Skip Ahead Gets RS4 & The Fall Creators Update Gets A Release Date

Muriel Hammond
September 3, 2017

However, the release of the new update will also give tech fans their first glimpse of Microsoft's virtual reality (VR) platform, the Windows Mixed Reality headset. New updates to the Fall Creators Update bring in brand new features, like letting the user take web pages on mobile and send them to their Windows PC, unlike the existing feature which is limited to getting text messages on your PC.

OneDrive Files On-Demand brings back a new and improved version of the Placeholder feature that was introduced with Windows 8.1.

The Fall Creators Update also includes an improved Game Mode, and a new GPU resource tracker now resided in Task Manager. The update will also include the new Windows Fluent Design System, which will work to enhance the feel and look of apps and the operating system in general.

Designing Windows to make Microsoft cloud services available from competitors' devices and moving quickly in the nascent mixed-reality market were seen as shrewd moves by the company.

Unveiled at the IFA 2017 event in Berlin this week, Lenovo's Windows Mixed Reality headset follows hot on the heels of rival devices from Asus and Dell who were themselves following in the footsteps of Acer and HP. The firm is, of course, talking about its Story Remix feature, which it announced at its Build developer conference this year.

The Photos app will also be able to deliver what Microsoft calls "remixed experiences".

The important bit is that the company removed the release data that was mentioned in the original release to "when available".

Another thing that's going to be added on Windows 10 is the integration of OneDrive to the Photos App. According to media reports in the Microsoft website, the update would also have "Timeline" feature. There is a lot more than meets the eye coming to Windows 10, but the official announcement emphasized a couple of particularly interesting additions. Now with the Fall Creators Update, it is adding View 3D to allow users to view mixed reality creations on their screen, provided they have a camera. Lenovo's headset will have a $350 price tag.

Inking seems to be the buzz word of this update, as Windows Inking allows users to "ink" directly onto their PDF documents, as well as sharing their stories using videos, photos, 3D, and inking.

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