At a presentation at IFA in Berlin, Microsoft officially announced the release date of its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: October 17. The update introduces several big changes, including Windows Mixed Reality, which aims to bring virtual reality to more consumers through a wide range of affordable hardware.
Microsoft said it has partnered with several of today’s biggest companies, such as Acer, ASUS, and Dell, to introduce new headsets that are as low as $299.
Among the other additions to the Fall Creators Update is an improved photos and video experience and OneDrive Files On-Demand, which will rely less on local storage. Windows 10’s Game Mode will also see some useful updates, allowing users to use the full processing power of their device as if it was an Xbox game console.
Additionally, the new People integration will go live, making it easy for users to pin their favorite contacts to the taskbar. It’s a handy new feature that will se notifications appear above a contact’s pin, providing easy shortcuts to things like Skype, e-mail, and even text messaging.
Unfortunately, some of the updates Microsoft promised in the Fall Creators Update, such as a Timeline feature, have been delayed until early next year. The Timeline feature will allow Windows 10 users to resume apps on other devices, including Android and iOS.
Once the Fall Creators Update is released next month, the company will then move on to next year’s update, which is expected to feature Timeline, a cloud clipboard, and more.