Microsoft has been testing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for the past six months. And finally, the company decided that the time had come.
Creators Update went to users' computers. And with it, and Windows Mixed Reality (VR). Note that many of the improvements that came along with the update are rather insignificant, and some of the announced features will appear only in the future.
However, Fluent Design in general made a very positive impression on the experts. Let's take a look at some of the most exciting innovations in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
OneDrive is the head
The OneDrive Files utility will replace the familiar service that helps users store their files in the cloud. The update has a lot to do with how data is synchronized.
Now there is no need to unload entire folders or archives if it is not necessary. OneDrive Files On-Demand is the name of the feature that allows you to pull from the cloud storage only those files that the user is going to work with.
At the same time, third-party programs will also have access to OneDrive, of course, only if you authorize this access.
The latest system update slightly diversified the taskbar. Now you can pin icons of contacts of your friends and colleagues to the panel. This is convenient as it allows the user to quickly make a call or send a message via Skype.
But it's especially nice that it has become quite easy to throw a picture, text document or link to an attached contact. Just drag the file onto the icon.
Microsoft Augmented Reality
In anticipation of more and more exciting VR devices coming to market in the near future, Microsoft is offering Windows Mixed Reality as part of the Fall Creators Update.
To use Mixed Reality to its fullest, you will need additional Windows PC devices from well-known manufacturers such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo or Samsung, as well as a special application called Mixed Reality Portal. It is clear that only the most powerful machines will be capable of fully functioning Mixed Reality.
Fluent Destiny Design
Experts, as mentioned earlier, are very supportive of the new design solution, presented as Fluent Destiny for Windows 10. The latest update only partially implements Microsoft's idea, featuring new animations and effects.
However, the idea behind the Fluent Design System goes much deeper. The company clearly intends to completely remove all elements of Microsoft Metro, an interface design that at one time made a far-reaching impression on Windows users.
Today, when Windows Phone is no longer a priority for the company, Microsoft can feel much more free to choose a single shell for all devices. Most likely, the Fluent Destiny System will not only be part of the new operating system look, but will also appear in mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Speaking of apps, Microsoft Edge is now on Google Play. And the updated desktop program allows you to pin your favorite sites to the taskbar for quick access, use the F11 function key to view sites in the entire display of any monitor, and not only is it convenient to read materials in PDF and EPUB, but to take notes and even drawings in them.
Bookmarking has been significantly improved in Microsoft Edge. Of course, the browser is still far from Chrome and other "monsters", but the guys from Microsoft are confident that the company will soon be able to catch up and overtake its competitors. Moreover, the user who is going to switch from Chrome to Edge is even prompted to save cookies and settings. Humane, to be sure.
Gift for gamers
Good news for gamers. Microsoft has added a new option to the Task Manager to track GPU performance. The point where the memory allocation is indicated is especially important. Processes are grouped in the main menu of the manager, so it's easy to find them.
The Topic of Article: Some cool features of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.