The Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrives for free this summer

At its Build 2016 conference, Microsoft talked a bit about its upcoming Anniversary Update for Windows 10. The update, shaped by feedback from Microsoft's Windows Insider program, will arrive for free this summer.

Developers will be able to build new capabilities for their Universal Windows Platform apps with the anniversary update, including Windows Hello for biometric security. Microsoft's Edge browser will also receive Hello support for logins.

The Xbox One will also finally get Universal Windows Platform apps with the Anniversary Update. UWP apps will be vetted before being allowed on the console, and with their arrival will also come the ability to use any consumer Xbox One as a development kit.

Stay tuned to the Windows Central live blog of today's keynote for more.

Joseph Keller