Microsoft on Thursday detailed a big update coming to Windows 10 this fall, including a new design system known as Fluent. The Fall Creators Update will be available to the more than 500 million Windows 10 users
Microsoft says its Fluent Design system has been designed to deliver “intuitive, harmonious, responsive and inclusive cross-device experiences and interactions.” Users should see subtle changes, such as blur effects, across its apps on Windows 10, Android, and iOS. The company released a video showcasing Fluent Design’s biggest changes—with a primary focus on light, depth, motion, material, and scale.
Microsoft Graph will ensure “experiences flow seamlessly between Windows, iOS and Android devices.” Among the features, there’s Timeline, which makes it simple for users to see what they were doing previously, allowing them to hop back into files, apps and more. There’s also a Clipboard feature that will make it easy to copy and paste “just about anything” between connected devices; and OneDrive Files on Demand, making it easier to access files in the cloud without having to download them.
Windows Story Remix
Using Microsoft Graph to connect a user’s devices, Windows Story Remix uses AI to organize and edit photos and videos into stories. The feature essentially sounds like what’s offered by the assistant feature built into Google Photos.
Microsoft detailed some other develop-focused features that will arrive in the Fall Creators Update, which you can learn about in the source link below.
“We designed Windows 10 to empower the creator in all of us,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft. “We’re excited for our customers to take advantage of the new features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that will empower innovative experiences; a modern, unified design for cross-device experiences; and an easier path for developers to create for the future of computing.”
Microsoft didn’t announce a final release date for the upcoming update, so we’ll bring that to you once it’s revealed.