Microsoft has finally revealed when the Windows 10 Creators Update will launch
Microsoft has finally revealed the release date for the Windows 10 Creators Update.
The company's next big upgrade to Windows 10 comes packed full of improvements and upgrades as Microsoft looks to target users in creative industries such as design and animation.
But don’t worry, there’s a lot for everyday users to enjoy too, as Microsoft has ensured that its latest free upgrade will benefit everyone.
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Windows 10 Creators Update is the company’s biggest upgrade for several months, following the previous Anniversary Update, released last year.
The upgrade will bring a number of media-friendly additions to the software, including major improvements to 3D modelling, virtual reality support, and social media.
This includes an all-new Paint 3D app which makes it easier than ever to build and create 3D models and items.
Paint 3D offers a simple way to get in to 3D modelling, with a number of pre-set models alongside customised options, all of which can be shared online and even printed in to real-life.
The new Paint 3D app allows Windows 10 users to express their creativity in three dimensions
Working with Windows 10 receives a major upgrade thanks to tweaks in several Microsoft tools.
Cortana is able to remember all your progress thanks to the new “Pick up Where I Left Off” service, which notifies users of their most recent documents and Edge browser history.
Microsoft Edge also gets an upgrade, with better tab management that includes the option to preview web pages just by hovering over separate tabs.
The browser has also become Windows 10’s default e-reader, meaning you can read almost any e-book using the app, choosing your favourite font and text size, leave bookmarks, easily navigate using the table of contents or seek bar at the bottom of the browser, and use Cortana to help search for and define specific words.
Gamers will enjoy better experiences with Windows 10 Creators Update
Gaming capabilities also get a much-needed upgrade, with an all-new “Game Mode” allowing users to tweak their hardware to ensure they never see a drop in performance.
There’s also support for 4K gaming for the first time, with dedicated graphics tools and options in the Windows Settings Menu.
For those looking to show off, Microsoft is also introducing a new Beam function which allows to begin transmitting your gaming exploits online.
Microsoft says that Beam offers sub-second latency, far surpassing other services on the market today, making interacting with your favourite games more natural, and importantly, more fun.
Windows 10 Creators Update is Microsoft's next big upgrade to its software
Security also gets an overhaul in Windows 10 Creators Update as Microsoft looks to make it easy to stay safe whilst using your device.
The new Windows Defender Security Centre will ensure that users are protected by default, and provide a straightforward view at all the safety settings on your device.
Biometric security is also included via Windows Hello, which lets you unlock your device with a look.
Microsoft is also looking to make app security more thorough, with new settings allowing users to choose which apps can be installed – meaning an end to dodgy third-party apps.
Microsoft promises that Windows 10 Creators Update has something for everyone
However it also appears Windows 10 Creators Update will include more adverts than previous editions as Microsoft looks to make the most of its new product.
The release will also reportedly see the return of unstoppable automatic updates, as Microsoft is planning to allow updates to be pushed out even when a computer is using metered internet access.
This has raised concerns among users, as some could end up being charged for data they had never planned on using.
The exact timing of the release is set to be revealed soon, however sources recently claimed that Microsoft is aiming for a “staggered rollout” of Windows 10 Creators Update throughout April.
This means that not everyone will be able to download the update on the first day of availability.
For now, keep an eye on Microsoft’s Windows 10 Update Assistant, which will be your guide to downloading and installing the update.
The update is expected to be offered as a free download, much like past Windows 10 upgrades, but will most likely be several gigabytes in size.