Re: All of the new features you'll find in the massive Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>

One of them is:

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From: [] On Behalf Of Amy Gordon
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] All of the new features you'll find in the massive Windows 10 Anniversary Update

is there a windows 10 list for window eyes users or screen readers?

On 7/28/16, Jeremy <jeremy.richards7@...> wrote:
Please use the following link for more details, but I've copied and
pasted some of the content which will be most interesting to a screen reader user.
Also note the high customer satisfaction with Windows 10. It is also
yet to be seen how this update to Windows 10 will effect the screen reader user.

All of the new features you'll find in the massive Windows 10
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Today there are more than 350 million active devices running Windows
10 which has received the highest level of customer satisfaction than
any other Windows operating system.

In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update there are hundreds of changes...


Windows 10 is the most secure version of Windows, and the Windows 10
Anniversary Update offers new features to help keep customers safe.
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• Windows Hello now works with compatible apps like DropBox, so you
can sign in fast and password-free. In future it will also work with
websites too as long as you’re using Microsoft Edge.
• Windows Defender, our free anti-malware service, now includes the
option to automatically schedule periodic quick scans of your PC; as
well as provide new notifications and summaries when scans are
complete and threats are found.
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Cortana helps you be more productive with the Windows 10 Anniversary

• Cortana is now above your lock screen so you can do common tasks
such as ask questions, play music from your PC or set a reminder before signing in.
Perfect for when you need something quickly.
• Cortana helps save and recall information, like the name of that
wine you photographed at dinner or your frequent flier miles. You
can now add photos or set reminders directly from Windows Apps like Microsoft Edge.
Cortana can also search within docs, not just in titles, to find what
you’re looking for.
• Cortana can move easily between devices (Windows 10 devices, iPhone,
Android and Cyanogen (Not yet available on iPhone and Android in
Australia, coming soon) so you can get and respond to notifications–
like when your phone battery is low or when you’ve received a WhatsApp
or text message—right from your PC.
• Cortana works great on apps, helping you better use more than a
thousand apps and services.

Microsoft Edge

In the Anniversary Update, Microsoft Edge helps you do more with
increased power efficiency, extension and accessibility.

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• A new accessibility architecture for Microsoft Edge supports modern
web standards, including HTML5, CSS3, and ARIA. With this update, page
structure and content are now exposed more clearly with assistive
technology. Visual presentation of web pages in high contrast mode is
greatly improved to provide additional visual context, while
preserving text contrast. Also, form entry when using keyboard
navigation and screen readers improve in this update making the
browsing experience for people of all abilities better.
• Extensions have come to Microsoft Edge, letting users easily add new
functionality to what their browser can do. Find your favorite
Microsoft Edge extensions, such as AdBlock, Adblock Plus, Pin it
Button, Amazon Assistant, LastPass and more, in the Windows Store.
• With your favorites bar enabled, you can right-click on the
favorites bar to have it show the favicons only, for a more efficient use of space.
right-click lets you add new folders for organization.
• Web Notifications in Microsoft Edge are fully integrated with the
notification platform and Action Center in Windows 10, providing a
consistent experience with other apps across the system and easy
controls over permissions and Quiet Hours.
• You can now choose to have your browsing data cleared every time you
close your Microsoft Edge browser. This automatic action includes the
ability to select which browsing elements are cleared.
• Microsoft Edge is the only browser to natively support biometrics
with supporting sites, coming soon.
• Microsoft Edge already offers 17-70% more battery life than the
competitor, and the Anniversary Update brings dozens of improvements
to power efficiency, informed from analyzing customer telemetry and
experiments in our controlled labs. These improvements are built into
Microsoft Edge, so you don’t need to change settings or turn on a
power saving mode – every Microsoft Edge user will receive these
without a compromised experience.
• It’s easier than ever to keep your most-used sites and web apps
available at the top left of your browser window. Right-clicking in
the tab lets you pin the tab which shows just the site favicon.
• With an easy right-click of your back button, you can see the full
history of that tab – great for remembering where you were.
• Microsoft Edge’s Reading List is built into the browser, allowing
users to save items for offline viewing. Reading List is great for
temporary content you’d like to get back to, even when you don’t have
an Internet connection.
• You can now copy any link into your clipboard, and right-click on
the address bar in Microsoft Edge and choose “Paste and go” from the
context menu.
Microsoft Edge pastes the URL into the address bar, and navigates to
the site. You can also copy words to your clipboard, and choose “Paste
and search.”
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Start Menu

There are improvements to the Start menu for better efficiency and

• This was a top request from users and developers: make Live Tiles
chase-able so you go right to the content you see on the tile. For
example, if your news app shows a particular story, Windows passes
this info to the app so the app can display that story front and
center when you click the app’s Live Tile.
• With the expansion of the Recently Added apps list, you can see more
of the apps that you recently downloaded.
• The All Apps list is now elevated to the top level of Start menu for
quicker one-click access to your full list of apps.

Action Center

• The icon for Action Center is now placed on the far right of the
taskbar. There’s also a badge over the icon that displays the number
of outstanding notifications.
• There are now 14 Quick Action tiles (like VPN, Note, Tablet mode and
hours) in the Action Center which can be arranged in any order you want.
Easily add, remove and reposition them to reflect your priorities.

There are of course more features to come.


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