The Windows 10 Anniversary Update was released August 2, 2016 worldwide for everyone to try out Windows 10 in all its glory. Our definitive review of Windows 10 Anniversary Update showcased many things that non-Windows Insiders were seeing for the first time and there are a number of new Windows 10 features, tweaks, and more functionality.
Since last year, Windows 10 has made substantial strides in the number of tweaks, improvements, and fixes in Windows 10 through user feedback from the Windows Insider program. It's been a long road to get Windows 10 to this point, but there is a long way to go before Windows 10 can be considered a finished product.
First unveiled in September 2014 and entered public beta testing in October 2014, Windows 10 was released on July 29th, 2015. Windows 10 is the successor of Windows 8.1, offering a return of a more classic version of the Start Menu. In addition, Windows 10 brings a number of features and improvements to pen and touch, as well as mouse and keyboard on the PC and Microsoft Surface devices.
Just a year ago, Windows 10 was touted as more than just the next Windows. Windows 10 was a new Microsoft experience, dubbed "Windows as a Service." Windows Insiders could experience all the new features of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update much sooner than the general public, and be able to provide Microsoft with feedback on bugs, including what needed to be improved and what needed to be fixed.
Universal Windows 10 apps, Task View, Microsoft Edge, and Windows Hello support for some websites and apps, are just some of the new features now available in the Windows 10.
Here's a list of all the features, improvements, and capabilities that Microsoft has included in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update:
- Microsoft Edge
- Windows Store
- Start Menu
- Action Center
- Windows Hello
- Pen and touch
- Dark mode and keyboard emoji
Last but not least, our definitive review of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes more information on the inclusion of Bash, a more in-depth look at Windows Security Settings, Windows 10 Anniversary information for developers, and much more.
Just today, we saw the introduction of the official Starbucks app on Windows 10 Mobile and as well as the rumor that Windows 10 Anniversary Update will arrive on Windows 10 Mobile on August 9, 2016. Another interesting bit of news today is the arrival of Ink support in Windows Maps for Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring.
Stay tuned for more Windows 10 news, updates, and other information, as we bring you the low-down everything coming to Windows 10 in Redstone 2, set to be released worldwide to the general public in 2017.