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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted on 4-Sep-2017 14:10 | Tags Filed under: News

Microsoft has confirmed the fourth major update to Windows 10 will be available worldwide on 17th October.


The company said in a blog post that Windows 10 is now the most-popular version of Windows, with over 500 million devices in homes, businesses, and schools around the world.


With the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is introducing new ways to get creative as well as productive. Here's a list of what to expect:


Windows Inking


Windows Inking lets you ink directly onto PDF files, making it easier and faster to comment and share with others, improving on what you could do with pen and paper alone. Smart Ink applies artificial intelligence to inking automatically making the squares you draw more perfect, or turning boxes into a table for you with no extra work.


Photos and Videos


Microsoft has reimagined the Photos Application to deliver remixed experiences for telling stories with photos, videos, music, 3D, and even inking.


OneDrive Files On-Demand


You can save all of your creations in OneDrive Files On-Demand, accessing your cloud files like any of your other files on your PC, without using up your local storage space.




Microsoft is bringing an updated Game Mode, which allows your games to use the full processing power of your device as if it was an Xbox game console, right from a new button on the Game bar. And to take advantage of this power, the company has plans for a lineup of Xbox Play Anywhere games including Cuphead, Forza Motorsport 7, Super Lucky’s Tale and Middle-earth: Shadow of War. 




With the Fall Creators Update, Windows Defender is smarter and better than before. With behind the scenes cloud intelligence that enables new defenses against ransomware and exploits. 




With the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is making Windows more accessible for those with Lou Gehrig’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that impacts the brain’s ability to control your muscles. The one muscle it doesn’t impact, are the eyes. A new feature Eye Control implements eye tracking technology that lets you type, and operate a mouse just using your eyes.


Windows Mixed Reality


Lastly, with the Fall Creators Update brings Windows Mixed Reality. This is a mixed reality system that fully immerses users in the experience not limited to a mobile device screen size. One that is easy to setup, not requiring you to mount cameras around the room, just put the headset on your head, plug it into your PC and get started, leaving your hands free to interact with the mixed world. It’s available from a wide range of partners around the world, like Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo providing headsets starting as low as US$299, with Windows Mixed Reality headsets available on October 17 when the Fall Creators Update ships.


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