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What’s next for Windows 10, we hear you asking. The answer, as we found out today, is another major new update Microsoft is calling the Creators Update. It’s free, it’s packed full of features, and it’s landing on your PC in “early 2017”. Read on to find out all the details.
Microsoft held a press event in New York City earlier today (October 26th). And the first order of business was the next iteration of Windows 10. Microsoft calls it the Creators Update, and it’s an update packed with features designed to help users create, share, and play.
We will undoubtedly delve deeper into the features being added to Windows 10 with the Creators Update in future articles, but for now, here’s a quick snapshot of what you can expect to see when the update drops in early 2017:
- Windows Capture 3D lets you scan physical objects and turn them into digital 3D images.
- Paint 3D is a brand new version of Paint, as leaked earlier this month.
- Remix3D.com is a new website designed to house community-created 3D images.
- It will be possible to use 3D images in Microsoft Office programs such as PowerPoint.
- Affordable VR headsets are on the way from HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, and ASUS.
- HoloLens will now work with Microsoft Edge, allowing users to 3D digital content to life.
- Gamers will be able to start streaming their gameplay with one click of a button.
- Custom Tournaments let gamers create their own eSports tournaments across PC and Xbox.
- My People makes it easier to message, share, and interact with family and friends.
Don’t Forget Us Oldies!
The Creators Update is primarily aimed at younger users under 30, who, Microsoft claims, value creativity more than previous generations. It’s clear to see 3D plays a critical role in Microsoft’s plans too, with most of the new features built around that central theme.
We won’t really know how these features perform, and how well they’re integrated into Windows 10 until the update arrives on our PCs, but all signs point towards a positive future for Windows 10 users. At the very least, Microsoft isn’t resting on its laurels here, as the Creators Update contains some true innovations. Microsoft, innovating. Wow.
Do you like the look of the Creators Update? Which features do you see yourself using? Is Microsoft right to put so much emphasis on 3D elements? Are you pleased to see Microsoft pushing the envelope with Windows 10? Please let us know in the comments below!