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Ask Cortana for images (Anniversary Update)

Microsoft Edge, with its Ask Cortana feature, now supports right-clicking on images to get instant results without leaving the page. With Ask Cortana support on images, you can now use the power of Bing image search for any image on the web. Just right-click on an image in Microsoft Edge, select the option to “Ask Cortana” (or “Bing Lookup” if Cortana is not enabled), and you’ll see everything we know about that image. Read more

Microsoft Edge, with its Ask Cortana feature, now supports right-clicking on images to get instant results without leaving the page. With Ask Cortana support on images, you can now use the power of Bing image search for any image on the web. Just right-click on an image in Microsoft Edge, select the option to “Ask Cortana” (or “Bing Lookup” if Cortana is not enabled), and you’ll see everything we know about that image. You’ll get image dimensions, other sizes of that image, places to buy that product, recipes for food items, related images, related searches, and more.

Support for Cortana is only available in select markets. Read less


Cortana (Anniversary Update)

Cortana is your truly personal digital assistant who works across all your Windows 10 devices to help you get things done.* By learning more about you over time, Cortana becomes more useful every day. Cortana helps you be more productive by handling key tasks like sending emails, scheduling events, and using the power of Bing to quickly search your devices, the cloud, or the web. Read more

Cortana is your truly personal digital assistant who works across all your Windows 10 devices to help you get things done.* By learning more about you over time, Cortana becomes more useful every day. Cortana helps you be more productive by handling key tasks like sending emails, scheduling events, and using the power of Bing to quickly search your devices, the cloud, or the web. Cortana is also the best digital assistant at reminders, letting you set them in more ways including by pen, and [coming in July 2016] pulling reminder-relevant info from emails so you have the details at hand. And you can instantly capture your ideas by voice just by telling Cortana to take a note.**

*Cortana available in select markets. Experience may vary by region and device. Cortana app required for Android and iOS devices (requires Android version 4.1.2 or higher, or iPhone 4 with iOS 8.0 or higher).

**Hardware dependent. Read less

Meet Cortana

Windows Store for Business (Anniversary Update)

Windows Store for Business gives IT decision makers, purchasers, and administrators a flexible way to find, acquire, manage, and distribute apps to Windows 10 devices*. Manage Windows Store apps and private line-of-business apps in one inventory, and assign and reuse licenses as needed. Choose the best distribution method for your organization: directly assign apps to individuals and teams, publish apps to private pages in Windows Store, or connect with management solutions for more options. Read more

Windows Store for Business gives IT decision makers, purchasers, and administrators a flexible way to find, acquire, manage, and distribute apps to Windows 10 devices*. Manage Windows Store apps and private line-of-business apps in one inventory, and assign and reuse licenses as needed. Choose the best distribution method for your organization: directly assign apps to individuals and teams, publish apps to private pages in Windows Store, or connect with management solutions for more options.

*Available in select markets. Payment methods will be added over time. Read less

Learn more about Windows Store for Business

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection: Enhanced Remediation

The Creator Update will deliver new remediation actions in Windows Defender ATP that will give IT administrators the tools to isolate machines, collect forensics, kill and clean running processes and quarantine or block files with a single click in the Windows Security Center and further reduce response time.

Learn more about WDATP

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection: Enriched Intelligence

IT administrators will be enabled to feed their own intelligence into the Windows Security Center for alerts on activities based on their own indicators of compromise. This added level of insight will enrich machine learning models to identify and block malware more quickly and better protect their unique environment.


Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection: Enriched Detection

Windows Defender ATP will expand sensors to detect threats that persist only in memory or kernel level exploits. This will enable IT administrators to monitor loaded drivers and in-memory activities, and to detect various patterns of injection, reflective loading, and in-memory modifications indicating potential kernel exploits.


