As expected, at the ongoing Build conference 2016 Microsoft has shared details regarding the upcoming major update Windows 10, appearing earlier under the code name Redstone. So, straight to the point – “Anniversary” update (Anniversary update) will be released this summer, all current licensed users of Windows 10 will be able to set it free. By the way, the patch release was announced by the head of Department of Microsoft on development of Windows Terry Myerson.
Mr. Meyerson allowed himself slightly to make fun of Apple, saying from the stage that Microsoft offers everyone, regardless of their devices, “whether it’s a new PC, a 5 year old PC or a completely new Mac, switch to Windows 10. Xbox One owners will also be able to install the update Anniversary Update, which will not only bring application support Windows 10 and Cortana voice assistant, but also transform the game console into a powerful tool for developers.
In the foreground in the Anniversary update is update center Windows Ink and stylus support. Windows Ink is designed to help people better Express their ideas and to work more productively together. Part of this center is a new working environment Ink, which includes the most popular app Ink, as well as tips and tricks. Voice assistant Cortana and Bing search is now closely linked with the technology of handwriting recognition, so every time you write notes “for tomorrow” Cortana creates an event in the calendar, and Bing in order to automate all kinds can find different objects and locations. Environment Ink also includes other extra tools, including a digital scale with the ability to scale and rotation, the opportunity to work on the lock screen. Thus, it is possible to do the outline and create notes without leaving the lock screen.
After its release on iOS, Adobe has added Dropbox in Acrobat Reader for direct transfer of PDF files. Thus, from Acrobat you can upload a file into your Dropbox.
In turn, the Dropbox appears in the item menu to work with PDF files. That is, feedback with Acrobat Reader there is also.
Today in San Francisco will open the conference for developers Microsoft Build 2016. The event, which will last 3 days, from 30 March to 1 April, will be dedicated to all platforms and solutions of Microsoft, including Windows Azure, Xbox, Office 365, etc.
It is expected that Microsoft will lift the veil of secrecy over what changes we will see in the next major update of Windows 10. According to rumors, we should expect significant changes in the functionality of Cortana, redesigned interactive Live Tiles and an improved notification center. There may be more interesting and surprising announcements that you can learn in just half an hour.