What’s new in Windows 10
1 Edge supports extensions
One of the biggest turn-offs for Windows 10’s new browser was a complete lack of support for add-ons and extensions. This was rectified from the Anniversary Edition on, and because extensions are only available through the Microsoft Store, you can be sure they’ve been properly vetted.
2 Tablet-friendly features
The Anniversary Update also took steps to make Windows friendlier on touch devices, such as 2-in-1 tablets. This saw the introduction of a dedicated Windows Ink workspace with sketchpad, sticky notes, annotated screenshot tool and digital ruler, all designed to play nicely with touchscreens and styluses.
3 3D updates
The Creators Update introduced widespread support for 3D, from a brand new app (Paint 3D) to support for 3D content in other Microsoft tools, including both Edge and PowerPoint. This was accompanied by support for VR headsets and other Augmented Reality (AR) features.
4 OneDrive on demand
The Fall Creators Update can now reduce the size of your OneDrive folder by making files only available ‘on demand’. To enable this, right-click the OneDrive Taskbar notification area icon and choose Settings, then select ‘Save space and download files as you use them’.
5 More control over privacy
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6 My People
The Fall Creators Update has made it easier to quickly stay in contact with your favourite contacts – individuals can be pinned to the Taskbar enabling you to message them via Skype or email without having to open a separate window. Right-click the Taskbar and choose ‘Show People button’ to get started.