Microsoft To Launch Windows 10 Creators Update

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During the Microsoft announcements earlier today Microsoft talked about a new large update for Windows 10, previously known as Redstone 2, now called the Windows 10 Creators Update.

Windows 10 Creators Update is due to be reelased in spring 2017 and places a focus on 3D and gaming as well as some other things. Funny to observe was that with the update several apps can now be used to design 3D objects. As previously known, Paint will support the creation of 3D objects. Today Microsoft revealed it will also be possible to print the designs with a 3D printer reports

With your smartphone  you'll be able to capture 3D objects by moving the smartphone over and around object you like to capture. That will info be used to create and render the 3D object. You'll need a Windows 10 compatible smartphone, of course.

Paint will be totally revamped and renamed to Paint 3D. The software makes it possible for users to import photos and through its ‘Magic Select’ feature they can completely remove a person from the photo. Microsoft also revealed a community where users can share 3D objects called Remix 3D. Through the community it’s possible to print 3D objects through an online 3D print service. Paint 3D also support files from the Google’s popular online 3D community Sketchup. The community is already online but can only be accessed by users from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand

Also Powerpoint gets support for 3D, it becomes possible to add 3D objects from the Remix 3D community or 3D objects made with Paint 3D. Also 3D animations can be added to presentations. Microsoft’s augmented reality device HoloLens can also be used to retrieve 3D objects from the community. By selecting objects in HoloLens it’s possible to place them in the room where you are. A new feature in HoloLens is called HoloTour. This allows users to ‘teleport’ themselves to any place in the world. The feature requires a 360 movie of the location.

The Creators Update also adds several features targeted at gamers. A feature Microsoft calls ‘Beam’  allows gamers to stream their gameplay to others  The streaming feature is native to Windows 10 and works with all games that support streaming technology.

The Xbox console will get support Dolby Atmos with the Creators Update and Xbox Live will get an Arena feature that allows users to setup tournaments.

With the Creators Update, Microsoft tries to make it easier to connect to contacts in the addressbook. E.g. it will be possible to drag a picture of a person to a mail application which will then recognize that person and add it as a the recipient. From the desktop it will also be possible to share other files like photos with others. Microsoft also announced it will add a special ‘Share Charm to Windows 10 that resides in the bottom-right of the taskbar.

The company will also bundle all communication possibilities it offers in Windows 10. Through a special hub all communication between you and other persons can be viewed in a single app. SMS messages, mails and Skype messenger are all bundled together based on the name of the contact. This should make it easier to find messages and conversations.

Microsoft To Launch Windows 10 Creators Update

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