A couple of months ago Microsoft confirmed what its first major update for Windows 10 is going to be called, it said the Windows 10 Anniversary Update would be released this summer. The company is yet to confirm an official release date but it appears to have inadvertently confirmed it through a blog post which said in its title that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update release date is August 2nd.
The blog post that briefly went online today had the title “Microsoft announces Windows 10 Anniversary Update available Aug. 2,” it was pulled quickly probably after someone realized they had jumped the gun.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update adds several new features such as extensions for Microsoft Edge, improvements for Windows Hello, Windows Ink, and Cortana along with some user interface improvements.
One can take this incident as an indication that the company is going to make an official announcement about the Windows 10 Anniversary Update release date in the near future. For those who have been waiting for this update to arrive, it can’t make the announcement soon enough.
The name itself makes it evident that this update is going to commemorate one year of Windows 10, the latest iteration of Microsoft’s OS was released on July 29th last year, and all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users have until July 29th this year to claim a free upgrade to Windows 10 or after they will have to pay for it after the cutoff date.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be released free for everybody that’s on the latest iteration but those who upgrade from older iterations of Windows will have to pay $199 for a full install of Windows 10.