Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) will be available worldwide on October 17th 2017.
This marks the fourth major update to Windows 10, and it brings with it a whole host of features to ensure that anyone can express their creativity.
For starters, Windows Inking is better than ever, allowing you to annotate PDFs to make sharing comments easier. Smart Ink also uses AI to automatically create shapes and tables based on your doodles, and an all new Windows Find my Pen feature lets you track down your Pen if it’s fallen down the side of the couch.
Other new features in the update include a revamped Photos app which can deliver remixed experiences for telling your stories with photos, videos, music, 3D and inking, while OneDrive Files On-Demand allows you to access cloud files like any other file on your PC, without eating into your local storage space.
Gaming also makes up a large part of the update thanks to Game Mode, which allows your games to use the full processing power of your device as if it were an Xbox console, at the click of a button on the new Game bar.
Security, which is now more important than ever, also gets a boost in the form of an updated Windows Defender, powered by cloud intelligence that provides new defences against ransomware and exploits.
Accessibility has also been updated, with an incredible new Eye Control feature which uses eye-tracking technology that lets you type and use a mouse using nothing but your eyes.
This update is known as Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) codenamed “Redstone 3”, it is the fourth major update to Windows 10 and the third of the four major updates planned under the Redstone codenames.
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