As part of the big Anniversary (formally known as Redstone) Update for Windows 10, Microsoft has branded a new Windows 10 feature called Ink, putting further emphasis into pen and stylus usage.
The new feature levels up the interaction of any hand writing users put to the screen. For example, users can make a reminder to call their mom tomorrow, and Windows 10 will intelligently recognize you’ve written a date and transform it into object you can tap and setup a reminder through Cortana.
Alternatively, users will be able to drop a dot on a map to mark it as a point of interest. In another new use case, users will be able to strike out a sentence by simply drawing a line through it. Microsoft wants ink to be as intuitive and natural as using real paper such as drawing a line from a virtual pencil and even coming the physicality of using a stencil and drawing along it.
Of course the Windows 10 Anniversary Update doesn’t just include Ink for Windows 10, especially since it will be coming to all of Microsoft’s platforms. Xbox One will be getting Windows 10 apps as part of Redstone.
While on stage, Executive VP of the Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson boasted are now more than 270 million Windows 10 devices worldwide. According to Microsoft, and the platform is being adopted 145 faster than Windows 7 and 4 times faster Windows 8.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update should come to all Windows 10 users in late summer.