In-place UEFI Conversion Tool

For those customers who have already provisioned modern Windows PCs that support UEFI but installed Windows 7 using legacy BIOS, converting a device to UEFI required an IT manager to repartition the disc and reconfigure the firmware. This meant they would need to physically touch each device in their enterprise. With the Creators Update, we will introduce a simple conversion tool that automates this previously manual work. Read more

For those customers who have already provisioned modern Windows PCs that support UEFI but installed Windows 7 using legacy BIOS, converting a device to UEFI required an IT manager to repartition the disc and reconfigure the firmware. This meant they would need to physically touch each device in their enterprise. With the Creators Update, we will introduce a simple conversion tool that automates this previously manual work. This conversion tool can be integrated with management tools such as System Center Configuration Manager as part of the Windows 7 to Windows 10 in-place upgrade process. Read less


Windows Analytics Update Compliance

Windows Upgrade Analytics was released to help move to Windows 10 more quickly by analyzing their environment to identify app compatibility, device and driver readiness. Windows Update Analytics will use the organization’s own telemetry to provide new insights on the update process and anti-virus status of devices to ensure compliance.

Streamline and accelerate Windows upgrades

Mobile Application Management

Protect data on personal devices without requiring the device to be enrolled in a Mobile Device Management solution. As employees use their own devices at work more and more, we are providing IT with oversight to apply policies to the applications employees use to be productive. This helps keep corporate data more secure without taking on the added responsibility of managing employees’ personal devices.


Windows Trusted Boot (Anniversary Update)

Windows Trusted Boot used in combination with UEFI Secure Boot—a hardware standard developed by members of the PC industry—helps make sure that your PC starts securely and that only trusted software can run during startup. When the PC starts, the UEFI firmware checks the signature of each piece of boot software and the operating system, avoiding headaches caused by malware that can load before the operating system boot process has begun. Read more

Windows Trusted Boot used in combination with UEFI Secure Boot—a hardware standard developed by members of the PC industry—helps make sure that your PC starts securely and that only trusted software can run during startup. When the PC starts, the UEFI firmware checks the signature of each piece of boot software and the operating system, avoiding headaches caused by malware that can load before the operating system boot process has begun. Windows Trusted Boot then helps ensure that all Windows boot components, drivers, and compatible anti-malware solutions start with integrity. Read less


Credential Guard (Anniversary Update)

Windows Hello strengthens and protects user credentials, and Credential Guard takes the next step by protecting the user access tokens that are generated once your users have been authenticated. With these tokens, an attacker could access your resources by effectively impersonating a user’s identity. Read more

Windows Hello strengthens and protects user credentials, and Credential Guard takes the next step by protecting the user access tokens that are generated once your users have been authenticated. With these tokens, an attacker could access your resources by effectively impersonating a user’s identity. Credential Guard stores user access tokens within a virtualization-based security environment running on Hyper-V, away from the Windows 10 kernel. So even if a device is compromised, the credentials are not available to the attacker. This helps safeguard you from Pass-the-Hash and other advanced persistent attacks. Isolating security credentials from malware also helps prevent one infected machine from damaging others running in the same datacenter.

Credential Guard can be enabled using Group Policy, making it easy to administer using your existing management tools. Read less

Deploy and manage Credential Guard

Device Guard (Anniversary Update)

Device Guard on Windows 10 puts you in control of your environment—and a step ahead of malware—with rigorous access controls that help protect the Windows system core and prevent untrusted apps and executables from starting. With it, you can lock down devices, granting access only to apps from trusted sources. Read more

Device Guard on Windows 10 puts you in control of your environment—and a step ahead of malware—with rigorous access controls that help protect the Windows system core and prevent untrusted apps and executables from starting. With it, you can lock down devices, granting access only to apps from trusted sources. Device Guard uses hardware-based isolation and virtualization to protect itself and the Windows system core from vulnerability and zero-day exploits. Its Hyper-V Code Integrity Service feature enforces best practices for running drivers and other software at the highest level of privilege. Read less

Learn how to use Device Guard in your organization

Conditional Access (Anniversary Update)

In today’s BYOD environment, enterprises can’t assume that devices accessing their networks are malware-free. Windows 10 helps ensure that unhealthy devices can be identified and gated from business resources using a combination of the Windows Device Health Attestation cloud service and mobile device management systems such as Microsoft  Intune.* Read more

