Microsoft unveiled the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
- Author: Valerie Cook May 12, 2017,
May 12, 2017, 1:10
Microsoft Executive VP of Windows and Devices Terry MyersonJustin Sullivan/Getty ImagesOn Thursday morning, Microsoft is expected to announce the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, a free upgrade to the operating system set to launch on all 500 million-plus active Windows 10 devices later this year. The Fall Creators Update, likely to arrive in September, aims to bring aspects of the Windows experience everywhere you go. The next update is going to be called Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and it's going to bring several new features for the platform. Surface. And with the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is working to eliminate any remaining friction for using it across the entire system at all times.
Timeline, a feature that will display whatever apps, files, or websites the user last opened or modified, whether on mobile or desktop, allowing users to easily hop between platforms in real time.
One, using Microsoft's Cortana, will synchronize applications between a Windows PC and a smartphone using Apple's iOS or Google's Android, allowing you to pick up editing a document where you left off on the other device.
That shift to smartphones and tablets also is one of the reasons the next Windows 10 update will include a multi-faceted clipboard to let you copy text, images and other content on a PC and paste it on a phone, even iPhones and Android, as though the PC and phone were one.
If you pop over to your phone, Microsoft's smart assistant Cortana will ask if you want to pick up where you left off.
Built on.NET and distributed through the Windows Store as a Universal Windows Application, Windows Story Remix uses AI and deep learning to organize and transform photos and videos into stories.
iTunes is coming to the Windows Store by the end of this year.
Furthermore, you can control the volume of UWP apps individually. The so-called online files from OneDrive will show up in the Windows file picker, alongside apps that are stored locally. You can download the Visual Studio 2017 here.
We don't have complete details of what will be in the update yet, but here's a taster and we'll let you know of any extra bits and pieces we get hold of. Microsoft stated that developers in the USA and Canada can pre-order an Acer ($299 USD) or HP ($329 USD) Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition starting today from the Microsoft Store for delivery later this summer.
On top of new graphical options, the Fall Creators Update will give developers the ability to extend core application features across devices.
Microsoft also debuted a new mixed reality controller at the conference that will work with multiple upcoming virtual reality headsets to offer mixed reality experiences.