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Windows Ink is the best new thing in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update ships with a lot of new improvements and features to make you more productive using the keyboard and mouse, as well as using touch. One of the biggest features in this release is the introduction of Windows Ink.

Windows Ink is the name Microsoft is choosing for its existing pen support that has been part of the operating system for years. However, Windows Ink comes with new features and a promise from the company to make easier for developers to include pen support into their apps.

Here's what is new and improved pen support for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Windows Ink Workspace

On the Anniversary Update, Microsoft is introducing its own take for pen support with Windows Ink Workspace, which serves as the central hub to access the three biggest features -- Sticky Notes, Sketchpad, and Screen sketch.

The key to Windows Ink is the new pen button located in the notification area, which opens the Windows Ink Workspace. The button comes enabled by default on touch-enabled devices, but anyone can simply right-click the Taskbar and select Show Windows Ink Workspace button to use the new features on computers without support for touch.

The Windows Ink Workspace is divided into four main sections: at the top, you will see the icons to launch the new Sticky Notes, Sketchpad, and Screen Sketch. Then there is the list of recent apps you used that also include pen support, followed by the suggested list, which is a way for Windows 10 to surface apps from the Store with pen support.

The fourth part is the button that let you access the settings app to customize the pen experience, which can be a little hard to figure out unless you read carefully, as it doesn't include any visual element (like a gear icon) to make it easier for the eye to find.

The settings button is only available for touch-enabled devices, such as Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. This is perhaps the first thing you want to click to configure whether you're right- or left-handed person, as well as to control different effects, and various aspects of the active pen.

We have already covered in more detail all the Pen & Windows Ink settings options, which we also recommend you to check to customize and make the most of Windows Ink.

Sticky Notes

The first app in Windows Ink is Sticky Notes, which is very similar to the Sticky Notes that we had since Windows Vista. However, on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, we're getting a brand new version with more features, improvements, and even integration with Cortana.

In the old version, you could simply use your keyboard to type the note you want, but now you can also use your pen to write your notes.

When you open Sticky Notes, you'll get a transparent canvas with a new Sticky Note. As soon as you stop writing, you'll notice that relevant content, such as time and phone number, will turn blue — this is Cortana making sense of what you wrote — you can then click the blue text to create different actions. For example, clicking the time will let you quickly create a new reminder using Cortana.

Of course, Cortana needs to have access to your Sticky Notes before it can scan them. You do this by clicking the three-dot menu button, selecting Settings, and clicking Enable insights.

When you close the app using the button on the top-right corner, your Sticky Notes will remain on the desktop, but you can always minimize them by clicking the app icon on the taskbar.

If you're using tablet mode, things are a little tricky. You can launch the app through the Windows Ink Workspace, but every time your palm touches the screen, you'll hear a system sound that can quickly get annoying.

In addition, when closing the app, you won't see any of the Sticky Notes. You can swipe from the right to open Task View and open your notes, but palm rejection won't work. If you aren't precisely writing on a note, you'll be taken back to the Start screen.

Hopefully, these problems will get fixed in future updates.

For more details on how to use this feature be sure to read our previous Sticky Notes guide.

Sketchpad

Windows Ink also introduces Sketchpad, which is a new app that you can use with your active pen (or fingers) to draw and create anything you want, doodle, and solve problems.

The basic idea with Sketchpad is to let you sketch out any idea that comes to your mind quickly as if you were using a blank piece of paper.

Sketchpad similar to any other applications with Windows Ink support includes palm rejection to allow you use your hands more naturally.

The app is very basic, but it comes with a set of tools that are fairly useful for most common pen tasks.

The tools are located on the top-right corner of the screen next to the close button, which is a little unusual for Windows Store apps. Usually, apps you acquire from the Store include a set of options with a left rail and hamburger button at the top.

Sketchpad provides several pen tips and highlighter that you can customize with different colors and tip size.

There is also an eraser tool, which you can select and erase part of the drawing, or you can click the eraser button twice and select "Erase All Ink".

If you don't want to use your active pen, you can click the hand button to draw freely just using your fingers.

Additional tools include undo and redo, crop, a copy button to put the image in the clipboard, which you can paste into any application (e.g., Word). And there is the share button to share your creation with others by email, social media, or even with Cortana to create a reminder.

