Windows 10 Creators Update: Features Revealed So Far

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Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update was first unveiled last October in New York, along with several big announcements from Microsoft. The event eventually led to the announcement and release of the much acclaimed Microsoft Surface Studio.

In the event last October, Microsoft gave a vague announcement regarding the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update, but now we have a definite release date; April 2017.

According to MSPoweruser, the California tech giant is now finalizing the Creators Update this month, and will then proceed to iron out the bugs and other issues in February and March, just in time for an April release.

What new features will be included in the Windows 10 Creators Update? How will it integrate with existing Windows 10 devices, especially the new Microsoft Surface Studio and the Surface line of portable devices? Read on.

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New features for creative professionals, improved Cortana AI

New features that will be added in the big Windows 10 Creators Update this April are better trackpad gesture software, improved display drivers for video and photo professionals, a new Windows Holographic integration, and more.

Another expected change that will be added in the Windows 10 Creators Update is an improved Windows Action Center; Quick action options in the panel will be refreshed with new gestures and controls.

Users will also be able to use custom color options in the Windows taskbar, and can now tweak other UI elements in the operating system.

Cortana will be vastly improved in the Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft is reportedly developing their homegrown AI to compete with Siri, Alexa, and Google’s own Google Assitant.

The update will also give full Pen support for Microsoft Word, a much awaited feature by Microsoft fans. The feature is called Windows Ink, and was one of the highlight in the Microsoft October event last year.

Microsoft Edge will also receive a refresh thru the Windows 10 Creators Update, as well as Windows own Windows Defender; an essential app nowadays, what with the increased occurrences of hacking and unauthorized malware installations.

Windows Hologram

One of the most exciting feature of the Windows 10 Creators Update is their Windows Holographic integration for Windows 10 VR headsets. Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, and Lenovo are all reported to be planning to release their own version of VR headsets that will take full advantage of the Windows 10 Creators Update.

Stay tuned for more updates regarding Microsoft’s next big software release.

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