Free Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7/8 ends tomorrow. Microsoft launched Windows 10 last year and brought an unprecedented offer that migrates Windows 7/8 users to Microosft’s most advanced and secure operating system for free. Microsoft announced that the free upgrade offer will be valid up to July 29, 2016 that is one year from the date of initial RTM.
On the other hand the company is also set to unveil next major upgrade for Windows 10 users. The Anniversary update is set to reach users from August 2, 2016. The update packs number of fixes and features. See below some of cool features the update comes with.
feature packed ship is ready to sail
This is one of the best features which takes the existing sticky notes onto a new level of usage. One can add reminders, sketch with pen, use rulers to draw shapes directly into desktop. More over one can use Windows 10 mobile or tablet to mark points externally using ruler.
Edge receives tons of improvements from the update. Edge’s Anniversary update version supports extensions, the long awaited feature and Windows Hello integration.
integration of features that rival existing windows apps
Project to PC
This is one of the app that imitates 3rd party app’s feature. This is a remote desktop alternative that projects Windows PC/Mobile/Tablet’s screen to another device. This app is set to receive more team viewer like features.
Windows hello brings bio-metric authentication to websites and applications. It uses facial recognition to auto login into apps and web. But, the feature works only with specialized hardware which old computers lack. It is a better windows add legacy facial recognition as how we do with existing camera.
Action Center & Notification sync
Action center now displays more information. Shows push notifications from websites chase-notifications from apps. PC users can receive mobile notification. Not only receive, the notifications really sync up to dismiss a notification from all your windows devices with any one device.
The new skype app with SMS integration is in line to brace your communication needs. Honestly this part needs a bit more enhancement.
Dark theme/ UI
The dark mode is now a part of the system. Users now can universally apply dark mode from settings app. This will enable dark mode in all supported apps
Bash for Windows
Windows is new Linux as Microsoft essentially ads bash in Windows. This is a big deal for developers who needs windows tools to develop linux apps. This has convinced developers to write code for windows too. This is an optional feature, so it must be manually added.
Windows as a Service
Microsoft has transformed windows as a service and has shown up subscription prices. As of now the subscription price has been announced only for the enterprise edition. With a whole new package Windows 10’s Anniversary update will make an impact on desktop operating system history. So do update now to receive future updates for free.