Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released


Right on schedule, Microsoft has announced the start of rollout of Windows 10 Fall Creators update to Windows 10 PCs. The update is rolling out across the world in phases, starting with newer machines first.

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will bring a host of new features like Fluent design system, which adds changes across visuals such as blur effects and transparency. Microsoft says the new design will deliver "intuitive, harmonious, responsive and inclusive cross-device experiences and interactions."

Another major addition is support for Windows Mixed Reality, which is Microsoft's virtual and augmented reality experience, and will be built into Falls Creator update. This function will let you connect a Mixed Reality headset to the PC, and interact with apps and games in virtual environment using a pair of motion controllers.

Microsoft has also announced that Mixed Reality headset from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Asus are now available for purchase. The Headset-motion controller bundles start as low as $399.

Here are some of the other features:
  1. Windows Story Remix: Uses AI and deep learning to organize and transform your photos and videos into stories with soundtrack, themes and transitions.
  2. Microsoft Graph: Aims to sync all your Microsoft app across all platforms, so that you can pick up from where you left on any device, be it Android, Windows or iOS.
  3. Timeline: Lets you jump back in time to find what you were working on, whether it was two hours or two months ago. You can easily hop back your files, apps and sites, as if you never left.
  4. Pick up where you left off: Log out of one device and Cortana asks if you want to continue working in your app, doc or website on your next device.
  5. Clipboard: A fast and easy way to copy and paste just anything between connected devices, whether you are on a Windows PC or smartphone.
  6. One Drive Files On-Demand: Access all your files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on your device
  7. New apps on Windows Store: iTunes, Autodesk, SAP Digital Boardroom
  8. Updated Windows Inking: Ink directly into PDFs, making it easier and faster to comment and share with others; Smart Ink applies artificial intelligence to inking automatically makingthe squares you draw more perfect, or turning boxes into a table.
  9. Updated Game Mode: Allows your games to use the full processing power of your device, right from a new button on the Game bar.
  10. GPU in Task manager. Windows Task Manager now displays information about the graphics hardware and performance of your system.
  11. Updated Windows Defender: It is now smarter and defends better than before.
  12. Eye Control: Implements eye tracking technology that lets you type, and operate a mouse just using your eyes for those with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  13. My People: Pin you top people to the taskbar for quick access; People-first sharing; see emoji from pinned contacts.
  14. Improved Cortana: Voice-activated power commands like ask Cortana to shut down, restart, or sleep your PC.
  15. Microsoft Edge:  Annotate text using colors, underline, add comments or copy text; pin favorite websites to task bar; Edit URL of any Favorites in the Favorite menu or the Favorites bar; Full screen mode (press F11 or choose the new Full Screen icon within Settings menu)
  16. Find My Pen: Windows can now tell you where you were when you last inked you computer
  17. Others: Currency Converter (added in the native calculator); Recover PIN and password from lock screen; Narrator (screen reader) intelligence; Dictation; Microsoft Tips app; Mixer Game streaming service
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