Windows 10 Creators Update Coming on April 11

Already for a long time it has been speculated about the final release date of the Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft now has announced April 11 as the official date for the Windows 10 release 1703. From then on, the third large Windows 10 update will be worldwide available for all regular Windows 10 users.

However, just like the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that was published last year, the deployment will happen gradually, occurring over a period of several weeks and updating in the first wave only devices that are members of the “Current Branch” distribution ring. Windows 10 mobile users must be patient; the Creators Update rollout for mobile phones will not begin before April 25. It is also still unclear when the new Windows 10 will be available for volume license customers and MSDN subscribers. At least on this issue, Microsoft signaled that more details would be announced on April 11.

In addition to many new features, such as a game mode, support for mixed-reality applications, and the new application 3D Paint, which are primarily focused on private consumers, especially business customers will benefit from features that will greatly improve security and management of the operating system. For example, the new Windows Security Center has been connected by the Intelligent Security Graph with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection and provides an overview of all security-relevant events on the system. As another part of the update, the Edge browser also has received some innovations. These include a revised management of browser tabs, the support of electronic books in PDF and EPUB formats, as well as a new "Payment Request API" that should simplify payment in online shops.

The Creators Update will probably not remain the last large update of Windows. For this fall, Microsoft has already announced another update with the code name "Redstone 3".

Sources: Microsoft, Microsoft, ZDNet

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