Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10

Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10

That's right: We now have an official name for Microsoft's next big feature update to Windows 10 - previously known under its codename, Redstone 3.

The "Fall Creators Update" follows the Windows 10 "Creators Update" which was recently released.

And while we'll have to wait a while to get our hands on this Fall Creators Update - the name gives you a general idea of when Microsoft thinks it'll officially drop - it looks to be kind of a doozy. Terry Myerson, Microsoft's executive vice president of the Windows and devices group, revealed the update during Day Two of Microsoft's Build developer conference on Thursday. A new update for Microsoft's operating system will keep multiple devices on the same page, so a project started on your Surface laptop at work can be finished on your iPhone in line at Starbucks. A Timeline display will show you what you were last working on, and you can jump into those files, apps, or websites, when you move to another device.

Belfiore also discussed Windows Timeline, which he said will be the "easiest way to get back to whetever you were working on". Imagine logging off your PC and having the doc you were editing pop up on your phone. The focus point of the new update is sharing content across devices, whether that is a Windows, iOS or Android device.

More news: James scores 35, Cavs take 3-0 lead with 115-94 victory

Microsoft will also make a Story Remix app for devices running Apple's iOS and Google's Android to help people share images from their children's soccer games and other events.

Files On-Demand also allows you to open online files from within desktop and Windows Store apps using the Windows file picker.

In addition, SAP will be bringing their Digital Boardroom app to the Windows Store as a progressive web app. Story Remix takes your media - photos and video from your smartphone, for example - and turns them into "instant video stories". This is the latest refinement to Microsoft's UI style that started as "Metro" in the Windows Phone 7 era. When you select a given file from the picker, it will automatically download and open in the app - like a local file would. "For developers, Fluent Design is built to help you create more expressive and engaging apps that work across a wide range of device and input diversity". Due to wide interest from the community, developers in the US and Canada can pre-order an Acer ($299 USD) or HP ($329 USD) Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition starting today from the Microsoft Store for delivery later this summer.

There's no word on when, exactly, the Fall Creators Update will be available. Microsoft also announced its own set of motion controllers that works with the sensors built-in and within the headset, so you don't need to install cameras around your room like in HTC Vive.

Related Articles

  • Trump calls for 'good shutdown' to fix mess in Senate

    Trump calls for 'good shutdown' to fix mess in Senate

    The Senate has passed the $1 trillion spending bill that would keep the government running until September, with a vote of 79-18. Their defections dealt a major blow as House GOP leaders hunt for votes to salvage their top legislative priority.

    Trump poised to nominate slate of federal-court judges

    Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras for a seat on the Eighth Circuit in St. Dabney Friedrich, a former member of the US Sentencing Commission, for the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
    Harman's birdie denies Johnson his 4th straight win

    Harman's birdie denies Johnson his 4th straight win

    Jon Rahm finished fourth at 8-under and Smylie Kaufman, Kevin Tway and Byeong Hun An all tied for fifth place at 7-under. Daly bogeyed the final three holes for a three-under 69 and a one-stroke victory over Kenny Perry and Tommy Armour III.
  • What does Trump's order to review national monuments mean?

    What does Trump's order to review national monuments mean?

    The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in southern Utah is also up for review. However, a president does not now have the right to abolish a monument.

    Theo Hernandez reportedly completes medical with Real Madrid

    Theo has also attracted interest from Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and French side Marseille. Theo Hernandez has seen plenty of attention from the media in recent weeks, after enjoying a breakthrough season at Alaves.
    Former EPL champion Blackburn plunges into 3rd tier

    Former EPL champion Blackburn plunges into 3rd tier

    Rovers fans rode a whirl of emotions, lurching from optimism to joy, then to fear and, finally, sorrow and rage. Forest were in the bottom three at one point on the final day with Blackburn Rovers going 2-0 up at Brentford.
  • Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board

    Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board

    Richardson says he and the other board members were expecting to serve another term - as their predecessors had. Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the U.S.
    China April exports rise 8.0 pct, missing forecasts

    China April exports rise 8.0 pct, missing forecasts

    The country's trade surplus widened to 262.3 billion yuan ($38.0 billion) in April from 164.34 billion yuan in March. Foreign trade is expected to face a better environment in 2017 compared with the past two years, it said.

    North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt

    USA and South Korean agents are plotting to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, state media report , according to BBC News. The 1,800-word report did not specify when the alleged assassination plot was stopped.
  • Harden, Rockets rout Spurs 125-104 to tie series

    Do they still have a chance against the Rockets? In Game 4 the Rockets lost veteran big man Nene to a muscle tear in his thigh. Addressing potential adjustments and changes for the San Antonio Spurs in their upcoming Game 5 against the Houston Rockets.
    Facts about mental health

    Facts about mental health

    This May, the Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board is raising awareness of these risky behaviors. Life is a series of choices, and our lives are often defined by those we make - and others that are made for us.
    Trackers in weapons, biometrics in smart guns soon: Rajnath's anti-Naxal plan

    Trackers in weapons, biometrics in smart guns soon: Rajnath's anti-Naxal plan

    Among the absentees are West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Telangana's KC Rao and Andhra Pradesh's N Chandrababu Naidu. The chief ministers of Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand were in attendance.