Windows 10 Autumn Update – New Features
5th October 2017
The latest and most advanced version of Windows ever is nearly here. The Windows 10 Fall Creators update will arrive on October 17th, 2017 for Windows 10 PCs.
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is the second in Microsoft’s new twice a year update strategy to help keep the operating system fresh and exciting for its users.
One of the main reasons this update has been called the “creators update” is because a lot of the new features and updates will be based on creativity.
What New Features Does the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Bring to the Table?
Windows Mixed Reality
The Fall Creators Update will guarantee Windows 10 is ready for the new generation of Mixed Reality headsets. These will be considerably cheaper than the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, costing roughly around £399.
These Mixed Reality headsets will be produced by Dell, Asus, Acer and other well-known PC brands and they will allow you to interact and see elements of the real world in-game depending on what app/game you’re using.
This will be very similar to the Memories function on an iPhone. It will automatically create edited videos from your photos and videos for you to share. Not only will story remix automatically create videos for you, it will also let you use Windows Ink (if you have a touchscreen device) to draw, write and annotate on any video of your choice, and even anchor your annotations to a person or object so it automatically moves with it.
Timeline is essential an improved version of ‘Task View’. When you click on Task View you’ll not only see the current applications and windows that you have open, but you can identify documents you were working on earlier that day, or if needed work from months ago.
The information is stored within Microsoft Graph and therefore you can access the information on any Windows 10 device thanks to what Microsoft calls “Intelligent Fabric”. Essentially this means you can access information and files whenever you need to no matter what device you are using.
Pick Up Where I Left Off
Along the same principle as Timeline, this feature will combine the Cloud and Cortana to allow you to continue whatever you were doing on a different device. This can even be used on tablets, Iphone’s and Android devices as long as the relevant functionality is built in by app developers.
This change means you can see which files are in your OneDrive without actually having to store them locally on each individual Windows 10 device. Making it much quicker and efficient compared to the previous method where you had to choose which OneDrive folders and files were synced otherwise they wouldn’t show up when you were looking through your OneDrive Folder.
In the Fall Creators Update, it was planned that you would be able to copy and paste things between separate connected devices, whether you’re on a Windows PC, Laptop or your smartphone. Essentially it is a clipboard-based in the cloud. This, however, did not make the final cut and will most likely be released in a later update after the Fall Creators Update.
The new update will introduce some graphical changes called Fluent Design. The changes include blurring, otherwise known as “acrylic” and animations to make the interface consistent, fluent and simple. It is very similar to the Aero Interface that has been introduced to Windows Vista.
The whole idea is to make a modern, simple and fluent interface that will work across all Windows devices smoothly including Laptops, Desktop Computers and Smartphones.
Microsoft has outlined how Windows Defender will use AI to try and defeat malware before it has a chance to get into your system. Many large anti-virus companies are now using AI to detect malware viruses as early as they possibly can and therefore, in turn, provide better protection to their clients. The new version will only be given to enterprise customers initially but it is extremely likely that eventually Microsoft will release it to all consumer versions to ensure the maximum protection for everyone.
The Windows 10 Fall Creators update will arrive on October 17th, 2017 for Windows 10 PCs.
If you currently use Windows 10 PC’s and would like more information about the update or want to know how to ensure the update is implemented with minimal disruption contact us now.
How Can I Get Windows 10?
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