Microsoft to mark Windows 10 one-year anniversary with a major update

Microsoft on Wednesday said it would mark the one-year anniversary of Windows 10 with a major update to the software powering more than 350 million computing devices.

Microsoft Edge received a handful of updates, including support for browser extensions - something that had been on the browser's roadmap since past year. Windows Defender, the free anti-malware service will now come with the option to schedule periodic quick scans of your PC automatically, while delivering new notifications and summaries upon the complete scan. This feature detects, investigates and responds to advanced malicious attacks on networks by providing a more comprehensive level of threat intelligence and attack detection.

One of the key features being added is the Xbox Play Anywhere.

Enterprise Data Protection will also debut in the Windows 10 anniversary update in the form of "Windows Information Protection". Formerly called Enterprise Data Protection, this feature lets businesses separate personal and organizational data and helps protect corporate data on desktop as well as mobile devices.

The latest release of the update will also let users make greater use of Cortana, which has come with the OS since it was released past year. Another new tool in the Windows 10 update allows users to write notes via touchscreen-enabled tablets or laptops.

Windows 10 operating system is created to work on laptops, desktops, smartphones, Xbox One consoles, HoloLens augmented reality headsets and more. Microsoft hasn't said how much it will cost to upgrade to its new OS after that date.

 

 

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