Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launches October 17

With the Fall Creators Update, we are introducing some fun, new ways to get creative. An image of the unredacted press release is available on WinAero.

Even though it has only been four days from the previous release, namely the build 16275, Microsoft launched yesterday the build 16278 and hopes that this decision will offer users a more enjoyable Windows experience. Smart Ink uses artificial intelligence to inking, allowing people to draw more flawless squares or turn boxes into a table. There's also a new Find my Pen feature, which basically just tells you the last place that you were when you used your pen.

The Photos app will also be able to deliver what Microsoft calls "remixed experiences". OneDrive Files On-Demand is the long-awaited replacement for the placeholders that were found in Windows 8.1 and removed in Windows 10. Starting November 7, users can play these games on the Xbox One X.

Improved Windows Defender - updated with "cloud intelligence", enabling new defenses against ransomware and exploits.

The update is not mandatory, but if you want to continue receiving security updates - a critical advantage of using Windows 10 - then you will want to upgrade.

One of the key features of the Fall Creators Update (FCU) is Windows Mixed Reality.

The Explorer features two-front mounted cameras for inside-out position tracking, meaning you won't need an external tracking camera like the Vive, Rift and PlayStation VR-the headset features a tracking space of up to 11.5 x 11.5 feet.

Microsoft hardware partners announced a whole range of new devices, and Microsoft choose to highlight some on the Windows blog.

Lenovo Miix 520 - 2-in-1 with an 8th generation Intel processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB PCIe SSD. As part of this effort, the first batch of Windows Mixed Reality headsets will be available on October 17.

Engadget is reporting that HP, Lenovo and Dell will each have their own VR headsets rolling out for the Mixed Reality platform, priced between $350 and $450. In early May 2017, Microsoft ended support for version 1507; the first version of Windows 10 released in July of 2015.

Now You: What's your take on the Fall Creators Update?Anything you like/dislike?