The Fall Creators Update, the next major update for Windows 10, is currently being polished and waiting for the day to be released. The update is also known as Redstone 3, build 16299, and the Release To Manufacturing (RTM) build, which means that from the day of its release, Microsoft will start a provision of cumulative updates and patched for it.
Although the Fall Creators Update has already reached the end of the development phase, there’s a couple of weeks more to wait until it reaches home users. The update is expected to launch on October 17, 2017, and will bring about a handful of improvements.
As usually, Windows Insiders in the Fast ring are the first ones to try new Windows updates, and the Fall Creators Update is not an exception. Yesterday, October 2, all Insiders in the Fast Ring get the chance to install the update. 16299.15 build for the Fall Creators Update is the last full build available for Insiders. This move means that Microsoft has fully finished the development of the update and will provide the patches via Windows Update service.
Despite the fact that the Fall Creators Update has been discussed widely for the last couple of month, less tech-involved Windows 10 users may still be unaware of what new features are up to come. Thus, we’ll try to introduce a couple of biggest changes that are awaited by the bulk of Windows 10 enthusiasts.
Windows Shell encompass all the major parts that people interact on a daily basis, including File Explorer, Taskbar, Start menu, and Action Center. The Fall Creators Update will bring about many improvements in here, for example:
- New context menu icons in Start;
- Start resizing available;
- New Action Center UI featuring Fluent Design;
- Added My People Hub icon in the taskbar;
- My People Hub allows access to all contacts and associated communication apps;
- Ability to enable Spatial Sound directly from the Volume icon context menu in the taskbar;
- File Explorer displays the files saved in the cloud via OneDrive with “On-Demand Sync,” etc.
Microsoft Edge, which is a default Windows 10 web browser, receives improvements in priority. The company puts all efforts to make its own web browser easy, fast, and stable. In a nutshell, in the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft Edge will show up more stable and feature better PDF and EPUB support. Besides, the saved favorites will be accessible, editable, and shared directly from the UI. These are just a few examples of the whole bunch of Edge’s improvements.
Mouse, keyboard, touch screen improvements
- Updated Touch Keyboard with Shape Writing;
- Added one-handed mode;
- Improved handwriting panel;
- Added page scrolling with a pen feature.
Changes in Setting
- Storage Sense automatically deletes files older than 30 days from the download folder;
- Storage Sense can now remove old previous Windows versions;
- Settings app features Remote Desktop section;
- Game Monitor option available on Settings app;
- Windows Update indicate the process of downloading and installing separately;
- Cortana section on Settings;
- Androind, iPhone, and Windows 10 PC linking control option;
These are just the few most prominent changes that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is going to introduce. In addition to the mentioned ones, you will definitely notice many changes regarding Cortana, Photos app, battery life, Mixed Reality, old bugs, sign-in options, and many more. If you want to read more about the Fall Creators Update features, click this links.