More About Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Microsoft recently announced that the next major update to Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, will start rolling out, worldwide, on October 17, 2017. Some are anxiously awaiting the Fall Creators Update, some are dreading it, and some are reserving their opinion until they get their hands on it and try it. No matter which category you are in, you’re probably interested in knowing what lies ahead and specifically what new features will the Fall Creators Update bring with it.
The following list is from Microsoft. Keep in mind, however, the official release date is still more than a month away and new features could be added and/or some of the features listed below may not be included.
From Microsoft, here is a partial list of the new features to be included with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update:
OneDrive Files On-Demand – View and access your OneDrive files in File Explorer
without using disk space.
Pin contacts to the taskbar – Pin your top people to the taskbar for one-click
access by Skype or Mail.
Drag and drop files to share – Drag files directly onto contacts in your taskbar to
start an email, or share directly to your contacts via the share picker
Touch keyboard on PC – The onehanded (sic) touch keyboard provides shape writing, and enhanced text prediction
Pin your favorite websites to taskbar – Pin a website to the taskbar from Microsoft
Edge for instant access
Ransomware protections – New protections in Windows Defender Antivirus help safeguard against malicious apps and threats, including ransomware
Fluent Design – The UI for Start, Action Center and Microsoft Edge include elements of our new Fluent Design System such as Acrylic Material – a cool, translucent effect
Connect to iPhone/Android – View a website on your iPhone or Android phone and continue viewing it automatically on your PC
Story Remix – Combine photos, videos and soundtracks automatically to create
Improved battery life with power throttling – Save up to 11% in CPU power
consumption by throttling background apps
Currency converter in Calculator – Annbinternational currency converter is built
into the Calculator app, including an offline mode
PDF-based forms in Microsoft Edge – Fill in PDF-based forms within Microsoft
Edge and make notes directly on PDFs
Windows Mixed Reality – Combine with a Windows 10 Mixed Reality headset for
immersive mixed reality experiences
Get web search results in Cortana without opening your browser – Cortana
pane will expand automatically with results
Better storage management – Files can be automatically deleted in your
Downloads folder after 30 days
Support for 3D in Office apps – Easily insert a 3D object into a Word, Excel or
Emjoi 5.0 – cool, new and improved emoji designs that display more consistently on
Find My Pen – Windows can tell you where you last inked on your computer
which makes finding a lost pen a lot easier
New gaming features – PC gamers can stream games using Mixer and get better
performance using Game Mode
Notes from Microsoft:
1. Features may be available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device. Windows 10 Insider Preview may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here. Some product features and functionality may require additional hardware or software.
2. Features are not available in all languages. If you get the build with the supported language, the language resources will download. If you add the language after getting the build, you may need to go to Optional features and download the resources. Shape writing
and text prediction are available for the following languages: Catalan (Catalan), Croatian (Croatia), Czech (Czech), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), English (India), English (United States), English (United Kingdom), Finnish (Finland), French (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), Greek (Greece), Hebrew(Israel), Hungarian (Hungary), Indonesian (Indonesia), Italian (Italy), Norwegian, Persian (Iran), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal),Romanian (Romania), Russian (Russia), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish (Sweden), Turkish (Turkey), Vietnamese (Vietnam). Dictation on the desktop is currently only available for English (United States) and Chinese (Simplified) input methods.
3. Cortana not available in all markets.
So what do you think? Do any of the new features appeal to you? We think Story Remix will be well received as replacement for the very popular Windows Movie Maker that many people enjoyed. Also, we think most people will like the new currency converter feature in the Windows calculator. . Other than that we’re going reserve judgment for now.
Are you ready for another big Windows 10 update?