Today is the debut of the first major update to Windows 10. Microsoft promises that the free upgrade includes enhancements to many aspects of this operating system.
According to Microsoft, the new version offers improvements to:
- Performance in everyday tasks, such as boot time now nearly 30% faster than Windows 7 on the same device.
- With Cortana, you can use your device’s pen [with touchscreen models] to just scribble a note in the Cortana Notebook and Cortana will recognize the phone number, email address, and even physical address to help you set reminders. Cortana can also now keep track of your event and movie bookings too, sending you helpful reminders to know where to go and get there on time, plus the option to book and track an Uber [in the U.S. only]. We’re excited to make Cortana available in Japan, Australia, and Canada and India (in English) with features and experiences customized for each market.
- Microsoft Edge offers improved performance and security, along with tab preview, which allows you to hover over your open tabs and get a preview of what’s on those websites without leaving the page you’re on. Microsoft Edge now syncs your Favorites and Reading list items across devices so you can easily get back to the content you’re interested in most. And, Cortana will now notify you of the best coupons [in the U.S. only] from your favorite retailers such as Staples, Macys and Best Buy when shopping in Microsoft Edge.
The new version can be installed now onto any device running Windows 10 through the on-device Windows Update function.