In today’s BYOD environment, enterprises can’t assume that devices accessing their networks are malware-free. Windows 10 helps ensure that unhealthy devices can be identified and gated from business resources using a combination of the Windows Device Health Attestation cloud service and mobile device management systems such as Microsoft  Intune.* Windows 10 uses the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) hardware built into newer PCs to monitor startup processes services and determine whether data is trustworthy. With Conditional Access, IT departments can detect and prevent low-level malware, and noncompliant devices can be denied access to specific applications like email and Microsoft SharePoint sites or to the entire corporate network.

*Microsoft  Intune sold separately. Read less


BitLocker (Anniversary Update)

BitLocker, a leading disk encryption solution, helps protects data when a device is lost or stolen. BitLocker has been significantly enhanced for Windows 10, offering market-leading security and performance features, as well as robust features that make it easier to deploy, administer, and monitor. Read more

BitLocker, a leading disk encryption solution, helps protects data when a device is lost or stolen. BitLocker has been significantly enhanced for Windows 10, offering market-leading security and performance features, as well as robust features that make it easier to deploy, administer, and monitor. With Windows 10, the need for a PIN has been eliminated on most device types; the single sign-on experience maintains BitLocker’s strong performance, reliability, and deployment benefits while still meeting security expectations. Read less

Deploy and manage BitLocker

Windows Hello for Business (Anniversary Update)

Windows Hello is a next generation credential technology that can be used as a replacement for passwords. Unlike a password which represents single factor of authentication (e.g.: something you know) Windows Hello consists of two or more factors (something you know (PIN), have (device), or are (biometric identity)) plus a credential that is resistant to theft and phishing. Read more

Windows Hello is a next generation credential technology that can be used as a replacement for passwords. Unlike a password which represents single factor of authentication (e.g.: something you know) Windows Hello consists of two or more factors (something you know (PIN), have (device), or are (biometric identity)) plus a credential that is resistant to theft and phishing. Windows Hello is based on an industry standard from the FIDO Alliance making it a solution that will be interoperable on business networks, web, and cross platform. Read less

Meet Windows Hello

Windows Hello for Business support for AAD/AD Hybrid Environments (Anniversary Update)

Windows Hello is now enhanced so it can be used in enterprise environments that are using AAD/AD Hybrid configuration.


Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Anniversary Update)

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP) is a new service that will help enterprises detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks on their networks.

Read the WDATP announcement

Windows Hello Companion Devices (Anniversary Update)

Windows Hello lets customers use approved companion devices such as wristbands, smart watches, phones etc. to quickly sign-in to their Windows 10 PC and authenticate to their business resources without using a password. Read more

Windows Hello lets customers use approved companion devices such as wristbands, smart watches, phones etc. to quickly sign-in to their Windows 10 PC and authenticate to their business resources without using a password.

The companion device can be enrolled, paired and used as the second factor of authentication for the PC’s and devices pre-registered with the Windows Hello PIN. This is a great use case for PC’s that don’t have integrated biometric sensors or for industry scenarios (such as education environments, factory floor, retail point of sale, etc.).

The companion device could also be enrolled with Windows Hello on its own, which enables users’ credentials to use it as a secured second or third factor of authentication to access resources from any Windows 10 device. This is a great use case for commercial customers needing remote access to business environment from anywhere and any device.

By certifying your identity, these devices give users another choice for quick, enterprise-grade secure sign-ins instead of passwords. Read less


Windows Information Protection (Anniversary Update)

Windows Information Protection (WIP) helps prevents accidental data leaks by enabling IT to set policies on how corporate data can be accessed and used on a device - Windows controls which users and apps have access to protected data based on the policies that IT defines. IT also has the ability to selectively wipe business data from devices while leaving personal data behind.

Discover WIP

Embedded Mode support (Anniversary Update)

This mode designates a particular device as “a special-purpose device that is closely managed by a knowledgeable admin that can grant applications abilities not safe for store apps.” Examples of capabilities that are enabled in this mode are: shutting down or restarting the device, using low-level busses like GPIO and I2C, and changing the time zone.


