Microsoft releases Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Microsoft releases Windows 10 Anniversary UpdateMicrosoft

Keeping its promise, Microsoft has announced the rollout of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the second biggest update since the launch of Windows 10 on 29 July, 2015. Upon the updating your PC to the latest release, it would be running new version 1067 of Windows 10.

Microsoft says this is a phased rollout with the newer Windows 10 PCs to get the update first. You do not have to install the update. It will automatically download and install when it becomes available for your PC.

As of now, the rollout is for Windows 10 PCs while the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update will begin in the coming weeks. The free update to Windows 10 ended on 29 July, although you can make use of assistive technologies to download the free upgrade even after 31 July.

The Anniversary Update bundles several innovations such as Windows Ink, Cortana improvements, a faster and power-efficient Microsoft Edge browser, advanced security features for consumer and enterprise consumers and new gaming experiences and new tools for the modern classroom.

The update with OS build 14393.10 adds improvements and fixes to enhance the functionality of Windows 10. Following is the changelog containing all the fixes and improvements in build 14393.10.

  • Improved reliability of background tasks and extensions for Microsoft Edge.
  • Addressed licensing issue that prevents apps from activating.
  • Addressed issue that prevents changing display orientation after attaching a keyboard dock.
  • Addressed issue with scheduled update scans that are delayed during Connected Standby.
  • Addressed issue that sometimes prevent Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) apps from receiving keyboard input.
  • Addressed issue with event logging that creates very large virtual allocations.
  • Addressed issues that cause high battery drain when a Windows 10 Mobile device is idle or the screen is off.
  • Addressed additional issues with Cortana, Microsoft Query and Microsoft Excel compatibility, and the Korean Input Method Editor (IME).

Microsoft has simultaneously made available the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK (software development kit) build 14393 along with Visual Studio 2015 Update 3. The new SDK contains more than 2,700 enhancements to the Universal Windows platform.