Perhaps the most interesting feature on Sketchpad (and on Screen Sketch) is the digital ruler, which is a feature that allows you to draw perfectly straight lines just like on a piece of paper.

The ruler works naturally. This means that you can move it up and down with one or multiple fingers, and you can also rotate the ruler with two or more fingers.

Unlike full-featured apps, such as Fresh Paint, there are not particular file formats for Sketchpad. When you're done creating a sketch, you can only save it as a PNG file, which means that you can't edit the file in Sketchpad after it's saved. You can't even re-open a sketch you made using Sketchpad.

Furthermore, there isn't a "create new" sketch button. The only way to create a new sketch is by clicking the trashcan button. This will delete the previous sketch without prompting to save it, and you then get a new blank board. And yes, your work will live on until you click the trashcan button.

Screen Sketch

Finally, Windows Ink also includes Screen Sketch, which is an app that let you draw with your pen on top of a screenshot of the entire desktop.

Screen Sketch shares most of the same functionalities found on the Sketchpad, but with a few differences.

Screen Sketch works by taking a screenshot of anything on the desktop when you open the app from Windows Ink Workspace. You can then draw or annotate anything you want, save and share it with anyone. However, if you move away from the app, your sketch won't save, and you'll need to start all over again.

Wrapping things up

Keep in mind that Windows Ink is a work in progress and Microsoft has promised that will improve the experience over time with future updates. In addition, with the Anniversary Update, we'll soon see more developers implementing pen support into their apps — so, you probably want to keep the list of suggested app on Windows Ink Workspace enabled.

How will you be using Windows Ink? Tell us in the comments below.

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Mauro Huculak is technical writer for WindowsCentral.com. His primary focus is to write comprehensive how-tos to help users get the most out of Windows 10 and its many related technologies. He has an IT background with professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA, and he's a recognized member of the Microsoft MVP community.