Tablet Mode (Anniversary Update)

Windows optimizes your experience for what you’re doing and the device you’re using. Onscreen features, like menus and taskbars, adapt for easy navigation. Apps are built to scale smoothly from screen to screen so they look good from the smallest app window up to the largest 8k displays.* Read more

Windows optimizes your experience for what you’re doing and the device you’re using. Onscreen features, like menus and taskbars, adapt for easy navigation. Apps are built to scale smoothly from screen to screen so they look good from the smallest app window up to the largest 8k displays.* You can even change from tablet to desktop mode anytime you want—your screen will give you a smooth transition and a beautiful display. Tablet Mode is designed to ensure that the best screen is always the one you’re on.

*Hardware-dependent. App experiences and availability may vary. Read less


Continuum for Phone (Anniversary Update)

Use your Windows 10 phone in amazing and astounding ways, including like a PC.* With a Continuum-compatible wired or wireless accessory, you can connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse** or you can let your phone screen function as your virtual trackpad and keyboard. Change it to an entertainment, shopping, or browsing center: wirelessly project the web—along with movies, photos, or other supported content on your phone—to any monitor or television. Read more

Use your Windows 10 phone in amazing and astounding ways, including like a PC.* With a Continuum-compatible wired or wireless accessory, you can connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse** or you can let your phone screen function as your virtual trackpad and keyboard. Change it to an entertainment, shopping, or browsing center: wirelessly project the web—along with movies, photos, or other supported content on your phone—to any monitor or television. What you see scales smoothly and displays beautifully on the bigger screen.**

*Limited to select premium phones at launch.

**External monitor must support HDMI input. Accessories may be sold separately. Read less

Learn about accessories that work with Continuum

Voice, pen, touch and gesture (Anniversary Update)

Voice, pen, touch, gesture—Windows gives you more interaction options to choose from so you can use what feels right and works best.* In addition to traditional keyboard and mouse inputs, you can choose from among voice, pen, and touch options. Upcoming innovations, like HoloLens holographics, will even let you use gestures to interact with amazing 3D content. Read more

Voice, pen, touch, gesture—Windows gives you more interaction options to choose from so you can use what feels right and works best.* In addition to traditional keyboard and mouse inputs, you can choose from among voice, pen, and touch options. Upcoming innovations, like HoloLens holographics, will even let you use gestures to interact with amazing 3D content.

This is a principle of more personal computing: you can use your device in the way that’s most natural for you and the best fit for what you’re doing. You can even switch from one interaction type to another for maximum comfort and productivity.

*Hardware-dependent. Pen accessory may be sold separately. Read less


Customizable UI for IoT (Anniversary Update)

Windows 10 IoT Core is optimized for delivering ideal experiences on small devices with or without displays. It is easily customized and configured. Devices with a user interface allow the use of a custom-branded, device-specific experience. Applications have hardware access to expose device-specific functionality.


Background Applications for IoT (Anniversary Update)

These deployable services run as a background process and do not drive a traditional display. They can still drive nontraditional displays such as SPI, LCDs, or even web servers.


Microsoft Edge- Extensions (Anniversary Update)

Microsoft Edge extensions will allow you to add or modify browser functionality.


Pinning tabs (Anniversary Update)

In Microsoft Edge, pin the tab(s) of your favorite site to the browser for quick and easy access. The next time you launch Microsoft Edge, your pinned site tabs will be open instantly as part of the browser window.


Microsoft Edge -Web Notifications (Anniversary Update)

With Microsoft Edge, you can choose to get notifications from your favorite websites, even when you are not browsing. For example, get notifications for when friends post on your Facebook page.


PC to PC casting (Anniversary Update)

Cast your Windows experience from one PC to another PC.


Windows Ink (Anniversary Update)

Get entirely new ways to capture notes and develop thoughts—quickly and easily—with your digital pen or fingertip.


