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Finally first major update of Windows 10 released

Last week, Microsoft released what was its first major update to Windows 10 since it was launched in July this year.

Finally first major update of Windows 10 released

According to a post on the official Windows 10 blog, Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group said, “Microsoft’s first major update to Windows 10 is now available for PCs and tablets.”

He added that the update brings improvements in areas including thousands of partners to updating their device drivers and applications for great Windows 10 compatibility. In addition, Windows 10 will also be rolling out to Xbox One and select mobile phones soon.

The post lists some of the improvements included in the latest update. These include:

Performance

According to Microsoft, the boot time in Windows 10 is 30 percent faster as compared to Windows 7 running on the same system.

Cortana

Your friendly Windows assistant now supports a stylus for handwriting input. Cortana will now let you scribble notes in the Cortana notebook. Moreover, it recognises phone numbers, email addresses, as well as physical addresses. Moreover, Cortana is now available in India!

Cortana now supports a stylus for handwriting input

Microsoft Edge

The new browser available on Windows 10 now offers tab preview in addition to enhanced performance and security. You can now hover over your open tabs and have a preview of the content on that page. Microsoft Edge also syncs your Favourites and Reading lists across your laptop, PC, tablet and other devices running Windows 10.

In line with the company motto, Microsoft will enable enterprises and companies to migrate to Windows 10 for a unified experience across mobile, tablet, PC and Cloud.

Windows 10 now offers improved security with Credential Guard, which safeguards credentials within a hardware-based virtualised environment.

Device Guard uses Trusted Boot to prevent intruders from installing malware, thereby securing devices.

Windows Hello offers enterprise grade biometrics including fingerprint and facial recognition, while Windows Defender continues to offer a free anti-malware service.

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Shubham Mishra

Founder and Chief Editor of PaidFreeDroid. Shubham likes to keep on top of tech world and loves to help people around him get through the day to day trouble they face with technology.

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