Brace Yourselves, as the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is soon set to arrive on your PCs. At the ongoing IFA Trade Show in Berlin, VP of Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, Terry Meyerson, announced that the next big update for Windows 10 is slated for a release on October 17.
The update will bring a wide range of new features and improvements that should significantly improve the overall Windows 10 experience. For instance, the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for PCs will come with a new feature called ‘OneDrive Files in Demand’.
Users can use the feature to store some files in the cloud without having them synced with their local system. It’s appears to be a much-improved version of cloud-based syncing, doing away the need to download synced files anymore.
Another feature expected to arrive with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is called Power Throttling. With this feature, Windows 10 can direct the CPU to consume lesser resources, especially while performing background work, thereby saving power. Microsoft says this feature can reduce CPU usage by up to 11 percent even when your PC is performing intensive tasks.
But perhaps the biggest feature we’re really looking forward to with the upcoming Windows Update (codenamed Redstone 3) is Windows Mixed Reality. As the name suggests, this is Microsoft’s first stint at consumer VR technology. While still relatively new, big players in the PC industry like Dell, HP, Acer, as well as Lenovo are developing VR headsets to work with Windows Mixed Reality. And unlike high-end headsets like HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, these will be priced significantly lower. Also, they will work properly without accessories like IR sensors and extra cameras.
That being said, the upcoming Fall Creators Update will also bring the death of old school email app Outlook Express, as well as the end of the line for the Paint application. While users will still be able to use the Paint app, Microsoft has confirmed it will no longer be updated. Instead, many of its features will now be found in Paint 3D.