Microsoft's paper anniversary updates. Last Friday saw the end of Microsoft’s revolutionary move to offer Windows 10 for free to almost all customers who bought a PC in the past 10-15 years. Now, as promised, they are moving forth with their system-wide updates, set to show their commitment to Windows 10. So why hasn’t anyone heard of it?
Well, in a step away from their old marketing strategies, plunging billions of pounds into hyping up Windows 8 and all of its updates, Microsoft isn’t putting billions or even millions into advertising the updates. Why? Because they want Windows 10 to be a true service, and with most, if not all services, you don’t get a huge media hype every time a small addition or error correction is made. So for this update, it is business as usual, and no different to any other Tuesday.
You’ll also find the change-log sheet for this latest update to be a little short, yet still powerful. On the list are improvements to Cortana, the voice-activated assistant, with the plan to make her as much like a real life assistant as possible (gone are the days of “It looks like you’re writing a letter” from a paperclip). Instead, you’ll have access to one of the most sophisticated personal assistant AIs straight from your PC.
They’re adding in new security measures, including defence for attacks on PCs via wearable devices, sprucing up the digital pen feature and adding in a new, possibly more confusing, start menu. You’ll also get a new taskbar, better action features, new calendar features, and of course Xbox Play Anywhere, which allows Xbox owners to play games seamlessly between their Xbox and PC.
Finally, for all of you who have been tired of Windows always being so bright, they are adding a new dark theme, which is vastly more eye-friendly than their previous all-white approach. So all in all, they’ve chosen the most relevant and desired features to implement first, in what is set to be a frequently updated service all users will love.
Of course with any change, there can be uncertainty, which is where we at NSIS IT come in. We can offer you a huge range of IT support services to meet your needs and help you traverse the latest Windows 10 changes with ease. Whether you're a regular monthly customer with full IT support, or a pay-as-you-go customer experiencing some issues with the latest updates, as a specialised IT support company, we can provide you with all the help you require. Don't hesitate to contact us today.