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Mark your calendars: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update lands on October 17th, Microsoft confirms

Mark your calendars: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update lands on October 17th, Microsoft confirms
An image of Project Neon, from Microsoft' Build event (image via MSPoweUser)
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Following all the leaks and rumors posted by others, Microsoft announced today at IFA that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will officially launch on October 17th. The said update is the fourth major addition to the OS, and it follows the Creators Update from earlier this year.

But what’s the catch? Well, the said update will give us our first taste of Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft’s own VR platform that’s powered by inexpensive VR headsets from some OEM partners like Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer and ASUS. Though if you don’t have a headset, you’ll also be able to check out some experiences in 2D with the Mixed Reality Viewer.

According to Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows and devices – the Fall Creators Update will also support eye-tracking, which makes it easier for those who can’t use their limbs to navigate the OS. Myerson said at an IFA keynote today.

Also, another one feature that we are looking forward to is the debut of the new Windows Fluent Design System, which aims to upgrade the look and feel of the OS and apps. Might be one of the best features that this update will bring.

An image of Project Neon, from Microsoft’ Build event (image via MSPoweUser)

But unfortunately, another anticipated one feature – the Timeline feature which Microsoft showed off at Build won’t be ready in time for the Fall Creators Update. Similar to Apple’s Handoff, it lets you continue your work across a wide variety of devices.

via Engadget, IFA 2017