Apr 11, 2017 08:18 AM EDT
Microsoft To Get Serious About Windows 10 Upgrade & Security, Adds New Cortana & Security Features [VIDEO]
Windows 10 Creators Update is just around the corner, but Microsoft wants to ensure that users will have a smooth installation and updating process. So the company comes out with a great idea- to upgrade Cortana to help Windows 10 users with the updating process or installing new software. Microsoft this week announced a new update for Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated smart assistant, providing users with the help it needs during the processing.
The Redmond-based software company is making its new Windows 10 even smarter, thanks to the newly revamped Cortana, the company's intelligent assistant program. Microsoft is now getting the new Windows much easier to use, simplifying the installation and update process in the new Windows OS. Cortana will be providing help for the user, guiding the user through every step of the upgrading and installing process, The Express reported.
First introduced at the 2014 Microsoft BUILD Developer Conference, Cortana can recognize natural voice without requiring users to type some input in the keyboard, and even answer questions using information from Microsoft's Bing search engine. This week, Microsoft is making Cortana even better for Windows 10, adding new features such as the ability to connect to a Wi-Fi network, choose keyboard options, and sign into your Microsoft Account, all without typing in the keyboard.
The Cortana upgrade comes just in time for Windows 10 Creators Update, which is slated for rollout this week, April 11. The company's newest version of Windows operating system, Windows 10 Creators Update, is set to bring a number of significant improvements and features on board, which include an all-new Paint 3D app, a 3D support, and an newly overhauled gaming interface that will allow user to have a better online gaming experience and even do some livestreaming.
Windows users can update their Windows-powered PC and get the latest version by simply sign up for the Windows 10 Update Assistant, which looks to simplify the upgrade process for PC users. The Windows 10 Update Assistant can be downloaded free directly from Microsoft's official website.
In another Windows 10-related news, Microsoft is set to introduce a whole new kind security setting in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. The software giant will be adding a centralized portal called the Windows Security Center to help IT admins deal with the fast-evolving threats, the MS Power User reported.
The new Windows Security Center has been linked to Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection to allow IT admins to monitor threats across endpoints. Aside from this, the Redmond-based software firm is also adding new actions and insights in Windows ATP. The goal is to provide IT admins and network engineer the ability to investigate and even respond to network attacks.
In addition, Microsoft is also beefing up the intelligence chops into the Windows Security Center, adding new security capabilities on board. This will give IT admins the ability and tools to isolate infected machines, investigate and collect forensics, and even kill and clean running processes, all with a single click of a button in the Windows Security Center.