The New Windows 10 Update – What Does it Mean?

Windows 10 has recently come out with a new update, called Windows 10 Anniversary Update. This is the second biggest update since the new operating system launched, and its goal is to add the features that customers want from Windows 10.

The Anniversary Update will touch all corners of the system and also comes with innovations, such as Windows Ink, and updates to already existing programs. Despite the excitement of what the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will bring to your machine, it’s vital that you learn what exactly this update is.

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What Changes Will the Update Bring?

The Anniversary Update comes with several changes and new features. Some are more aesthetic, such as the new emoji keyboard, while others increase the safety of your PC – all changes and innovations aim to make your Windows experience increasingly better!

A key feature that rose from the update is the Windows Ink Workspace. This program allows you to have sticky notes and sketch on a screenshot, amongst other features, and was inspired by the ease of which you can sketch your ideas on a blank piece of paper.

Cortana also went through an update and can now do more things. For instance, Cortana is now available in the lock-screen and is capable of responding to even more specific questions. It can also give more proactive suggestions, so that you don’t need to constantly be on top of commitments you need to keep – Cortana will remind you easily. The assistance can also move things to and from your mobile device, like notifications and messages.

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You can also expect an improvement to Windows Defender, the free anti-malware service that comes with Windows 10. There’s a new option that lets you automatically schedule regular scans to your computer, in order to make sure everything is secure and up-to-date.

How to Get the Update

If you have chosen for your Windows updates to roll out automatically, you don’t need to do anything! The Anniversary Update installs automatically if this is the case, although you can actually update it yourself, manually, should you choose to.

As an IT support company, we make sure that we’re always up-to-date with the latest news from the IT world! The new Windows update makes things more exciting, as it adds new features and improves the security of your computer, be it your personal PC or a work computer.

If you have any questions about this subject, or any other IT-related issue, feel free to talk to us on 01524 581690 and we’ll be more than happy to help you with anything you require.

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