Microsoft is currently working on getting ready the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, one of the most important releases for its new operating system that will include a long list of improvements, including new features that are supposed to help the company bring more people on its platforms.
And it’s exactly these features what Microsoft is using right now to make sure that Windows 10 would become a more appealing operating system, as the company is currently working with partners to make sure that they discover the benefits of the latest improvements. And build devices specifically tailored for them, that is.
At the WinHEC conference, Microsoft emphasized that Windows Ink is becoming an essential feature of the operating system and emphasized that it’s critical for device makers to build products that can support it.
Windows Ink is Microsoft’s effort to make the operating system more appropriate for use with a pen and the company wants to standardize the stylus with the Redstone update. Device makers will be allowed to build their own pens which can work across all devices in an attempt to make this input method more widely adopted in the operating system.
Focus also includes Continuum and Windows Hello
And although Microsoft’s push for Windows 10 now includes new features coming in the Redstone update, the company is still focusing on existing capabilities that can help the operating system go forward.
Windows Hello and Continuum are two of the features that are already available for Windows 10 users, but both are expected to receive significant updates with the upcoming Anniversary Update. Windows Hello, for instance, will add support for fingerprint readers, an option that already exists on Android and iOS devices, but which until now is yet to debut on Windows phones.
The Anniversary Update is due in July and Microsoft is already testing some of these features with help from users as part of the Insider program, but it’s very clear that once this version rolls out, Microsoft will be ready for another hard push for Windows 10, this time banking on even more capabilities.