81 Comments
  • Will it be available for all tablets? Even the cheap Chinese ones? Or just high end ones?
  • Every touch/pen machine that registers as touch/pen capable by the OS.
  • Can I still use it with a Wacom intuos touch Tablet?
  • You can enable and use it even with a mouse, though obviously a mouse is never going to be as precise as a pen :P
  • Yes, fully functinal with an Intuous 4.
  • What if you're just an old desktop non-touchscreen user?
  • You can still use sticky notes
  • You can use all of it, it's just that drawing with a mouse sucks :P
  • Free hand drawing with a mouse sucks! But technical, presicion, vector drawings with touch suck!
  • The icon will not show on the taskbar but you can enable and use Sticky Notes. Everything else will not work without a touch screen / stylus
  • except, those without pen support, 16gb ram, 1tb storage, aluminum backs, gorilla glass,  and oh yeah,  thosse made for consumer useage.   I am sure there will be a huge "works on every touch/pen machine - exept....." issued from MS.  So,  in reality I am guessing that the surface line from  pro 3 onward will actually be used.   I am of course using the recent windows phone update progression to judge this as well. 
  • Works fine with my Dell Venue Pro 8 from almost three years ago with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. I do hope that this encourages more new devices with pen support. I don't use it all the time, but there are times when the pen either indispensible or just so convenient.
  • It doesn't require a pen at all, actually. You can even use it with a mouse, though that's not the best experience.
  • I my works just fine on an old Samsung tablet with a wacom stylus.
  • I just don't get this push from Microsoft for inking. Yes, it's VERY well done, and VERY useful for people who like it (and that ruler feature is VERY COOL). But what percentage of the population who uses computers will use this? Most tablets sold don't even come with pens. When writing on the web was touted as a major new feature of Windows 10 I just rolled my eyes. And when I realized it was just saving a screenshot with the ink on top and that you couldn't collaborate on or edit and that it wasn't synced with Onedrive or Onenote I thought, what good is this? How is it better than PRTSCN, paste into paint, annotate? I just don't see how this is more important than focusing on the mobile market and keeping the share they've allowed to wither away. Yes, yes, different teams, I know. But there is obviously a huge top-down commitment to inking that dwarfs the commitment to mobile. When so many features lately have been eliminated due to low user adoption, I just don't see how this is getting so much attention.
  • I'm guessing it was conceived as a way to complement their Surface business 'cos compared to the vast majority of PC sales pen-enabled tablets are miniscule in number but as Surface is bringing in money for them its a good feature to add to promote to buyers.
  • Indeed. I have clients who have called the pen "game changing". I just worry that the bean counters will axe it in a few years like they seem to axe everything else that doesn't meet some usage metric.
  • I doubt it. Windows Ink/Pen alone will help pushing W10 2-in-1 sales to a new high while damaging iPad and Android tablet along the way.
  • Digital ink has in fact been a feature of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition and later, while not advertised much outside of very niche markets that did care a lot about it, it has been worked on and improved ever since. Windows Ink has been part of Tablet PC components for desktop apps using COM since almost 15 years, that is when they started supporting the pen as a specific input device with its own communication path to improve performances, specific support in common controls to compensate for tip sliding effects, etc...). And that's for the modern low-latency ink design, pen and handwriting support dates back to Windows 3.1 with Windows for Pen Computing 1.0 and improved in Windows 95 with Windows for Pen Computing 2.0... So, soon to be 25 years of investment in these technologies. When Avalon/WPF became the next big thing, the app side of Windows Ink has been rebuilt to provide good performances for XAML-based apps. Windows 8/RT was a bit slow to catch up, but since Windows 10 we've had decent ink support in UWP, and now Redstone1 is showing some improvements to get it on par with COM and WPF implementations. All this to say I don't see them axing Windows Ink, while the branding and advertising is new, the platform is not, and it is already a major part of Windows, with lot of 3rd party softwares depending on it, and even core components of the Tablet platform such as handwriting recognition built on top of it.
  • Actually those devices are more and more common in university.
  • True. I wonder if they're hoping for it to have a trickle-down effect as students entering the workplace bring along their pens....
  • I can only speak for myself, but the Pen has indeed been game changing for me. My original surface pro has probably been the most useful device I have bought in the last couple of years - and I buy a lot of devices - mainly because of the pen. My designs, schematics, equations, algorithms, sketches etc. are all preserved over years of research compared to when I used to have paper notes all over the place. I can easily go back and refer to earlier ideas, from any device, while I'm sure it would have been long lost if I had written them on some sheet of paper or in a notebook. The pen is the way to go. I don't even use paper anymore.
    The very nature of productivity tools is that they are never 'popular' in the consumer sense. How many people purchase workstations compared to basic laptops/desktops? Yet they are a vital part of the computing ecosystem where real CAD work is done. Same goes for powerful servers. They would never sell in the quantities of mainstream computers. Windows Ink is in a similar category. The average dude that just wants to stream from YouTube and spend all day on Facebook, Instagram etc. would probably never use it, but that does not make it any less important for the minority of 'real' power users!
