Microsoft has just announced the official launch date of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: October 17th, 2017. The new version is a continuation of the spring Creators Update release. Hero features in version 1709 include Mixed Reality, allowing users to participate in immersive 3D experiences using head sets, and Story Remix, a new, fun way, to edit videos and add 3D effects.
Users will also see improvements to areas such as inking, which lets you annotate PDFs and create smart objects. OneDrive gets a major update, too, with the return of Files On-Demand, so you can efficiently manage your local storage.
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Version 1709 Coming Oct. 17
There are a number of new features to look forward to in the Fall Creators Update. Game Mode, first introduced in version 1703, has been updated with a new button that takes full advantage of your PC’s processing power. Windows Defender keeps getting better too, with cloud intelligence built in, constantly monitoring your system against potential attacks and exploits.
Here is what Terry Myerson – Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group had to say at the IFA Consumer Electronics Tradeshow in Berlin, Germany:
The next update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, will be available worldwide October 17. With the Fall Creators Update we are introducing some fun, new ways to get creative. As part of the update we will deliver an evolution to the photos experience that will let you tell your story like never before using photos, videos, and 3D effects; enhancements in gaming, security, accessibility, and immersive new experiences made possible by Windows Mixed Reality. All of this innovation will be brought to life by a range of beautifully designed, and feature rich modern devices available from our hardware partners this holiday. Source
The Fall Creators Update will be released through regular channels such as Windows Update, Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant, Start Fresh and ISO files from the Software Download page. As with all feature updates, it does not guarantee the new version will work with your system. Before you upgrade, make sure you follow our 12-step guide which contains many tips to get your system prepped.
Microsoft recently confirmed, systems with Intel Clover Trail processors, will not support versions 1703 and later; but the Anniversary Update will continue to be supported for such systems until January 2023. Coincidentally, version 1703 will be launched on the same day Microsoft retires version 1511. Users running the November Update will need to move up to at least 1607 to continue receiving support. Microsoft recently defined support for feature updates as 18 months from release.
So, are you excited, fatigued or jaded about the new version? I’m interested in hearing your thoughts; drop a line in the comments.