1. Microsoft to roll out Creators Update on April 11

Microsoft to roll out Creators Update on April 11

Microsoft has announced that the next major update to Windows 10 -- the Windows 10 Creators Update -- will begin rolling out to the 400 million monthly active devices worldwide on April 11.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 30, 2017 2:48 PM
The easiest and most effective way to get the Creators Update is through the Windows Insider programme. (Reuters)

Microsoft has announced that the next major update to Windows 10 — the Windows 10 Creators Update — will begin rolling out to the 400 million monthly active devices worldwide on April 11. The company will also launch Surface Book and Surface Studio devices in new markets soon. Surface Book and Surface Studio are available for pre-order in new markets, including Britain, Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The devices will be available for purchase on April 20.

The easiest and most effective way to get the Creators Update is through the Windows Insider programme.

The new capabilities coming with the Windows 10 Creators Update include faster Microsoft Edge browser, additional security and privacy protections, simpler game broadcasting with Beam, and 3D designing for everyone.

In Microsoft Edge, the Creators Update will deliver better tab management features designed specifically to address the chaos and clutter of the web and the fear of losing tabs.

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With these tab management features, a user can also preview visual thumbnails of all opened tabs at a glance, and set a group of tabs aside in an instant to get a fresh start, removing all distractions and providing a clean browser feel. The company has said that Microsoft Edge is safer and more secure than ever, providing protection from phishing and malicious software.

The Creators Update will bring more extensions to Microsoft Edge such as Ebates, Intel TrueKey, Read & Write, Ghostery, and RoboForm among others. Microsoft Edge is the only browser with Cortana built-in.

Now users can play Netflix movies and content in 4K Ultra HD resolution. Microsoft Edge is the only browser making this possible.

With Windows Ink in the Creators Update, users will now be able to do things like draw or write on your photos and videos with a variety of pens, create 3D objects from scratch on Paint 3D, and write or draw directly on a Microsoft Edge webpage.

Using your digital pen, you can also markup digital documents on Microsoft Word just like you do with a paper and a pen. The company also provided more power to Cortana making it easier for the users to complete their day-to-day task easily.

Microsoft also upped the security and privacy in the new update that let a user choose the experience with Windows.

In the Creators Update, Microsoft added Beam broadcasting technology making it easier for users to broadcast gameplay on Windows 10 and Xbox One. With Game Bar, a gamer can take screenshots and record gaming moments.

Game Mode is another new Windows 10 feature arriving with the Creators Update that optimises Windows 10 PC to provide a better, more consistent gaming experience. With 3D in Windows 10, a user can experience and create amazing things in a new dimension using an ecosystem of 3D apps built into your Windows 10 device.

The new Paint 3D app makes it easy to create or modify 3D objects. Easily change colour and texture, or turn 2D images into 3D objects. Then share on Remix3D or print in 3D. Microsoft also added improvements across a suite of built-in apps for music, maps and photos that work across Xbox and HoloLens.

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