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On August 2, users who have upgraded to Windows 10 will get the Anniversary Update and benefit from all the new features that have been slowly introduced in the builds that have been released for Insiders. In this article we’ll talk abut the most important features and changes that will come to Windows 10.

Microsoft Edge Supporting Extensions

If you’ve been using Chrome extensions, then you’ll be happy to hear that Edge will receive similar extensions such as dBlock, 1Password, LastPass, and EverNote, and soon, third-party developers will add their own creations to the Windows Store. Microsoft’s web browser also supports in web notifications, which allow websites to push notifications to the Action Center, and users who want to see the history of a tab will right-click on the back button.

Windows Ink

Microsoft has introduced this set of pen-driven experiences that help Surface owners to set their ideas in motion using the stylus. In the Anniversary Update, there will be a new pen button in the notification area, which will open the Windows Ink Workspace. Also, at the top will be found icons for Sticky Notes, Sketchpad, Screen Sketch, and the list of recent applications with pen support and the suggested list.

Cortana improvements

The digital assistant will be brought to the lock screen and users will be able to ask her to set a reminder, make a note or even play music. Moreover, Cortana will be able to schedule appointments in Outlook and to send documents to friends.

Windows Hello To Sign Into Apps And Websites

This feature requires a camera to scan users’ face and it allows them to log into their computers and laptops without needing to enter a password. But Microsoft is expanding its functionality in the Anniversary Update, integrating it into apps and websites.

Windows 10 Apps On Xbox One

The Xbox One console will run Windows applications and for starters, users will get Netflix, MSN Weather and Groove Music, which look similar to their Windows 10 counterparts.

Skype As A Universal App

The application will support Bots, call waiting, translation and SMS integration. In one of the most recent updates, Skype as received other features such as putting a call on hold, screen sharing, file sharing, the option to leave an receive voice mails etc.