Microsoft seems to have taken a cue from the growing popularity of Google’s Chromebooks in schools. On Thursday, the Redmond-based software giant announced several new features and apps that will be coming as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. And most of them are aimed at students and teachers. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s EVP of Windows and Devices Group, said the company’s goal was to make Windows the best platform for teaching and the best place to learn.
New features in Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Chrome’s popularity in schools is mainly because of the ease of setup and configuration for teachers and students. With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, teachers will be able to configure devices within minutes on their own using the “Set Up School PCs” app. Microsoft added that it will also reduce the time it takes to log into a new account for the first time to just 26 seconds. After that, logins shouldn’t take more than 6 seconds.