Remote Display Experience (Anniversary Update)

Remote display experience puts a display on every “display less” device, so users can seamlessly control Windows 10 IoT Core applications from any Windows 10 desktop PC, tablet, or phone*. In addition, the technology allows Windows 10 IoT Core devices to use remote sensor readings from any connected Windows 10 device.

*Feature name subject to change


Microsoft Edge - Favorites Bar (Anniversary Update)

With your Microsoft Edge Favorites Bar enabled via the Settings menu, you can right-click on the Favorites bar to have it show only the Favorites icons, for a more efficient use of space. Another right-click lets you add new folders for organization.


Microsoft Edge - Tab History (Anniversary Update)

With an easy right-click of your back button, you can now see the full history of that tab. It's great for remembering where you were.


Microsoft Edge - Paste and go/search (Anniversary Update)

You can now copy any link into your clipboard, and right-click on the Address bar in Microsoft Edge and choose “Paste and go” from the context menu. Microsoft Edge pastes the URL into the Address bar and navigates to the site. You can also copy words to your clipboard, and choose “Paste and search.”


Microsoft Edge - Swipe to navigate (Anniversary Update)

Microsoft Edge now supports the swipe gesture to navigate backward and forward. You can swipe from anywhere on the page to trigger a navigation.


Microsoft Edge - Word Flow (Anniversary Update)

You now have the ability to use shape writing in the address bar in Microsoft Edge.


Start menu updates (Anniversary Update)

Start menu updates give more control to users, make it easier to access all apps, and provides additional optimization for touch input (i.e., tablet mode).


Projecting on PCs (Anniversary Update)

Instead of only projecting a Continuum for phone experience on unconnected monitors, a Continuum-compatible phone can connect to monitors/screens that are connected to Windows 10 PCs. Connection above the lock screen, as well as behind the lock screen, are supported.


Laptop-like accessory support (Anniversary Update)

Get support for a new accessory form factor that looks like a lightweight and low-cost laptop, but without any CPU or OS. When paired with a Continuum-compatible phone, it will allow you to use your phone like a laptop.


Touch screen support (Anniversary Update)

Touch input will be supported when connecting a Continuum-compatible phone to a touch monitor.


Picture in Picture (Anniversary Update)

Monitor media content while focusing on other tasks.


Start Menu and Live Tiles (Windows 10 Fall Update)

With Windows 10, you get the same familiar experience as Windows 7, including a taskbar and apps that work like you expect. You also get enhanced features like the Start menu, which can be customized with live tiles for even faster access to your apps and files. Read more

With Windows 10, you get the same familiar experience as Windows 7, including a taskbar and apps that work like you expect. You also get enhanced features like the Start menu, which can be customized with live tiles for even faster access to your apps and files. And, it’s easier than ever to multitask with new ways to snap apps, create multiple desktops, and see tasks in one view. It’s the best combination of familiarity and flexibility. Read less


Microsoft Edge (Windows 10 Fall Update)

With Microsoft Edge, you can go beyond browsing to quickly get things done online. You can write or type directly on webpages and share markups with others. If you value a premium reading experience, there’s a feature that allows you to clear away distractions from your online articles and a reading list that organizes your favorite reads to enjoy later. Read more

With Microsoft Edge, you can go beyond browsing to quickly get things done online. You can write or type directly on webpages and share markups with others. If you value a premium reading experience, there’s a feature that allows you to clear away distractions from your online articles and a reading list that organizes your favorite reads to enjoy later. All in all, Microsoft Edge sweeps away the obstacles between you and your online activities—for a web experience that’s personal, responsive, and all about getting things done. Read less

Learn more about Microsoft Edge

Universal Windows app platform (Anniversary Update)

With the Universal Windows Platform, Windows 10 makes it easier than ever to create and launch apps. You’ll save time and money since you can write to one universal API that works on every device while tailoring the user experience to the device based on screen size, input, and accessories. Read more

With the Universal Windows Platform, Windows 10 makes it easier than ever to create and launch apps. You’ll save time and money since you can write to one universal API that works on every device while tailoring the user experience to the device based on screen size, input, and accessories. That means you can take advantage of unique Windows features like Cortana*, live tiles, interactive notifications, holograms, and more—ensuring that you get even more out of your app experience.

