What a difference a year makes. Last summer, Microsoft rolled outWIndows 10, a new system that was designed to both make up for the mistakes of the past — cough, Windows 8 — and move the PC ecosystem into a new era of convergence between different devices such as tablets, phones and laptops. Twelve months and 350 million installs later, Microsoft is rolling out “Windows 10 Anniversary Update,” a substantial patch that adds a few significant capabilities such as Cortana on the lock screen, “Windows Hello” Security for apps / websites and “Windows Ink,” a nerve center for pen-enabled apps.
If you’ve already made the jump to Windows 10, you’ll be getting Anniversary as a free, automatic update sometime on or soon after August 2nd. Members of Microsoft’s Windows Insider program already have all the Anniversary features installed in the latest test build and have had access to them in beta form for months now.
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