Windows 10 Fall Creators Update lands October 17th, Microsoft confirms

The Microsoft logo is shown on the Microsoft Theatre at the E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles California

Microsoft is holding a briefing at the IFA 2017 conference today, where it finally announced the release date of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update introduces a slew of new features focusing on new creative tools, as well as improving some of the existing functions in Microsoft's operating system.

As far as gaming is concerned, Windows Creators Fall updates the Game Mode, which allows games to use the full processing power of a user's device. Microsoft announced the drop date on Friday at the IFA event in Berlin where PC partners have been unveiling a slew of Windows 10 systems.

The Fall Creators Update will bring with it a number of enhancements to the Windows 10 experience including vastly improved inking. The upcoming release will be the fourth major update to Windows 10, and it will still be focused on creating "a platform that inspires your creativity", explained Myerson.

"By combining our physical and digital worlds, we believe mixed reality is the next step in the evolution of human computing", Mr. Myerson says. The final Windows 10 Fall Creators update is now being tested by insiders and the final build will also be run by the Windows insiders. As we are already aware OEM's are expected to pull the wraps from their headsets on October 17 while the others will follow suit. Its predecessor, Windows 10 Anniversary Update, a k a 1607 for July 2016, didn't begin rolling out until August. Headset pricing will start at $299. But no new technology weighs as heavily on this update as Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft's attempt to take virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) mainstream. It will be available worldwide October 17.

OneDrive cloud storage has a big change coming: With a new system called "files on-demand", Windows 10 won't distinguish between files stored in the cloud, and files stored on your local hard drive; you'll be able to navigate everything through the normal file explorer.



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