Microsoft announces Windows 10 Creators Update

Alex Kidman 27 October 2016

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The next update for Windows 10 will focus on unleashing your 3D creativity

At its launch event overnight, Microsoft announced the next major update for Windows 10, to be known as Windows 10 Creators Update. The emphasis, as the name suggests, is on content creation, with a strong focus on 3D content creation to tie into the company’s Hololens product, which it recently put on pre-order in Australia.

To enable 3D content creation, Microsoft also showed off a brand new and much higher-end version of its venerable Paint software with new features that allow you to easily create 3D objects with simple brushes, or by taking multiple photos of an object with your smartphone. Paint 3D was shown working with a Windows 10 Mobile device, and Microsoft has also launched a website, Remix3D.com, for community sharing of 3D objects. It also demonstrated a range of VR headsets to be developed by OEM partners such as Dell, HP and Lenovo. 3D imaging updates will also come to Microsoft's Office apps, allowing you to drop 3D images into the documents, presentations and spreadsheets that you create with Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

When will Windows 10 Creators Update be available?

Windows 10 Creators Update, including the new Paint 3D app won’t be released fully until next year, although early builds are available through the Windows Insider program if you’re especially keen. That grants you access to beta versions of Windows software, but, as with all beta software, there’s a measure of instability you may have to deal with, so it’s not recommended for any computer you need to work reliably every day.

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