Microsoft officially confirms Windows 10 Anniversary Update release date

Microsoft has confirmed the official release date of Windows 10 Anniversary Update for 2 August.

Microsoft has finally confirmed the official release date of Windows 10 Anniversary Update for 2 August, after its recent blog-post leak went viral on the internet. The leaked screenshot of Microsoft's official blog-post carrying the headline: "Microsoft announces Windows 10 anniversary update available Aug. 2," made some waves on the internet before the company took down the post.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update has long been due, ever since it was announced at the company's Annual Build Conference in March. All existing Windows 10 users are eligible for a free upgrade of Anniversary Update with special feature enhancements and improvements including new Windows Ink feature, Windows Hello, Microsoft's digital assistant 'Cortana' and support for a bunch of extensions for the new Edge web browser.

Along with improved security features and stability as well as performance improvements, the new Anniversary Update brings the Set up School PCs app which allows teachers to set up classroom devices in three easy steps with a Shared Cart of Devices.

Those who are upgrading to Windows 10 from older versions like Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will have to pay $119 after 29 July as it marks the anniversary date (exactly one year after the initial Windows 10 launch) and ends Microsoft's free offer for Windows 10 upgrade.

Xbox One consoles and mobile devices will still be eligible for free upgrade to Windows 10 after 29 July as Microsoft moves closer to its milestone achievement of 1 billion devices running its latest operating system worldwide.