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Microsoft announced at its Build 2016 conference held a few days back that it will soon bring an update known as the Anniversary Update to the Windows 10. Microsoft has also presented some changes that will be a part of this release.

Anniversary update

There’s far more to this update than some minor bug fixes and performance improvements. Jen Gentleman, a software engineer at Microsoft has revealed on Twitter that there will be taskbar badges for universal apps in this anniversary update.

This would mean that every time you’ll run a universal app on your desktop, there’ll a small badge next to the icons in the taskbar which will represent the unread notifications. This should come in handy for apps like Outlook, where you can see the number of unread emails without having to actually launch the app.

Jen said that this new feature will soon make an appearance in Windows 10, probably first in the coming insiders preview builds. This new feature will hopefully arrive for the stable version of Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update.

The release date of this update hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it should most probably occur during July this year. Microsoft is expected to soon make some announcement in this regard.