Windows 10 Anniversary Update Announced, Will Be Out In The Summer For Free

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At its Build conference today Microsoft has officially announced the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. This will be the first major update for the company's latest operating system version, and so far it's been known only by its codename - Redstone.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will roll out sometime this summer, and it will be free for everyone running Windows 10.

It will bring with it support for Windows Hello biometric ID in more apps, including the Edge browser - so you'll be able to sign into websites with your fingerprint. The Linux command line shell will be in too, alongside a smarter Cortana (who you can disclose to sdiscontinue files to colleagues, for example), and a unified Windows 10 and Xbox app store.

Perhaps the biggest recent feature in the update is the addition of the Windows Ink system. This is all about taking stylus support up a notch. So you'll be able to do things like jot down something along the lines of "Call Joe at 9 pm" on sticky notes, and Cortana will automatically recognize that as a reminder. Windows Ink will work with both a pen and your finger, and you can even utilize both at the same time. Microsoft apps such as Office will obviously support Ink, as will Adobe's apps. And the platform is open for integration into other apps too.

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