Today the annual Computex conference takes place in Taipei and apart from some other well known Technology Corporations, also Microsoft had a presentation there. We have reported about the upcoming new feature for Windows hello already, which will make it possible to log you in with your wearable on your Windows PC. Though there are even more interesting news for Windows Hello.
What is Windows Hello? This feature has been introduced by Microsoft with the release of Windows 10 and it basically is a summarizing expression for all the different ways you can log in on your Windows 10 PC. If you are using a simple Desktop PC with Windows 10, you will mainly use a PIN or your Password to log you hin. However, if you have bought a 2-in-1 Convertible or a Surface pro 4 recently you will be offered two additional way to log you in. On the one hand there is the fingerprint sense which you might know from some laptops already, and then there is the iris scanner which will log you in simply by looking at your PC. With today’s announcement at the Computex, the ability to be logged in with a wearable device has been added.
Now, it is nice to have a way to get logged in simply by having a fingerprint sensor on your wearable device. However, this might not be very useful if it is only supported by wearable device released by Microsoft, since it would mean you’d have to stick with those. Therefor Microsoft also announced today that they are opening up the Windows Hello Device Framework to third-party manufacturers.
This is amazing, not only because you will see a few new wearable devices supporting the unlock of Windows 10 via fingerprint on their device. But also because this opens up the developing for dozens of new ways how you can unlock your Windows device and then hardware manufacturers around the globe can build this into their devices.
What do our readers think about this changed in Windows Hello, ´something great to be looking forward or more a gimmick which will be dropped by Microsoft in the near future again? Drop me a comment below with your opinion on this and stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.