Updated and Fixed Family Enhancements with Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Updated and Fixed Family Enhancements with Windows 10 Anniversary Update

When Windows 8 release, many of the Family management and protection features for Windows were broken and Microsoft promised to deliver the service back to full functionality eventually. Updates were delivered a couple times in 2015, but many of the original features were still missing.

With the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft is delivering new and fixed features. In a recent email distribution, Microsoft highlighted…

One Microsoft family - Go to account.microsoft.com/family to manage your family in one place. You can see all your family accounts for Windows and Xbox, see the settings for each child in your family, and make changes to their settings.

Multiple time limits per day - Set multiple time limits per day for your child's Windows PCs. When your child runs out of time on a Windows PC, you can also give more time on that device even when it's not connected to the internet.

Keeping your kids safe while browsing the web - Choose which websites your kids are allowed to visit. As long as they're using Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, they'll be blocked from any other websites you haven't allowed. Since other commonly used browsers don't have this feature, we will block them on your child's devices. You can always choose to allow your child to use other browsers.

Microsoft Store is more family friendly - When your child is browsing content in the store, they will only see content that is appropriate for their age. You can choose what content your child can download, receive notifications when they download content from the store, and easily add money to your child's Microsoft account.

Instant notifications of your kid's requests - If your kid sends you a request, we'll notify you immediately so you can act on it.

For a full account of what’s available go to:  http://account.microsoft.com/family/faq  

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