Microsoft will begin rolling out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17. Here's what to expect.
Next step on Windows 10 journey, is the Fall Creators Update, which will be available across the globe coming October 17, Microsoft's announced Friday at the IFA 2017.
As part of this update, Windows 10 will deliver an evolution to photos experience, so you can share story using photos, videos, and 3D effects, along with enhancements in gaming, Inking, accessibility, security, and immersive new experiences made possible by Windows Mixed Reality, Terry Myerson says.
The Fall Creators Update, will also reintroduce placeholders concept for OneDrive storage with OneDrive Files on Demand.
Windows Defender is now smarter with behind the scenes cloud intelligence that enables new defenses against ransomware and exploits. Also, included are a number of new security features for enterprise users.
All of this innovation will be brought to life by a range of beautifully designed, and feature rich modern devices announced at IFA this week, including, new Windows 2-in-1s, laptops, all-in-ones, and gaming PCs, will become available on Oc. 17.
The devices feature Intel's latest 8th generation processors, and include latest NVIDIA graphics cards (GPUs) for Windows Mixed Reality, offer OLED and 4K screens and deliver all-day battery life—and comes from OEM partners like Lenovo, Dell, HP, Acer and Asus, Myerson says.
Also, a new Windows 10 edition, known as "Windows 10 Pro for Workstations" will be made availble simultaneously with the Fall Creators Update.
Though, the company has not yet shared any upgrade pricing information so far, but it's expected there will be an upgrade path and fee from Windows 10 Home / Pro to Workstation.
In addition to Fall Creators Update announcement, also a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring was released on Friday.
As, the development cycle for Fall Creators Update is reached, the focus is now on stabilization for release to the world, so expect to get more frequently new Insiders release builds that mostly include bug fixes. See the full changelog of this build under.
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- We fixed an issue resulting in Train Simulator 2017 failing to launch on recent flights.
- We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to tab into an open PDF in Microsoft Edge after interacting with the any of the Microsoft Edge window elements using mouse.
- We fixed an issue where the Windows Defender Security Center app icon was missing in taskbar when the app was open, as well in Start's all apps list. You will also notice that the icon is now un-plated in the taskbar.
- We've made some adjustments to address an issue resulting in sudden and brief CPU spikes where you couldn't move your mouse. If you've encountered this, please try it in this new build and let us know if your experience has improved.
- We fixed an issue where minimized app windows on mixed-DPI monitor setups might end up drawing offscreen after your PC resumed from sleep.
- We fixed an issue where if you changed your display language preference to something other than the machine's default then any app which did not take an update while also getting the updated language resource package from the Store would end up continuing to display its tile in Start in that default language rather than the new language displayed within the app and other system UI, writes Dona.
Also, Microsoft and Samsung are teaming up to utilize laters flagship premium lineup of QLED TVs as the official 4K TV partner for Xbox One X.
The breathtaking true 4K HDR gaming on Xbox One X and Samsung QLED TVs, was for the first time ever experienced by attendees off E3 2017 in June. Now, anyone in the U.S. can experience this power at various Xbox and Samsung marketing and retail locations.
"The arrival of true 4K UHD gameplay on the Xbox One X this Fall gives gamers the perfect reason to upgrade their television," said Eddie Combs of Samsung. "If gamers are looking for a TV that delivers premium 4K HDR picture quality with industry leading design and smart functionality, then QLED TV and Xbox One X are an unbeatable 4K gaming combination," Combs says.
"Xbox One X will bring true 4K gaming to console players for the first time with 40 percent more power than any other console," said Mike Nichols, Xbox. "We're thrilled to join forces with Samsung in the U.S. to deliver immersive 4K gaming experiences to our fans."
Samsung's 2017 QLED TV lineup is available now at Samsung.com and at retailers nationwide.