Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update: All you need to know

Microsoft today took the veils off Windows 10 Creators Update, signalling a flurry of changes to its popular operating system.

Windows 10 Creators Update will let users enjoy the world of virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D experiences.

While Windows 10 Creators Update won't be released to the general public until Spring of next year, Microsoft is releasing the new version to Windows Insiders to test it and to suggest changes before the final package is released for mass consumption. The new update, true to its name, will bring out the creator in you, letting you utilise Windows programmes like Paint, Word and PowerPoint to create 3D effects and to use them in a variety of ways.

In the new edition of Windows OS, the Paint app will undergo a major transformation, probably the first in many many years, and will be named as Paint 3D which gives us an idea of what it will be capable of. It will include a 3D Capture Tool using which you will be able to turn renders into 3D images and can insert them in an existing image to create anything you wish to. For example, you will be able to remove the background from an image of two people together and then place them on another image to show them in another location and add further effects to make the image look just like you want it to be.

The 3D capturing capability goes beyond the Paint 3D app. Windows 10 Creators Update will let you create holograms of real world objects by first taking 360-degree images of them on your smartphone and them beaming them on a surface to create a virtual replica. You will also be able to use Virtual Reality headsets to create holograms and 3D impressions of real world objects.

The best part about the new Windows edition, if 3D doesn't excite you as much, is that it lets you communicate much better with your near and dear ones. A new toolbar will function like a common platform for e-mails and texts so you will get notified on your Windows device as soon as your close friend or family member contacts you via e-mail or text. At the same time, you will be able to exchange Emojis and 3D art with your special friends directly on the desktop without opening any programmes.

According to Microsoft, Windows 10 OS has been adopted by over 400 million users in the last fifteen months. While this is truly a great sign for things to come, the new edition, thanks to its futuristic concept and supported by great devices like the Surface Studio PC, the new Surface Book i7 and those developed by a range of manufacturers, may attract a lot more users at the cost of rival platforms like ChromeOS or MacOS. However, Microsoft made no mention of Windows 10 Mobile, and apart from HP's Elite X3 phablet which made a brief appearance during the presentation, it seems Microsoft has finally taken its eye off the mobile platform for the foreseeable future.

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