Microsoft isn’t taking the anniversary of Windows 10 lightly.
The company, during Wednesday’s Build 2016 event, made a number of announcements regarding the operating system. Both users and developers have reasons to be excited as Microsoft is releasing updates for both sides with promises of even more things on the horizon.
“With Windows 10 now running on over 270 million active devices, we’re celebrating with our fans by delivering the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. This significant update will help you interact with your Windows 10 devices as naturally as you interact with the world around you — using your pen, presence and voice,” Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows and Devices Group, stated in a company release.
“We are dedicated to making Windows the most productive development environment for all developers, with all-new capabilities for the Universal Windows Platform and all-new tools for bringing apps to Windows 10 from any platform.”
In a blog post, Microsoft’s director of developer ecosystem Kevin Gallo, outlined a number of new initiatives for developers when it comes to Windows 10 and stressed not all could be covered during the keynote address at Wednesday’s event.
“You asked us to help you in be more productive, and we listened. We will continue to invest in making Windows home for developers, regardless of which platform you build for,” he stated in the entry. “What a difference a year makes. Last year at Build we were showing what would be possible in Windows 10, and today we celebrate more than 270 million devices on the platform.”