Windows 10 Anniversary Update to Arrive Aug. 2
It's official. The highly anticipated update will officially be released in just over a month's time with two new security features for businesses.Microsoft will release its feature-packed Windows 10 Anniversary Update on Aug. 2, announced the Redmond, Wash., software maker today. Windows 10 was originally released on July 29, 2015, meaning that the update will technically miss the operating system's anniversary by a few days. Nonetheless, Microsoft is betting that users won't mind the delay, particularly enterprise customers. Microsoft used the opportunity to reveal that two new security features will be included with the update, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and Windows Information Protection. "Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP) detects, investigates, and responds to advanced malicious attacks on networks by providing a more comprehensive threat intelligence and attack detection," wrote Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of the Microsoft Windows and Devices group, in a June 29 blog post. "This service is informed by the world's largest array of sensors and expert advanced threat protection, including a team of security researchers at Microsoft leveraging in-house and security partner intelligence," continued Mehdi. WDATP is being piloted by 300 organizations across 70 countries, he added.
Windows Information Protection, formerly called enterprise data protection, is Microsoft's take on OS-based data leak prevention. With Windows Information Protection, businesses can use new copy and paste protection capabilities to control the flow of sensitive content and enforce policies that prevent unauthorized apps from accessing business data, among other safeguards. More information on the newly announced feature is available in this TechNet post.