Windows 10 Creators Update arrives on April 11: what it is and what it changes

Windows 10 Creators Update will be officially released on April 11. With a post on the company's official blog, Microsoft communicates the release date of the new update of its latest operating system. Already in previous months the rumor of a release by April had circulated, but the exact date was not known.

For the Redmond company this is a very important step: about a year after the release of the Anniversary Update, Windows 10 integrates all the new features already shown during the presentation event last October. With Creators Update users will be able to take advantage of Beam, a new platform dedicated to video games where they can share games and show live streaming of their challenges, as it already happens on Twitch. In addition, Creators Update makes a decisive step forward towards mixed reality, the true test bed for the future of the Redmond-based company.

But that's not all: in fact, Microsoft has also improved its new Edge browser, making it faster and safer. For parents, on the other hand, new parental control settings have been introduced that offer the possibility to limit the use of a Windows 10 device or Xbox One console to their children. Here are all the new features of Windows 10 Creators Update.

Windows 10 Creators Update: release date and features

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The official release of the Windows 10 Creators Update will officially start on April 11, but it will not happen at the same time for all users. Microsoft will use the classic staggered technique: within a few weeks all users will receive the update and will be able to install it on their device.

How to download Windows 10 Creators Update

If you're wondering how to download Windows 10 Creators Update, the answer is very simple: you won't have to do anything. In fact, Creators Update will be downloaded automatically from Microsoft Update, the platform inside your computer that downloads all the updates of the programs developed by the Redmond company in total autonomy. Once the update arrives, the user will be able to decide how and when to install it. The update to Windows 10 Creators Update is free.

The novelties of Windows 10 Creators Update: Paint 3D

Limiting our creativity to just two dimensions can be a problem for anyone working in the digital world. That's why Microsoft has decided to focus its efforts on introducing in Windows 10 a new program dedicated exclusively to three-dimensional objects: Paint 3D. The historic program of the Redmond company changes its face and becomes a very useful software to work on three dimensions and give vent to all your creativity. In the next few years, the 3D printer sector will grow by 62%, becoming one of the pillars of the digital economy. And Microsoft doesn't want to be unprepared. Paint 3D is just the first step toward a different future. The new program from Redmond will be one of the applications in the new mixed reality viewers that Microsoft is developing with Asus, HP, Dell and Lenovo. Compared to the competition that has decided to invest in virtual reality, Microsoft wanted to make a different choice and focused on mixed reality. The first devices will be launched towards the end of 2017 at a price of 299 dollars and will present many new applications developed by the Redmond company specifically for the new headsets.

Gaming Platform: Beam

The video game sector will be increasingly important in the future of Microsoft. And the demonstration comes directly from Beam, the platform developed by the Redmond company that allows users to live stream their challenges. The goal is to tear Twitch the throne of the most used platform to talk to other gamers around the world. The platform will be integrated directly into the Xbox One and Windows 10 computers. Having a unique environment where you can chat with your friends, even if they use a different device, may be one of the strengths of Beam.

In addition, with Windows 10 Creators Update will also be launched the new "game mode", which will allow users to set in the best way their computer depending on the requirements of the video game. Another sign of Microsoft's interest in the gaming sector.

Microsoft Edge, even safer and faster

Other interesting news will also arrive regarding Microsoft Edge, the browser that replaced Internet Explorer. According to data provided directly by the Redmond company, Microsoft Edge will be faster than Google Chrome and at the same time protect users from malware attacks and phishing emails. On the notebook front, it will guarantee an hour and a half more battery consumption at the same time. In addition, some novelties have been introduced in the tab management that will allow you to work faster and will improve the viewing of video content.

Parental control strengthened

With Windows 10 Creators Update, parental control has been improved. Parents will be able to monitor their children's activity and decide how long to use the computer or Xbox One. The health of its users is always at the center of Microsoft's projects. And for this reason, a new "Night" mode has been developed that will let users not tire their eyes during nighttime computer use. The new feature is especially dedicated to night owls and those who use their smartphone at night.

At the side of users

In Microsoft's words, Windows 10 is the most secure operating system on the market and has been chosen by many companies to protect their employees from malware and ransomware attacks. With the update to Windows 10 Creators Update, the Redmond-based company has introduced a new tool to protect users from attacks: Windows Defender Security Center. In a single platform, you can control all the settings inherent in the antivirus, firewall and health of your device. In addition, the user will have much more control over everything related to the permissions required by the programs you install on your computer.

In addition to user security, Microsoft has also kept an eye on privacy. Users will be able to control various operating system settings at any time and choose what to share with others and what to keep for themselves.

Surface Book and Surface Studio available in new markets

Along with the announcement of the launch of the Windows 10 Creators Upgrade, Microsoft also announced the launch of the Surface Book and Surface Studio in new markets. Following its unveiling in October last year, The Surface Studio will be available to order in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, while the Surface Book will be available for purchase from April 20 in Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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