Microsoft announces Windows 10 ‘Fall Creators Update’
Two years ago when Microsoft first launched Windows 10 OS, the company stated that going forward it wants to treat Windows as a service (WaaS). Meaning no three-year gap between major OS release but a constant improvement and changes in continuous periodic time.
The first update came as Windows Anniversary Update and it was released last year in July. After that, Microsoft announced Windows 10 Creators Update in March 2017 and now on the 2nd day at MS Build, the software giant showcased everything new that’s coming with Windows 10 ‘Fall Creators Update’ stated to release in September.
Here is how Microsoft breaks down the update: Timeline, Pick up where you left off, Clipboard, Onedrive files on demand, People bar, and new Fluent Design System.
Timeline: This one features all the activities you have done in Windows 10 in a vertical scrolling tabs way. Users can see and jump on any recent activity to resume the work.
Pick Up Where You Left Off: With this feature, Microsoft wants to close the gap between iOS/Android to Windows 10. As the name suggest, the user can start to work on something in iOS/Android (Like writing a doc or browsing the Web) and get reminded about that on PC with the help of Cortana. Microsoft’s personal assistant plays a major role here and works as a bridge between two OS.
Clipboard: The universal Clipboard helps to copy-paste everything from photos, map link, paragraph and even a gif between connected devices. One need to have Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard installed on his mobile phone for Clipboard to work.
Onedrive Files On Demand: User can work on any Onedrive file without having to download the entire folder for it. All the files are already in place in a file manager and can be accessed 0n-demand.
People Bar: People Bar was originally meant to come with Windows 10 Creators Update. The functionality adds your family or friends as a shortcut on the taskbar. You can easily share files, information, Skype, or even mail them from People Bar. Third-party integration with other apps like Messenger will also be available at launch.
Fluent Design System: Microsoft is upgrading the UI elements and design throughout the Windows 10. The company describes it as universal, imaginative, natural, adaptive and engaging design. Have a look at it in a below video.
With the ‘Fall Creators Update’, Microsoft’s intentions are clear. It doesn’t want to chase down new users or isn’t in a game of platform wars. The company wants to go where the user base is already there and aims to add features that will make Windows 10 and Microsoft services as a natural go-to choice on any platform.