More About Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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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
video stories

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
PowerPoint file

Emjoi 5.0 – cool, new and improved emoji designs that display more consistently on
other platforms

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?

 

9 thoughts on “More About Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

  1. Robert F.

    To be honest I doubt I will use much of the new additions to the Fall Creators Update but I will install it so I can keep current on my Windows 10 installation.

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  2. Janice

    I do not see anything of aJaniceny real interest to me. But like Robert, I will install it to keep up with updates.

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  3. D.

    Same here, I will just keep up with the updates. I will just shut off what I don’t use and go on. I also think we are going to have two ” Control Panels ” at this rate for a long time, like others. I still which they would put some of these under optional updates so we don’t start getting bloated with things we don’t use.

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  4. Gordon

    The Creators update won’t install on my computer, and this new update doesn’t seem to have any new , interesting apps that enhance my time on the computer. However, like above , if it installs, it will keep my machine current. I wonder how these folks can find so much superfluous junk to crow about.

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  5. Lynn

    If Windows 10 is supposed to be the final operating system version (which I personally doubt) can we expect to be getting these large updates to it for free forever? At some point I expect there will be a fee. No?

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    1. infoave Post author

      Microsoft has said they will not charge for updates. They have discovered how to make money the Apple & Google way. Every Windows 10 version has and end-of-life date, after which it won’t be supported (no security updates, etc.).

      Our feeling is that Microsoft will not charge for Window 10 updates. And Windows 10 will be the last named/numbered version of Windows. Of course, people love names, that’s why we have Creators Update instead of Version 1703 – and why the big deal over the name Fall Creators Update vs. Autumn Creators Update (fall wins). But no matter the name assigned to the update, it’s under the Windows 10 operating system.

      Remember though, Microsoft doesn’t feel the need to share internal secrets with us 🙂

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  6. Carol Ross

    I agree will the folks above in that most of the “new” items are of no interest to me. But the improved battery life promised could actually be useful.

    Reply

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