Windows 10 Roadmap Reveals New Features Coming in Anniversary Update

Posted on April 9, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 0

Windows 10 Roadmap Reveals New Features Coming in Anniversary Update

Microsoft quietly published a Windows 10 Roadmap site for its business customers this week. But in doing so, the software giant also revealed some amazing new features that are coming in this summer’s Anniversary Update too.

“The Windows 10 roadmap provides a snapshot of what we’ve recently made generally available, released into public preview, are still developing and testing, or are no longer developing,” Microsoftexplains.

Here are the features that are coming in the Anniversary update, some of which were not previously disclosed. Seriously, pay attention to this: There are some amazing new features we did not know about listed here.

Multifactor authentication for apps and websites. Use Windows Hello and/or Microsoft Passport to authenticate/log on to an application or website.

Enterprise data protection. Enterprise data protection can help organizations by providing file-level encryption for business data and apps that helps facilitate data separation, containment, app control, and leak prevention.

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

Use Companion Devices to unlock your Windows PC. Use your Microsoft Band 2, or other devices that integrates with the Windows 10 Companion Device Framework (CFD), as companion device for Microsoft Passport based authentication. With this a device like the Microsoft Band 2 or other third party devices, they can become an external second factor of authentication which can be used to unlock your Windows 10 PCs.

Use your phone to unlock your Windows PC. Use your Windows Phone or Android phone as remote credential store which can be used to unlock any of your Windows 10 PCs and authenticate with apps and services that support Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport based authentication.

Enhancements to Microsoft Passport. Enhancements to Microsoft Passport improve its functionality in enterprise environments.

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

Cortana and Action Center integration. Moves Cortana’s proactive notifications into the Action Center.

Remote Display Experience. 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 is subject to change.)

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

PC to PC casting. Cast your Windows experience from one PC to another PC.

Picture in Picture. Monitor media content while focusing on other tasks.

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

Microsoft Edge – Web Notifications. 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.

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