Microsoft unveiled a slick new design sensibility for Windows 10

Posted May 12, 2017

Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on day 2 of the Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle.

The name seems a little awkward-for our British readers, "fall" means "autumn"-and it positions the release as a continuation of the work done in the Creators Update". It's a spiritual successor to the Metro interface from Windows 8 that aims to make the operating system more responsive on the growing variety of devices employed by users. You can watch the presentation video below that highlights the new features. 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.

One, using Microsoft's Cortana, will synchronize applications between a Windows PC and a smartphone using Apple's iOS or Google's Android, allowing you to pick up editing a document where you left off on the other device.

Notable bugs include the persistent issue with Surface Pro 3 devices failing to update if an SD card is inserted; the inability to log in to Facebook, Instagram, or Messenger via their respective apps; and the Windows Defender Application Guard failing to work on touch-enabled PCs.

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While the ability to automatically select, trim and create videos and incorporate them into themes with editable storyboards isn't new, nor is the ability to change music or sync to beats.

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As you would expect, if you are not connected to the Internet, files stored in OneDrive that are not downloaded locally will be unavailable. Microsoft also announced it is working with SUSE Linux and Fedora Linux running on the Windows Subsystem for Linux to bring them to the Windows Store. ISOs were offered for the PC build, which are actually the first images of a Fall Creators Update preview. "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". Microsoft stated that developers in the USA 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.

Microsoft also plans to introduce a new mixed reality headset and motion controller in time for the holiday season.