Universal Windows Platform Bridges make it easier for you to bring your existing code to Windows and the Windows Store by allowing you work with your existing tools—even Android and Apple—to produce apps for Windows. And it’s not just easier to develop your app; debugging and distributing apps is also more streamlined. Plus, you’ll get the most out of your investment with even more insights into your app’s performance and usage.

The Universal Windows Platform is a flexible, simple way to create apps that drive your business forward.

*Cortana available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device. Read less


Dynamic Provisioning (Anniversary Update)

Provisioning Windows 10 devices is so simple, your users can do it themselves with no IT involvement. They just unbox the device, turn it on, provide their work or school ID, and they’re done. Manual provisioning is also an option using new Windows 10 provisioning tools. Read more

Provisioning Windows 10 devices is so simple, your users can do it themselves with no IT involvement. They just unbox the device, turn it on, provide their work or school ID, and they’re done. Manual provisioning is also an option using new Windows 10 provisioning tools. Windows 10 also supports “bring your own device” (personally owned) and “choose your own device” (corporate-owned) scenarios. By using Microsoft Intune* and third-party MDM services,** you can give employees access to corporate applications, data, and resources from virtually anywhere on almost any device, while helping to keep corporate information secure.

*Microsoft Intune sold separately.

**MDM services sold separately. Read less


Mobile Device Management (Anniversary Update)

Lightweight mobile device management (MDM) capabilities are built into all Windows 10 devices, based on industry-standard OMA-DM protocols. Windows 10 MDM offers an alternative to traditional PC management processes—you can choose how to manage devices based on how they are used. Read more

Lightweight mobile device management (MDM) capabilities are built into all Windows 10 devices, based on industry-standard OMA-DM protocols. Windows 10 MDM offers an alternative to traditional PC management processes—you can choose how to manage devices based on how they are used. Manage some devices traditionally with Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services, Group Policy, and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Select cloud-based management like Microsoft Azure Active Directory* and Microsoft Intune* for others. No matter how you decide to manage your devices, Windows 10 MDM supports consistent implementation across phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops, and it ensures that independent software vendors can easily implement support for new features.

*Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune sold separately. Read less


Azure Active Directory Join (Anniversary Update)

Microsoft Azure Active Directory* (Azure AD) Join gives you a new way to apply all the flexibility and cost-saving benefits of BYOD to the devices your organization owns. End users don’t need consumer accounts for their company-issued devices. Read more

Microsoft Azure Active Directory* (Azure AD) Join gives you a new way to apply all the flexibility and cost-saving benefits of BYOD to the devices your organization owns. End users don’t need consumer accounts for their company-issued devices. They can use existing work or school accounts either mastered in Azure AD or synced/federated to an on-premises directory.

Azure AD Join works on PCs, tablets, phones, and new form factors that lack traditional domain-joined capabilities. And users enjoy single sign-on (SSO) from the Windows desktop to apps and resources like Microsoft Office 365* and thousands of business applications that rely on Azure AD for authentication. Users can also take advantage of SSO for on-premises apps that are exposed via Azure AD Application Proxy.

*Microsoft Azure Activity Directory and Office 365 subscription sold separately. Read less

Learn why enterprises should adopt Azure AD Join

Current Branch for Business (Anniversary Update)

With Windows 10, Microsoft introduces Windows as a service. By using the Current Branch for Business (CBB) update schedule, you get new Windows features and functionality, in addition to security updates and critical fixes, on a regular basis. This makes your Windows 10 environment better, more productive, and more secure over time. Read more

With Windows 10, Microsoft introduces Windows as a service. By using the Current Branch for Business (CBB) update schedule, you get new Windows features and functionality, in addition to security updates and critical fixes, on a regular basis. This makes your Windows 10 environment better, more productive, and more secure over time. By putting devices on the CBB, you can get regular security updates and receive feature updates once their quality and application compatibility have been assessed in the consumer market. This gives your IT department time to start validating updates in your environment the day changes are shipped broadly to consumers. Read less


