Published: Sat, September 02, 2017
Sci-tech | By Javier West

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update lands October 17th, Microsoft confirms

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update lands October 17th, Microsoft confirms

At IFA, several manufacturers, including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo have detailed mixed reality headsets, which will go on sale at the same time the new version of Windows 10 is rolled out. With the Fall Creators Update we are introducing some fun, new ways to get creative. Microsoft confirmed the release date at IFA today, and pointed out two of the update's key new features: eye-tracking and Windows Mixed Reality.

Moving on, the next best thing that the Windows 10 Fall Creators update has to offer is the Timeline feature.

"Our mission at Microsoft is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more", said Windows Chief Terry Myerson. Windows Mixed Reality allows users to immerse themselves in virtual reality gaming, internet browsing, and even in apps like Microsoft Office.

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"We are working with an incredible set of partners to bring the most immersive experiences to the Windows Store", Klipman said. This will be flawless for those users who are planning on playing Xbox Play Anywhere games. Inputs will also change, with support for eye-tracking and the ability to more widely and more easily use digital pens.

Most enhancements will be to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) - Microsoft's threat detection and protection service that is part of Windows 10 Enterprise, and which will bundle together Defender Application Guard (WDAG), Windows Defender Device Guard, and Windows Defender Antivirus.

Global plans for Mixed Reality headsets have been pretty quiet so far, but at least there's a British price.

The update also comes with some improvements to Windows Ink, allowing you to mark up PDF files in the Edge browser.

Augmented reality overlays text, sounds, graphics and video on real-world images that users actually see in front of them, while virtual reality creates entirely computer-generated worlds.

The first batch of Windows Mixed Reality headsets will also ship on October 17, confirmed Myerson. It will be available worldwide October 17.

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