Over at its Build 2017 developers conference in Seattle, Microsoft provided an overview of the new features of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. As you may know, Microsoft is now aiming to release two Windows 10 feature updates per year and the next update is scheduled for September. Here's a quick overview of what you can expect from the Fall Update, as well as a couple of videos to illustrate it:
Introducing a new design system for the next wave of creativity across Windows devices
Microsoft Fluent Design System will deliver intuitive, harmonious, responsive and inclusive cross-device experiences and interactions. For developers, Fluent Design is built to help users create more expressive and engaging apps that work across a wide range of device and input diversity.
Windows experiences move with you across Windows, iOS and Android
The Microsoft Graph is an intelligent fabric that helps connect dots between people, conversations, projects and content within the Microsoft Cloud — ensuring experiences flow seamlessly between Windows, iOS and Android devices. Key features helping to bring this to life include these:
Timeline visually displays what a user was doing previously, allowing users to easily hop back into files, apps and websites as if it was real time.
With Cortana, you can Pick Up Where You Left Off across Windows, iOS and Android devices.
Clipboard is a fast, easy way to copy and paste just about anything between connected devices by allowing copying from the desktop and pasting on a phone.
OneDrive Files on Demand allows access to all files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on a specific device.
Windows Story Remix: A new way to transform your photos and videos
Built on .NET and distributed through the Windows Store as a Universal Windows Application, Windows Story Remix uses AI and deep learning to organize and transform photos and videos into stories. It will use the Microsoft Graph to connect users across devices. Story Remix brings memories, photos and videos together to create stories with a soundtrack, theme and cinematic transitions. Users can also create mixed reality by adding 3-D objects to photos and videos to tell stories in a whole new way, or turn photos and videos into a canvas, drawing on them with Windows Ink.