We reported on Microsoft’s new Windows 10 Anniversary Update in a previous blog, but since the acclaimed overhaul is receiving so much attention, we’ve decided to revisit the topic from another perspective.
What does the New Windows 10 Update Mean to Me?
In all sincerity, it’s a great question, but the update really doesn’t mean all that much right now unless you’re a Windows Insider. That being said, just because most people can’t yet get their hands on it doesn’t mean you should toss it on the back burner until it’s rolled out on a grand scale.
The update is scheduled to be released in July, and the new developer SDK version is now live. While some of the initial kinks and bugs have been worked out, there are still quite a few known issues that plague the newest update.
Still, the Windows Anniversary Update looks fascinating from our perspective. The update is easily the largest in years, with new features that include a completely rebuilt start menu within a variety of other streamlined navigation tweaks.
While looks can be deceiving, the components are there to back up the polished interface. Cortana, the Microsoft equivalent of Siri, has plenty of enhanced voice-enabled functions, and the Windows Ink Workspace allows you to draw on a variety of different Microsoft programs to capture reminders, notes, and visuals.
So for any Windows user, this update is a big deal.
It should be noted that there will undoubtedly be a learning curve, even for those most skilled with the software. While the new interface and functionalities are phenomenal additions, they’re different, and they take getting used to regardless of user-friendliness.
Next up are the bugs, which have been plentiful this time around. Granted, these mishaps aren’t prolific enough to offset upgrading entirely, but July users are advised to tread lightly if they’re navigating without a compass.
So if you’re looking for someone to point you in the right direction, let us know. As a long-term Microsoft Partner, we’re qualified to not only keep your system running smoothly, but teach you the finer points of the new features so you can utilize them to the best of your ability.
Microsoft is taking things to the next level. Don’t be the last to jump on board.