  • You know they said the same thing about mice and computer graphics back in the nineties. I guess only time will tell.
  • Forjo, because they aren't focusing on the mobile platform doesn't mean they shouldn't focus on other platforms
  • @a_k_a_fate I already said I know there are different teams.
  • From time when windows 10 cumulative updates bring same build to mobile, it is the same team - windows and devices. Soon there will be Xbox team join Windows and Devices and now already Windows Server team joined Windows and Devices.
  • @Forjo Interestingly enough, MS did a study and found that there is a much higher rate of satisfaction amongst customers with pen-enabled tablets and 2-in-1's versus those without. Forgive me for not having the article on hand to show you as this was some months ago that it was published. The point is, writing is a very natural way of interacting with a tablet, especially for taking notes, and for sure it's a phenomenal feature when you are a digital artist. Just because companies don't ship all of their tablets with pens, that doesn't mean that customers don't want or aren't using them. It's also an area where MS is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition and they need to highlight the deep integration to stand out. I'm not sure why you brought mobile into the conversation at all. MS collects a great deal of telemetry on how their OS is used, both on desktop and mobile. They have access to statistics that neither you nor I will ever see and it's nonsensical to try and link the removal of some features on mobile with your personal belief that 'no one is really using the pen features on desktop, so MS shouldn't put extra work into it.' Fact is, MS is a business and they wouldn't be putting the effort into inking if there wasn't money to be had and if there weren't enough people using it to make it worthwhile.
  • This^
    I couldn't have said it better!
  • @ladydias just so you know where I'm coming from, I own a small IT company and I provide services to a diverse set of clients spanning real estate, medical, oil & gas, retail, and others. Only a VERY small fraction of my users have tablets as their primary productivity devices and of those, only a handful regularly use the pen. Yet all use mobile phones. It's not a huge sample set, but it's not statistically insignificant either. I just think there is room at Microsoft for a focus on both.
  • I agree that there is room for MS to focus on mobile more and I hope that their statements about doing more for mobile with Threshold 2 and 3 come to pass. We won't really know until the Anniversary update is pushed out since their focus has been on unifying the OS and getting as many people and developers on Windows 10 as possible before July 29th. Only time will tell at this point. I do think mobile is a hard sell for them right now due to the lack of apps so I can't fault them for hoping Win 10 will beef up their offerings on all fronts.
  • Styluses have been a huge market ever since the iPad, at least. Everywhere you go, they sell Styluses. That wouldn't be the case if most people didn't want or use them.
  • I'll be honest, being able to draw directly on a tablet screen with professional-grade software, versus having to buy a Wacom drawing pad to transfer your art to PC is a dream come true. This is something artists like myself have been waiting years for, even before the advent of the iPad. I don't think people realize that Windows Ink is filling a need that people have tried and failed to make due with on the previous iPad and Android tablets.
  • Does Wacom drawing pads work in Windows Ink? This would be great for me since I don't have a Touch capable monitor with my Windows 10 desktop PC. I really would like to use Ink without having to buy a new Touch capable monitor if possible and just this past May, 2016 I got an HP 17" Laptop but it has no Touch capable screen either but the price was great, about what most 15" laptops cost at the time.
  • Yes.   I use an Intous 4 with Windows Ink.  Pen pressure works just fine, too. I write my own software to do some things, and it was very easy to add ink support.  I haven't worked with pen rotation and angle (the Art Pen, for example) yet, but I read that that data is also stored in the strokes information.
  • Think Surface, note taking, students, professionals.
  • I use Pen and Ink every day, but I have to agree with you that the features they are hyping are just useless. Who even needs a sketchpad? That's what paint should have been and now you have worse "Paint" app in the taskbar. Great. When are you going to use it? In every situation, I see myself using Paint or OneNote instead of sketchpad. Edge Inking? I just agree 100% with you. This is just hyping and sad. I was happy to see the new Ink features implemented in Words, etc. We will have to wait and see what happens.
  • That's the thing though, you are not everyone. Let me give you an example of where Edge inking is useful. From time to time, I do a bit of web design work. Sometimes it involves taking someone's existing website and going over what needs to be changed. Being able to directly annotate a website with comments and sketches and share it easily is an absolute godsend when dealing with a client. It also goes beyond that to the fact that Edge is one of the only browsers that has proper pen support and because of it, browser-based drawing software like Paint Berri works quite well for creating art. A lack of imagination on your part about how a technology can be used does not automatically mean that a feature is useless.
