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Windows 10 Anniversary Update is now available

Microsoft Windows 10 anniversary update now available, Microsoft Windows 10 Redstone 1 update now available
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This major update comes with multiple interface improvements, extension support for Microsoft Edge, various enhancements to Cortana, and much more.

The long-awaited update to Windows 10 that was first known as Redstone is finally rolling out to users of Microsoft's operating system all over the world. Dubbed Windows 10 Anniversary Update, it brings a rich set of new features, including Windows Ink, advanced security capabilities, and more.

According to the official blog post about its arrival, Windows 10 Anniversary Update also comes with a much better Edge browser that finally supports extensions, Windows Hello for apps and websites, Cortana located above the lock screen so the assistant can be used for various tasks without unlocking the device. Even more, Microsoft customers in the UK and the US now get Cortana on Xbox One consoles.

The improved Windows Store now offers Xbox content as well. Microsoft reveals that "With Xbox Play Anywhere, shoppers can pre-order their favorite games before launch, then play on either their Windows 10 PC or Xbox One the day of availability."

The update also brings improved boot speeds, as well as "more than 150 improvements in battery life functionality." As it usually happens with Windows 10 updates, the Anniversary Update rolls out in stages, and newer machines are the first ones to receive it automatically. However, those in a hurry can always get it manually. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-08- 3 (Update: 2016-08- 3)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.