As promised, Microsoft has begun to roll out Windows 10 Anniversary Update throughout the world in time for the operating system’s first birthday. While plenty of the features from the update have been demonstrated during Build 2016 and tested by participants of Windows Insider Program for the past few months, the time has finally come for general end users to experience the new features themselves.
Among the much touted feature from the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the new Windows Ink which enhanced digital pen experience on Windows 10 machines. This include the addition of a special section called Windows Ink Workspace that provides quick access to apps that supported digital pen as well as its own apps in the form of sketchpad, screen sketch, and Sticky Notes.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update also includes security improvement for the operating system with one of it being the automated periodic quick system scan for Windows Defender. In addition to that, Windows Hello has also been updated to include support for Windows apps and Microsoft Edge.
At the same time, Edge also receives the long-coming extensions feature through this update alongside better power efficiency. Of course, Microsoft has also included plenty of behind-the-scenes tweak into the Anniversary Update to make the operating system more reliable and performs better.
Meanwhile, the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update is available immediately through Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and press Check For Updates. Once the check is done, the operating system will immediately start to download the update which is labeled as “Feature update to Windows 10, version 1607”.
If you prefer to perform clean install on your machines instead, the tool to download the ISO file is available from Microsoft’s website as well. Once everything is done, you should be able to see Version 1607 in the System > About section of your Windows Settings.