Microsoft renovates Windows 10 at Build 2017: What is the Fall Creators Update? Top announcements you should know about

May 12, 2017, 2:56 PM [addtoany]

Microsoft Build Day 2 was quick and effective and a lot of announcements were made, but the one that stood out was the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Here’s what’s new.

It is expected that the Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, will arrive in September this year. It basically aims to get you the Windows experience anywhere you go. 

Microsoft conducted the 2nd day of its Build 2017 keynote, and it was filled with announcements that directly impact the consumer and Windows fans. Top executives of the company, like Joe Belfiore and Terry Meyerson, came onto the stage and revealed details about their plans for Windows 10 OS. The announcements showcase Microsoft’s new design philosophy for its applications, mixed reality efforts and a lot more. The presentation was quick and effective and a lot of announcements were made, but the one that stood out was the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

It is expected that the Fall Creators Update, will arrive in September this year. It basically aims to get you the Windows experience anywhere you go. The main focus of the update is on cross-device experiences. It essentially means you can begin to work on something on you Surface device and end it on your MacBook. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s executive vice president of the Windows and devices group, announced the Fall Creators Update for its Windows 10 operating system. Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Operating Systems during the event, said, “Windows PCs will love all of your devices.”

Top announcements:

1. There is a new feature called the Clipboard. It is basically a cloud-based feature which enables the user to copy and paste between Windows 10, iOS and Android devices. Microsoft will take on Apple’s universal clipboard, but this thing works across more platforms.This feature will be directly integrated into MS Office suite apps, which will make it easier to grab content from your smartphone and drop it into a document that is present on your desktop.

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2. Another new functionality is the Timeline. This feature will display a timeline consisting of the tasks you have done in the past. So, if you were working on an MS Word document over the last week but wish to continue working on it today, you will just need to open up the Timeline and you can get back to the editing mode. It is a Cortana-based feature and under the ‘Pick Up Where You Left’ feature, users can continue their work on a number of devices, including, Android, iOS and Windows.

3. OneDrive Placeholders is another new feature with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This one will be known as the ‘OneDrive Files On-Demand‘, and it basically makes it easier to access cloud documents locally.

4. Fluent Design System: Joe Belfiore introduced what it calls Fluent Design, an evolution from the current Windows interface that focuses on ‘light, depth, motion, material, and scale.’ This was earlier known as the Project NEON. It is a novel design language for Windows 10, and the main focus is to give developers access to a single design language that will work across a different set of platforms. Microsoft, in a statement, said, “The Fluent Design System will deliver intuitive, harmonious, responsive and inclusive cross-device experiences and interactions.”

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5. Windows Story Remix: Windows Story Remix is an application for editing photos and videos and Microsoft announced its as part of the Fall Creators Update. You can now add special effects, soundtracks, transitions, annotations as well as 3-dimensional objects to your videos and photos in mixed reality. Notably, this one has the Windows Ink support to write on photos and videos easily.

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6. iTunes on Windows Store: Microsoft has just announced the Apple’s popular iTunes and the Apple Music streaming service will soon come to the Windows Store by the end of 2017. While iTunes is already present on the Windows platform, yet coming on the Windows Store app is a big news.

Source – Financial Express

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