Oops! Windows 10 Anniversary Update release date accidentally revealed

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A slip up at Microsoft means the release date for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update was accidentally revealed. Microsoft promised to release the update by late summer, and the leaked August 2 date makes good on that promise, assuming the update will be ready by that time. We've reached out to Microsoft for comment about the release date.
So why should you care about the Windows 10 Anniversary update? Well, it's going to be a huge package of upgrades that Microsoft created after listening to feedback from users. For example, the Start menu will have an improved all apps list and tablets will finally have a full-screen apps list again.
Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant will also get an upgrade and will proactively make your life easier. For example, Cortana will offer to hail an Uber or order you dinner if you're staying late at the office.
Microsoft's Edge browser is also getting a huge upgrade in the form of extension support. The browser is speedy and sips battery, but its lack of extension support has stopped it from being a true alternative for competitors like Chrome and Firefox.
Best of all, the Anniversary Update will be free. Let's just hope Microsoft will be less forceful with this update. For an in-depth breakdown, be sure to check out our write up about everything coming in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Related product: Microsoft Windows 10 Home

Our Verdict:

Feature-wise, Windows 10 is the new Windows 7. It's robust, pleasant to use and – perhaps best of all – free.


  • Start menu is functionally excellent
  • Action Center features are handy
  • Settings app is finally a Control Panel replacement
  • Universal apps are higher quality


  • Will devs embrace Universal apps?
  • Some Windows 8.1 features may be missed
  • Expensive without free upgrade

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