Photo - (From left) Andres Sirel, Windows Business Group Lead, Microsoft Malaysia; Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing Officer & Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia.
Productivity and cloud solutions company Microsoft has announced new updates in Malaysia to mark Windows 10's anniversary.
Michal Golebiewski, chief marketing & operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia, said the Update includes Windows Ink, Windows Hello, in combination with security features for consumers and enterprises, as well as improvements to the Microsoft Edge browser.
"The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will begin shipping on 2 August in the United States (3 August in Malaysia) and we're pleased with the results that we have seen so far - we now have Windows 10 running on more than 350 million devices, with customer satisfaction at an all-time high. Users are loving Windows more so than any other prior version," said Golebiewski.
"In fact, 135 billion hours have been spent on Windows 10 since it launched on 29 July last year," he said. "When we launched Windows 10 a year ago, our vision was to deliver not just the best and most secure version of Windows, but also to deliver on customer satisfaction continuously."
"We created Windows 10 around what users wanted, and the interest in our Windows Insider Program has helped us in rolling out Windows 10 updates faster than ever before," he said.
"To date, Windows Insider participants have spent over 50,000 years' worth on Windows 10, resulting in nearly 75 million pieces of feedback and over 5,000 enhancements to the Windows 10 product," said Golebiewski. "What you see here now with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the latest step in our journey to create an operating system that people want and love. For the future, we will be focusing on promoting new exciting devices running native on Windows 10."
Some of the new features include:
- Windows Ink - Which allows users to write on a device as they would on paper.
- Security features for consumers - Offers two new features for consumers - first, Windows Hello, and second, Windows Defender.
- Microsoft Edge - Includes power-saving improvements in Microsoft Edge, using fewer CPU cycles, consuming less memory, and minimising the impact of background activity and peripheral content like Flash advertisements
- Dark theme and UI tweaks - For easier surfing at night, with setting available to switch apps that typically use a white background to black. The user interface has been tweaked so that the apps list is now an integral part of the Start menu and provides improved experience in Tablet mode.
Some of the new devices that are eligible for the innovations and offerings that come with the Windows 10 Anniversary Updates include the Acer Switch Alpha 12, HP Elite x2 1012 G1, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet, Lenovo Yoga 900s, and the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.
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