Long-Term Servicing Branch (Anniversary Update)

Environments like hospital emergency rooms, air traffic control towers, and financial trading systems require strict IT change management. By deploying Windows 10 using a Long-Term Servicing Branch, you can apply regular security updates while withholding new-feature updates until after you have performed thorough application compatibility testing. Read more

Environments like hospital emergency rooms, air traffic control towers, and financial trading systems require strict IT change management. By deploying Windows 10 using a Long-Term Servicing Branch, you can apply regular security updates while withholding new-feature updates until after you have performed thorough application compatibility testing. You have the flexibility to deliver security updates using Windows Server Update Services, which gives you full control over all updates using existing management tools, such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Read less


Windows Update for Business (Anniversary Update)

Windows Update for Business will help reduce management costs, provide controls over update deployment, and offer quicker access to security updates and ongoing access to the latest innovations from Microsoft. Windows Update for Business is a part of Windows Pro and Windows Enterprise. Read more

Windows Update for Business will help reduce management costs, provide controls over update deployment, and offer quicker access to security updates and ongoing access to the latest innovations from Microsoft. Windows Update for Business is a part of Windows Pro and Windows Enterprise.

IT can ensure delivery of updates with limited bandwidth very efficiently through peer-to-peer delivery. Read less

Learn what's new in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Remote Access (Anniversary Update)

Students don’t just learn in the classroom and teachers don’t just prep at school, which is why it’s important to have a platform that lets them continue their work anytime and anywhere. Windows 10 has expanded remote access features that empower students and teachers to work on-the-go in addition to enabling them to work on applications and files offline. Read more

Students don’t just learn in the classroom and teachers don’t just prep at school, which is why it’s important to have a platform that lets them continue their work anytime and anywhere. Windows 10 has expanded remote access features that empower students and teachers to work on-the-go in addition to enabling them to work on applications and files offline. Always-on connectivity allows devices to be continually connected to the school’s network*. VPN connectivity begins when the user logs on, providing a seamless connection experience. Additionally, administrators have the ability to restrict remote access to specific applications or resources.

*Internet access or mobile connectivity required. Fees may apply. Read less


Enhancements to Azure AD Join (Anniversary Update)

Enhancements to Azure AD Join improve its functionality in enterprise environments.


In Place Upgrade (Windows 10 Fall Update)

Fast and easy to deploy, the Windows 10 upgrade takes between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on the device and network. A reliable and simple upgrade process, Windows 10 seamlessly connects with your previous operating system and requires no IT intervention. Read more

Fast and easy to deploy, the Windows 10 upgrade takes between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on the device and network. A reliable and simple upgrade process, Windows 10 seamlessly connects with your previous operating system and requires no IT intervention. With no extra investments, complex engineering requirements, or new deployment tools necessary, Windows 10 delivers one of the shortest and least-expensive operating system upgrades on the market. Read less


Enterprise Search in Windows

Enterprise search in Windows enables users to quickly find what they need from one place, aggregating results such as documents, email messages, apps (on device or in the Microsoft Store), company resources and portals, people – across local devices and Office 365 cloud locations – all right from the Windows taskbar. Read more

Enterprise search in Windows enables users to quickly find what they need from one place, aggregating results such as documents, email messages, apps (on device or in the Microsoft Store), company resources and portals, people – across local devices and Office 365 cloud locations – all right from the Windows taskbar. Enterprise search in Windows brings the sophisticated techniques used for web search, such as search speed and auto-completion, to users’ fingertips, so searching in Windows is the same fast, familiar, rich experience that users are accustomed to with search engines. Read less


3D in Windows 10: Photos App

In the Photos app, users have the option of  mixed-reality storytelling - for example, being able to find a 3D object that resembles a building, and dropping the item directly into a city scape to illustrate a construction concept in three dimensions within their video creation.


