana are two of the biggest new additions to the operating system. Ink allows Windows users to take notes and sketch on screenshots with their mouse. It also adds a Mac like sticky note feature for keeping track of ideas. Cortana’s piece of the anniversary update brings the robot helper to your lock screen, allowing you to ask questions, play music, or set reminders without unlocking your machine.

You can read more about the lesser features in the update over at Microsoft’s announcement page.

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*First Published: Aug 3, 2016, 11:53 am CDT