Windows 10 Creators Update To Launch On April 11th
Microsoft has confirmed in a blog post that the Windows 10 Creators Update (known as 1703) will arrive on April 11. Microsoft will likely roll out the Creators Update gradually over a few months. The timeline in which your PC will receive the update depends on the device type. Windows Insider users have been testing the Creators Update over the last few months, which has helped Microsoft work some of the potential kinks.
What Is New In The Creators Update?
The Creators Update has a few new major features included in the upgrade. There is a new Paint 3D app, which makes it much easier to create 3D objects. The Creators Update also has built-in game broadcasting for Windows 10 and the Xbox One via Beam. Soon Acer, ASUS , Dell, HP and Lenovo will ship Windows Mixed Reality-enabled headsets with the Creators Update. In the Creators Update, the Microsoft Edge browser will have advanced tab management and support for e-books in the Windows Store.
There are also a few subtle features Microsoft is adding in the Creators Update that is inspired by user feedback. The Creators Update will have a “night light” feature, which reduces the blue light emitted by the screen to help you sleep better. The update will have a mini view that allows you to keep a small window on top of what you are doing so that you can watch shows or hold Skype conversations while you work on Office documents. The Creators Update has a “screen time limits” feature so parents can manage how much time kids are spending playing games. And there will be a new “remote lock” feature that automatically locks your PC or tablet when you step away from it by pairing with your smartphone.
There will be additional options for managing Windows updates. For example, users will be able to schedule when to install an update. And “active hours” can be set for when a reboot should not take place.
The Creators Update will be a free upgrade for devices that are running on Windows 10 already. And Microsoft will also sell Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education versions of the Creators Update for PCs and tablets.
In the Windows Creators Update announcement, Microsoft also revealed an expansion of availability for the Surface Book with Performance base, the Surface Studio and the Surface Dial. “