The Fall Creator's update
The timeline feature in the Fall Creator's updateMicrosoft

Microsoft announced the next major Windows 10 update at its annual software conference Microsoft Build. Termed as Fall Creators Update, it aims to stylise user experience with not just native Windows tools but also cater to cross-platform systems like Android and iOS.

The update will be the second Creator's update, after the first major Windows 10 Creator's update was announced earlier in the year. Microsoft has promised rolling out one major update to the Windows 10 system every six months.

IBTimes UK tells you all the major highlights you need to know about the upcoming software upgrade:

  • Timeline: This feature as shown in the image above will improve the Task View area. Working like a feed it will make apps and work spaces that you were previously engaged with.
  • Pick up where you left off: Combined with the Timeline feature, this will let you resume sessions and apps on multiple devices just as you left them.
  • Universal web clipboard: Users can cut and copy content from a Windows session and paste it into Android or iOS app, using a Microsoft-powered keyboard.
  • Save your disk space: You can directly access your files from the cloud without using storage space on your device with OneDrive Files On-Demand.
  • Windows Story Remix: A new app that lets you edit photos and videos with 3D and mixed reality elements.
  • Fluent Design: Previously code named Project Neon the new design will be part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update where developers will create applications, that will bring game-like qualities to the user interface.
  • VR compatibility: The update will bring compatibility with Microsoft's new Windows Mixed Reality headset and motion controllers.

Those of you who want to try the new features can join the insider program and get early access to its test version. Microsoft is still in the process of completing the roll out of its firs Creator's update so the Fall Creator's update final version will not be available before September.