The Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PC goes a long way in realizing Microsoft's vision of personal computing, but there are still some gaps. Luckily, Redmond shows no signs of slowing down.
On July 29, 2015, Microsoft released what many have called the final version of Windows (see our review). Even though it goes by the name Windows 10 (implying an '11' someday) the budding OS kicked off a deeper philosophical change: Windows as a Service, or WaaS, if you're hip. Windows as a Service promises endless updates, infinite improvement, and a non-stop feedback loop with customers on what they like, want and dislike.
One year later on August 2, 2016, Windows as a Service is put into practice with the release of the free Anniversary Update (build 14393). What are the biggest changes and why should consumers bother? As it turns out, Microsoft has been using their crowdsourced Insider program to improve Windows 10 in addition to delivering new features. While the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is in many ways similar to the previous yearly upgrades, this one is the beginning of a new era.
Today, Zac Bowden and Daniel Rubino are reviewing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.