Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming on 2 August

Microsoft has announced the availability of their Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which will be publicly available on 2 August.

This anniversary update was first announced at their Build conference in March this year and is expected to include a wide range of enhancements including their Universal Apps platform enabling easier development for various devices, the Desktop App Converter for converting legacy apps to new touch-friendly environments, Xbox One compatibility with Windows 10, biometric authentication (Windows Hello) for signing into apps and websites, Cortana integration with apps and bots with the ability to function even when logged out, along with several user interface enhancements in the taskbar, Start Menu and more.

The update also includes support for inking tools, making it easier to use the touchscreen functionality on compatible devices, especially for activities like drawing and writing on screen.

On the developer front, perhaps the biggest news is the implementation of the Ubuntu Bash, which will enable Linux code to run natively within Windows 10–a first for any Windows desktop operating system.

Stay tuned–if you’re running Windows 10 you should receive the update notification in due course. Know more about the upcoming updates here.