Microsoft Windows 10 operating system’s official global unveiling date is getting more closer. The tech giant on Tuesday, announced the update Windows would be launched this summer in 190 countries and in 111 languages.
Along with it, the company also announced several partnerships in the Windows 10 launch. Lenovo, Qihu 360 and Tencent are on board, according to the statement. The partnership with the companies will be providing free upgrades to consumers in China, driving adoption around the world through ecosystem advancements.
Windows 10 would deliver new capabilities that will allow hardware and device manufacturers to create technology, devices and experiences for customers around the world, including bio-metrics and facial recognition.
Windows 10 introduces Windows Hello, a bio-metric authentication feature to allow the users sign in to a device using facial recognition or iris recognition or fingerprint. The company said this feature will serve the effort to reduce the use of passwords, which can be easily hacked. Microsoft vice president Joe Belfiore said in a blog post, “You uniquely you plus your device are the keys to your Windows experience, apps, data and even websites and services, not a random assortment of letters and numbers that are easily forgotten, hacked, or written down and pinned to a bulletin board.”
To make use of the Windows Hello feature, the users need a compatible hardware which is going to come to first enterprise-grade computers, though it will eventually show up on consumers devices also in tablets and phones. The cost of the necessary hardware to enable the use of Windows Hello is as less as $10. This system enables the users to authenticate passwords, enterprise contents, documents and even certain online experiences without having a password being stores on device or the network server.
If the computer already has the fingerprint reader, the user can make use of the Windows Hello feature. However, for iris and facial recognition, the device has to have infrared camera and other bio-metric sensors.
As a means to make it more secure, Microsoft is in talks with a programming system that can be of an advantage for IT managers, software developers and website authors. It carries a code-name Passport and is meant to be secure way of letting the user sign-in to their website or apps. The opt-in system will verify the user of a device before authenticating that person for the wider range of services accepting Passport.
The much awaited Windows 10 along with this new Windows Hello feature is expected to boost up the hype among the crowd. Hoping to give it a try very soon.