  • @ladydias I don't think El Mac lack's imagination. And he didn't suggest his opinion represents everyone's. Neither did I. To be clear (speaking for myself), I'm very glad these features exist. However, like many things Microsoft makes, I think they are half-baked and should be iterated upon. Edge inking, for one thing, really should be saved independently from the website in a database on Onedrive or in Onenote where people could share and collaborate on their annotations. Imagine if you could send someone a link to that website you annotated and they could open it in their Edge and see your comments and sketches while adding their own with the power of Word's change tracking? Imagine if you could see the evolution of the annotated page as the website itself changed over time in response to your annotations? I hope that a future version brings these features. And as I said, I hope Microsoft doesn't leave things the way they are, then, after a couple of years, look at metrics and discontinue these features.
  • Then he should have specified that it was useless to him instead of speaking in general. However, I also agree that there is always room for improvement on their inking features and I don't think they're going to drop it any time soon. The groundwork is there, let's see where MS takes it.
  • A lack of imagination? In my class every 3rd student has a Surface and it's a big class in the university with around 100 students (only my semester). No one uses Edge to do anything because it's useless in the current Windows 10 version (non-insider). If you're too lazy to just export the website to paint it's not my fault. If it goes by that then, you would expect every app to have an own calculator because it's handy. Fact is that this Edge functionality gives you no advantage to do something you couldn't have done earlier in 10 seconds.
  • I was not aware that using the functionality built into an app in the way it was intended was lazy. Nor was I aware of the fact that marking up a webpage and sending it directly to someone else via the browser versus screenshotting it, opening it in another program, making edits, saving it, then opening up an email client and uploading it as an attachment was faster. You learn something new every day and apparently your sense of time differs from mine. All I can say is that I gave a real world use case for the ability to draw directly on the webpage. You and your peers at university might not find it useful right now but that's alright, you might once you graduate and enter the workforce where efficient use of your time is more important.
  • Believe it or not, I have been working for 8 years as a software engineer and now I am studying crypto systems just for fun. My time is kind of limited, as I am studying fulltime and working for a telecommunications company at the same time. I still don't know what you find so appealing about that half-baked method to make a screenshot. So you press that button and you get two pencils to draw. The website freezes and when you finish the drawing, Edge has to reload the website probably making you lose time in more complex sites because you may have to navigate back to the point you were before. One of the pencils is a marker but it doesn't adhere to the text. You can't even change the size (there is an option "size" which actually changes the shape). You finish drawing on the screenshot and you can directly send it to Bill Gates if you want. But let's say I marked a Wikipedia site. He will have to read the website inside of a picture manager if he wants to see your markups?! Sure, it is possible but is this really the way to do it? Let out the fact that he can't mark anything anymore. Let out the fact of how bad it could look if your screen resolutions defer and that he might even have to scroll horizontally to read. Is this a good user experience? In my opinion, MS should better just have left this "feature" out. It's suboptimal, halfbaked and it's just disappointing. They just use it as a selling point for Edge (which actually isn't a full-browser, it's just a demo of what the Edge browser in Insiders preview is capable of). Like I said, in that case you could build a calculator button into every app (hell, even that would be more useful than this).
  • Well, I have a Thinkpad S1 Yoga. And I can't wait to get more use out of my pen.
  • Not to mention none of this is new. In fact it all sounds worse. If Microsoft keeps updating its products, I'm likely going to leave to a competitior. Sticky notes have been able to write on with ink since Windows 7 at least. Only difference is now they will close out if you don't run Windows Ink. Cortana suggesting reminders is cool, but most of my sticky notes are things I care enough to take a note about, but not enough to just save permanently. Kind of like the SnapChat version of OneNote for me. SketchPad is just the same app as before except now you can't save or edit previous sketches. How could it be more useless? I know, limit the number of brush styles, put the buttons in an awkward location, and eliminate keyboard assisted input (like holding CTRL to draw a straight line). Draw on screen is taking the awesome snipping tool and repackaging it into a single Windows Ink conglomeration that doesn't make sense. If this is the most awesome thing in the Anniversary Update, I'd like to pass except that I can't because of security updates.
  • I thought the ink feature was built in certain apps like Edge and MS Word so you can collaborate or edit it from different devices?
  • Office has this and it works well. Edge just makes a screenshot with your ink on it, but not on a separate layer.
  • Apps are not impressive to me.
  • These apps are not meant to be full-featured apps, they are more like examples, so developers can build their own apps and bring pen support to other apps. Though, Sticky Notes, supposed to be an improvement over the previous version. Thanks, Mauro
  • It's half finished with the lack of saving and opening things.
  • Basically, I see myself using ink with OneNote rather than those apps that can't save, I mean, the ruler is coming to OneNote too.
  • Sticky notes on my SP3 is a game changer for productivity. I can't wait for Window 10 mobile to let you use your surface pen with it. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Windows Mobile and Pen? Surface phone maybe
  • Will Lumia 950/XL get Windows Ink?
  • People would love this so much. But I can't see it anywhere yet, neither on phone nor continuum environments. Not until pen support in mobile arrives.
