Available later this year, the Fall Creators Update delivers new experiences for more than 500 million Windows 10 devices: a new design system; creative experiences that will move with you across Windows, iOS and Android; new apps coming to the Windows Store including iTunes; new tools that make Windows home for all developers; and the world's first Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers no markers required. So far the Fluent Design System has focused a lot on animations, transparency and blur effects. Windows Phone might not have gotten much love at Build-one developer cheered when it was mentioned off-hand at this morning's keynote-but at least Microsoft appears to be committed to fixing its problems.
The personal assistant Cortana will also understand what you're working on across different machines, whether it's a phone or your computer.
- Pick Up Where You Left Off: With Cortana, you can pick up where you left off across Windows, iOS, and Android devices. Microsoft addressed this by introducing a new option that will allow users to save entire folders to your mobile device, so you can open the files they contain once you have a connection again.
Windows 10 wants to follow you everywhere, but not in a creepy way. This integration will enable programmers to quickly check how an app changes after an update. With a visual timeline that displays what you were doing when, you can easily hop back into files, apps and sites as if you never left. Microsoft made some improvements to Power Throttling feature. The fall Windows 10 update will include features for playing games and watching video in the realm of "mixed reality", the melding of the artificial with things that are actually happening around us.
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Microsoft didn't say when Fall Creators Update will come out.
One of the new features is called Timeline. Furthermore, online files will automatically download and become locally available when you need them - just double-click a file in File Explorer or open it from within an app. File Explorer is also getting new status icons to show whether your files are locally available files or online files. Intelligence built into the OS will guess which files you might want to access next-photos in proximity to another you're editing, for example. The app will automatically generate "stories" based on your photos and clips. It is a next-generation board portal that leverages data from lines of business applications to provide a single source of truth for executives to steer the business in real time.
According to Microsoft, though, utility, not aesthetics, will rule the Fall Creators Update.
The roll out of the software is expected later this year.