Windows 10 (1710) Falls Creators Update – What’s to expect

Microsoft has announced October 17 as the date Windows 10 Falls Creators Update will be officially released. Its preview builds are available for testers through Microsoft insiders program. In the preview builds Microsoft has finalized feature updates for the fall update and is now focused on ironing bugs before the final release. Windows 10 fall creator’s updates is expected to bring the following features:

OneDrive Files on Demand

One of the biggest OneDrive drawbacks has been using a lot of storage on one’s PC, the only option was to choose which files one could have on their local PC and which ones to leave on the cloud. The OneDrive Files on demand creates shortcuts of your files on your PC and are downloaded from the cloud when you try and open them – on demand, this essentially allows OneDrive to take minimum storage option on your local drive without sacrificing access to your cloud files.

Windows Ink

This is not new, but just like OneDrive it’s getting an upgrade too. With Windows 10 falls creators update, you can ink directly onto PDF’s, making it easier and faster to comment and share with others, improving on what you could do with pen and paper alone. It will also utilize AI to automatically make your imperfect squares more perfect, automatically turn boxes into tables without requiring extra labor for you using a feature called Smart Ink. Also, Windows 10 fall creators update will have a feature to automatically locate your pen after you have misplaced it.


Windows 10 gaming mode – introduced in Windows 10 creators update early this year – is also getting an upgrade. Windows 10 fall creators update will allow you to use the full device power just like in an XBOX console with a new button on the gaming bar. There are also several gaming titles already lined up for Xbox play anywhere that can take advantage of this new feature. These titles include: Cuphead, Forza Motorsport 7, Super Lucky’s Tale and Middle-earth: Shadow of


Microsoft is committed towards improving windows defender – the default windows 10 antivirus. As of Windows 10 fall creators update, Windows defenders is getting features to protect your data against ransomware and exploits by using behind the scene cloud intelligence.

Windows Mixed Reality

Windows 10 fall creators update will support AR/VR right out of the box using Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Not only are they affordable, retailing for about $300, they also do not require expensive setup for use. You can learn more about windows mixed reality here.

Those are some of the most notable features coming to Windows 10 creators update. Some of the features that were slated for the fall update have been postponed and will be included in the next windows 10 update code named Redstone 4. Redstone 4 is expected to be released sometime early next year going by the Microsoft announcement to expect two major versions in a calendar year.  The last update was released in April known as Windows 10 Creators Update.

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