Windows 10 Creators Update coming early 2017


    Windows 10 continues to be updated by Microsoft and with the anniversary update of this year behind us, now we look to the future and this morning we got details. The next major update to Windows is called Windows 10 Creators Update.

    It looks like Skype may finally be getting OS integration to deliver a much needed messaging system to compete with iMessage from Apple. While fast ring Windows Insiders will be familiar with the Messaging app, this is still only compatible with very select phones, so is not a serious mobile to desktop messaging platform.

    For this to work, Microsoft need to allow all phones to be connected to Windows 10 and for users to forget about the actual app that’s used or the number to message, just simply message or contact a person. The People app is a great backbone to build from, but with people bringing contact lists from Skype, Android and even iOS, the smarts will come from intelligently and seamlessly combining these.


    The Windows 10 Creators update will also introduce new VR solutions from 3rd party vendors. While Microsoft’s own HoloLens is now available for developers and business, it looks like the consumer AR/VR solutions will not come from Microsoft.

    There’s lots more to like about the upcoming update to Windows 10 and while no firm date was announced, we do have a delivery time frame. You can expect the Creators Update to land around March next year.

    More information at Microsoft.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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