Today at Build 2017, Microsoft announced the next wave of features for its fall release of Windows 10. Because it will be released late this year in fall and because Microsoft believes the spirit of creativity lives in each of us, it’s been named as Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. In the new semi-annual release schedule for Windows 10, this will most likely be version 1709, finished in September and delivered via Windows Update in October. The version of the latest Creators Update is version 1703.
Here are some of the highlighted new features coming to our way.
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Windows Story Remix
Built on .NET and distributed through the Windows Store as a Universal Windows Application, Story Remix uses AI and deep learning to organize and transform your photos and videos into stories.
Microsoft Fluent Design System
Previously code-named Project Neon, this is the latest refinement of the ongoing work that started years ago as “Metro style apps.” This iteration adds shading, blur effects, and animations to the Windows interface and to apps. For developers, Fluent Design is built to help you create more expressive and engaging apps that work across a wide range of device and input diversity.
Work easily across multi-platforms, Windows, iOS, and Android
Here are the new features arriving at the Fall Creators Update that will work not just with Windows but mobile devices running Windows apps on iOS and Android as well.
It works like an extension of Task View that lets you jump back in time to find what you were working on. A visual timeline displays what you were doing, lets you easily hop back into files, apps, and sites as if you never left.
Pick up where you left
With Cortana, you can pick up where you left off across Windows, iOS, and Android devices. The idea is that Cortana can help you keep track of what you’re working on and offer to resume working on a document or working with an app when you switch from a mobile device to a PC or vice-versa.
This is pretty awesome, if it works as promised. Just hit copy on what you want to grab – your photo, map link, paragraph, or even an animated gif- and it is ready to paste into whatever you want.
OneDrive Files On-Demand
The beloved “placeholders” is coming back. With this update, Windows 10 users will once again be able to open File Explorer and see a full picture of all files stored in your OneDrive storage, regardless of whether they are synced locally.
More apps coming to Windows Store
Apps are taking the center stage with the announcement of Windows 10 S which only allows the Store apps to run on the platform. Along with the announcement about Spotify bringing its app to the Windows Store, more popular apps are starting to join the force:
- SAP Digital Boardroom
- SUSE Linux and Fedora Linux
Developers are happier than ever as Windows is becoming the only platform that can run both Windows apps and Linux apps side-by-side. Not mention that Microsoft is also introducing the Xamarin Live Player to enable you to build, test, and debug your iPhone applications from your Windows PC. With the Xamarin Live Player, all you need is Visual Studio and an iPhone to build native apps for iOS in minutes.
The first Fall Creators Update build already released to Windows Insider
Along with the announcement of the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft released Windows 10 build 16193 to the fast ring for all Windows 10 Insiders. It’s the first build that has features packed for the Fall Creators Update, such as Windows Story Remix.
/via Windows Experience/