Microsoft details upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Posted May 12, 2017

As expected, Microsoft has announced a new September 2017 update for Windows 10, but bizarrely it has called it a very familiar name.

And while we'll have to wait a while to get our hands on this Fall Creators Update - the name gives you a general idea of when Microsoft thinks it'll officially drop - it looks to be kind of a doozy.

"We designed Windows 10 to empower the creator in all of us", said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft. Microsoft has demoed the Build 16193 on PC at Build 2017 Developer Conference and it comes with a lot of new features. This new feature is called On-Demand files and it works with both OneDrive personal and business as well as SharePoint online. It uses technologies such as Timeline, which visually displays what a user was doing previously, allowing them to easily hop back into files, apps and websites as if it was real time. Most times, while you're connected to the internet, you can just double-click files and usual to open them into an app, and the file will automatically download to your device. Details are scarce, but given that Graph works with Office 365, there's a good chance users will be able to rewind not only Windows software but also its cloud services.

With "pick up where you left off", if you're in, say, Word on your desktop, you should be able to pick up your (Android or iOS) phone and immediately continue editing. Microsoft Fluent Design System will change several corners of Windows 10 bringing an intuitive user experience.

Microsoft will also make a Story Remix app for devices running Apple's iOS and Google's Android to help people share images from their children's soccer games and other events.

Windows Story Remix uses AI and deep learning to organize and transform photos and videos into stories.

Microsoft also stated that iTunes is coming to the Windows Store by the end of this year. When you try to open a file that isn't stored on your PC, Windows will download it and open it for you. We will be seeing Fluent apps in this update and developers are being asked to get on board.

The Fall Creators Update will start hitting PCs later this year.

Acer will also offer a retail bundle of their HMD along with the first ever set of Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers for $399 this holiday season and they will track your location in your space without the need for external cameras/trackers. Due to wide interest from the community, 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.