Microsoft today has announced Windows 10 Creators Update, its features and release date. Windows 10 Creators Update is the next major release of Windows 10, and a successor to last major update, the Anniversary Update, which was released back in August this year.

Microsoft took the wraps off Creators Update during its event today in New York City. Those who are on the Windows Insider program, as well as developers, will be able to play with the new update and all it brings with it sooner than the release time frame set for public, however.

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Features

At the event Terry Myerson, executive vice president for Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group, covered what Microsoft sees as the three big components coming to Windows 10’s huge user base with Creators Update. The update, according to Myerson, features 3D and mixed reality, 4K gaming along with in-game broadcasting, and improved, more speedy ways to share and connect with friends and family.

HoloLens is obviously something Microsoft is showing to anyone who will pay attention right now, and today’s event was no different. The big theme appears to be that “3D is for everyone,” and Windows 10 will seek to build on that mantra with new additions such as Paint 3D and the like. Support for 3D headsets, improved gaming experiences and even Edge will support VR experiences.

Highlight features of Windows 10 Creators Update includes:

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  • All new Paint 3D app
  • 3D support in Edge, PowerPoint and other Microsoft apps
  • Ability to create your own emojis
  • Native VR support in Windows 10 (VR headsets for Windows 10 coming from OEM partners starting at $299)
  • 4K gaming
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Beam streaming for games
  • Ability to pin favorite people/contacts to Windows Taskbar

and more.

Release Date

Microsoft will release Windows 10 Creators Update for free to all existing Windows 10 users in Spring 2017.

We expect to learn more about Creator Update’s capabilities in the coming weeks. Interesting times are ahead for Windows 10 and Microsoft’s newfound love of updates!

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