Microsoft has announced that it will release a major refresh of its Windows 10 operating system on August 2. The update will include Cortana improvements, such as the ability to remember information and the ability to take commands from a lock screen. In addition, the OS has better support for touchscreens, including the Windows Ink virtual notepad. In addition, it includes a host of security improvements and better integration with Xbox.
Windows 7 and 8 users have until July 29 to upgrade to Windows 10. After that, they will have to pay to upgrade, but Microsoft hasn't said what the price will be.