  • ink workspace button belongs in the action center, we already have a 'note' button there wouldn't that be nice
  • I'm on build 14393 with a SP3 but I can't find the "Enable insights" option under the Settings menu on Sticky Notes. Is there anyone with the same problem?
  • Yes. It worked for a while but then the option disappeared.
  • I am still trying to figure out how Sticky Notes, Sketchpad, and Screen Sketch fit into the big picture of Windows and other Microsoft products. Most of what these apps can do could already be done by OneNote (minus the ruler, Cortana integration though). You could even bring up OneNote with the device locked. Also, why re-introduce Sticky Notes when there are already Cortana Reminders, Outlook.com tasks, Exchange tasks, or Wunderlist. Maybe it is just me and I just do not get it, but Windows Ink in its current form seems redundant.
  • Same. Totally don't see the appeal or innovation here.
  • Completely agree! Not seeing anything really useful or anything that will change what I currently do. I'll just continue to use OneNote for all "inking" needs!
  • I'm very underwhelmed by the ink updates, and you could ALWAYS write on sticky notes....
  • Sticky notes recognizes phone numbers, but you can't dial with Skype.
  • Can I use these features with my old Wacom Bamboo digitizer tablet?
  • Would also like to know if you can use Windows Ink with this or a similar tablet as I don't have a Touch enabled Desktop monitor, a Drawing Tablet as they are often called?
  • Too much redundancy now in the inking environment that it will confuse users. Why use OneNote when you can use Plumbago? Why use OneNote when you can annotate using these tools? Sketchpad or Fresh Paint? Microsoft needs to focus on one product and integrate the tools in there. It's like in Fresh Paint, I wish they had rulers and stuff, but in Sketchpad I wish there was more robust tools. Etc etc.
  • Daniel, you can also use Windows + W to access the workspace menu...
  • Your seeing a decline in sales for traditional tablets. The growth is coming from 2-1 devices such as surface and those produced by hp, dell, Ect. This functionality is a must for students (college/ high school) as well as educators. As an accountant I love the pen you can take notes in ONENOTE and then have those notes converted into text after the fact. You can Mark us professor slides in pdf format... In.my opinion pen support is the future, no need for a large binder with paper when all of your notes can be kept in OneNote.. I'm excited to check out these new features.
  • So Windows journal is no more in anniversary update?
  • If you're on an Insider build, it's been gone. Microsoft REALLY f****d it up this time. I'll hold off as long as I can or revert to Windows 7. I rely on Journal way too much.
  • The Reader app has had the ability to write on PDFs for a long, long time (Windows 8). Almsot everyting is on PDF nowadays, open it in Reader, write away, save and that's all there is to it. No One Note needed, no opening Paint pasting in a screenshot.  Markup on Edge is jsut the beginning, surely they will be able to share markups soon, they will jsut need to be able to save some metadata to make sure the page gets rendered the same on other devices. I couldn't believe the stuff some of you are writing "How is it better than PRTSCN, paste into paint, annotate?​" LMAO. Paint? Are you serious? A program that hasn't substantially changed since Windows 7?  Some of you sound like Stadler and Waldorf, two grumpy men in the balconey harshing on one of the greatest blends of low tech and high tech out there.         
  • I'm very excited for this.
  • I have a touch screen no pen. I love ink. I can easily screen shot and edit it and copy and I'm done. It's great! No more paste to paint.
  • I'd like to use Sketch Pad as a quick image annotation tool. I'd paste a copied image into it and instantly begin annotating. I've always wanted to use something like the Sniping Tool to do this, especially due to it's great pen support, but sadly, it never supported opening current images nor pasting a copied image from clipboard. So, have been relying on OneNote... EDIT: Is it actually possible to paste an image in the sketchpad? I misinterpreted the statement about its copy button. Posted from my OnePlus One.
  • Why can't they ever finish anything before they release it. Sketch without possibilities to save? Loosing screen sketch work, if you move away from the app? This is a sure way to let ink been something people would try just a couple off times, before they hate it. Microsoft must create a finish and well done product before they release it, then it would be a success. Now they just release a prototypes an except love from users, ending up with just broking hearts.
  • Did you notice that it is for insiders only now? When it is released it would've already been updated to fix these bugs. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I wonder if this will work for a passive stylus.
  • Note that SOME of this new functionality appears to be region specific. Users in Canada, Australia and the UK report that the "enable insights" linking is not available, this means that the much-advertised link between Cortana and Sticky Notes will not work.  What else is missing outside the U.S.A. ?
  • where are the sticky notes saved?  onedrive?
  • After this update, the ink works perfectly for memos, etc and onenote but now looks TERRIBLE (low resolution and jagged) when annotating Word documents. Has anyone else had that issue?
  • One frustrating thing about the Screen Sketch: If you try to crop to a certain area of the screen, the cropped area remains the same size and the rest just disappears. I could be wrong, but I have yet to find a "zoom" or "resize" button that enlarges the cropped area for you to write/draw in!
  • Surface 3: Before the anniversary update, I could scribble on the sticky pad with my finger. Now I can't use finger, only pen. I really don't use the pen much so how do I get the finger scribble capability back or am I missing something?