During the recent Microsoft Build 2016 event that was held in San Francisco it was revealed that the Windows 10 is being actively used on 270 million devices. The Redmond giant has also announced that it will be releasing Windows 10 Anniversary Update (aka Windows 10 Redstone 1) by summers this year for PCs, mobile devices, Xbox One, HoloLens and IOT.

Here are some of the new features and improvements that are expected to arrive with Windows 10 Anniversary Update:

Windows Hello

Improvements to Windows Hello will allow users to make use of biometric recognition security on Windows apps and Microsoft Edge browser. By this, Edge will become the first browser to carry native support for biometric security on supported websites, the official Windows Blog stated.

Windows Ink

Windows Ink will allow users to seamlessly use stylus on devices for making notes, drawing and more. It will be integrated with apps like Maps, Edge and Office for conveniently sharing analog thoughts.


Cortana will become smarter in the upcoming Windows 10 Redstone 1 update. It will be able to suggest good apps from Windows Store, suggest activities like lunch and transportation throughout the day, and sending and receiving text messages on PC. It will be available on the lock screen for easy access. Cortana will be also available on Xbox One.

Start Menu

According to CNET, the start menu will be tweaked will show All Apps menu will be available on its right side. A harmburger icon will give access to Settings and Account.

Chaseable Tiles and Improved Notifications

The Live Tiles and Action Center will receive new updates in summer this year. Chaseable Tiles will allow directly access the content that can be seen on the Live Tile. The notification area will be able to display images present on the alerts.

If there are unread notifications from the same app, it will show a number for it on the Taskbar. Also, Windows 10 will allow users to view and dismiss all the alerts that arrive on their smartphones running on Windows 10 Mobile or Android, MS Power User reported.

Dark Theme

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will also introduce the Dark Theme. Currently, the feature is present on Windows 10 but it has been kept disabled. The upcoming update will allow users easily enabled it through the Settings.

Windows Store

Developers will be able to add a trailer video of their app to the Windows Store to showcase its features. The Store Subscriptions will allow developers to receive monthly payments for their inside their app.