Microsoft is working on several exciting things for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. We know that Windows Redstone for PC and Mobile is very major update, which is arriving this July as Windows Anniversary update.

In Microsoft’s Development Roadmap, the company revealed that Android, Windows 10 Mobile and even Microsoft Band users will able to unlock their Windows 10 powered PC without even interacting with the PC.

The company stated:

Use your phone to unlock your Windows PC

Use your Windows Phone or Android phone as remote credential store which can be used to unlock any of your Windows 10 PCs and authenticate with apps and services that support Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport based authentication.

Use Companion Devices to unlock your Windows PC

Use your Microsoft Band 2, or other devices that integrates with the Windows 10 Companion Device Framework (CFD), as companion device for Microsoft Passport based authentication. With this a device like the Microsoft Band 2 or other third party devices, they can become an external second factor of authentication which can be used to unlock your Windows 10 PCs.

Indeed, its is pretty interesting features and very convenient too. We expect to see more features like this coming with Windows Redstone.


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