3D in Windows 10: View Mixed Reality

With the view mixed reality feature, users can see 3D objects mixed into their actual surroundings through the world-facing camera on their PC.


3D in Windows 10: Office Integration

Users can leverage 3D content to increase the visual and creative impact of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel documents. Easily insert a 3D object from the Remix 3D catalog or local device, then use the 360-degree rotation handle to change its perspective, and bring 3D objects to life in presentations with transitions like Morph. Read more

Users can leverage 3D content to increase the visual and creative impact of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel documents. Easily insert a 3D object from the Remix 3D catalog or local device, then use the 360-degree rotation handle to change its perspective, and bring 3D objects to life in presentations with transitions like Morph. And View 3D is integrated into SharePoint and OneDrive for Business, enabling users to view and interact with 3D files from the browser as easily as on their device locally. Read less


Microsoft Edge

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is packed with new features and improvements to Microsoft Edge, from pinning favorite websites on the taskbar to taking notes on PDFs right in the browser.

Read more

Windows Ink: New Enhancements

Users can naturally, reliably, and intuitively navigate within Windows without putting the pen down, write into any text box as efficiently as typing, and ink directly onto PDFs. Shape recognition makes hand-drawn squares more perfect, or instantly turns boxes into a table. And Windows Find my Pen helps users to locate misplaced pens.


OneDrive Files On-Demand

With OneDrive Files On-Demand, users can access all their files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on their device. All files – even online-only files – can be seen in File Explorer and work just like every other file on the device. Read more

With OneDrive Files On-Demand, users can access all their files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on their device. All files – even online-only files – can be seen in File Explorer and work just like every other file on the device. Users will be able to open online-only files from within any desktop or Windows Store apps using the Windows file picker. Read less

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Windows Hello

Today with Windows Hello, you can sign into your Windows devices using a variety of two factors like biometrics (e.g.: face or fingerprint), a PIN, a Windows Hello companion device, your location and even other factors. Read more

Today with Windows Hello, you can sign into your Windows devices using a variety of two factors like biometrics (e.g.: face or fingerprint), a PIN, a Windows Hello companion device, your location and even other factors. With the Fall Creator Update Windows Hello will be updated to support the combination of a third factor including location (i.e.: is device connected to trusted wi-fi or wired network) or proximity (i.e.: is paired phone in range) (e.g.: biometrics + PC + phone; PIN + PC + network) Read less


Windows 10 Subscription Activation

Automatically step up from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise from the cloud, when signing on using an account that has an assigned Windows 10 Enterprise E3 or E5 subscription assigned in Azure Active Directory.

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Windows 10 Automatic Redeployment

Windows 10 Automatic Redeployment is a simple process to prepare a device for a different purpose within the organization, automatically preserving Azure Active Directory join, MDM enrollment, wi-fi settings and other key details.


Express feature updates

Express feature updates reduces the download size for Windows 10 semi-annual feature updates by about 35% by only downloading the files that have changed since the previous release. Supported for updating Windows 10 1703 to Windows 10 1709 via Windows Update and Windows Update for Business; support for WSUS coming later.


Windows AutoPilot

Windows AutoPilot enables quick and easy setup of new PCs, to go from the box to fully configured and productive, without imaging or even being touched by IT.

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Windows Defender Application Control

Windows Defender Application Control helps address malware threats by enabling your IT department to decide which software vendors and apps can run on devices. Read more

Windows Defender Application Control helps address malware threats by enabling your IT department to decide which software vendors and apps can run on devices. Windows Defender Application Control uses the application "allow listing" technology that was previously only available in Device Guard and it removes the advanced hardware requirements enabling it to be used on any device that can run the Enterprise edition of Windows 10. Windows Defender Application Control has also been updated to use application reputation data from the Intelligent Security Graph which eliminates the need for manual "allow list" management. Read less


Windows Defender Application Guard

Windows Defender Application Guard protects Microsoft Edge users from malware and hacking threats encountered online ensuring they are unable to compromise the device, apps, data or the broader business network. Application Guard achieves this by isolating threats in a hardware based container.

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