It has been known for a while now that Microsoft is going to release another major Windows 10 update later this year.
Myerson added that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will also look different, thanks to what Microsoft is calling a "Fluent Design System" that will create a common user interface across devices.
Microsoft will try to make Windows 10 more versatile with a wave of new features for creating memories, exploring virtual scenery and hopscotching from personal computers to mobile devices.
One of the new features included in the update is "Timeline" which will provide users with "a visual timeline that displays what you what you were doing [and] when", allowing users to quickly pick up on an existing project, Myerson said.
Expect some cracking new ways to work with iOS and Android, including being able to pick up with some apps on mobile devices exactly where you left off (Office?) and a cloud clipboard that can move stuff between the devices. Imagine logging off your PC and having the doc you were editing pop up on your phone. All your files, whether offline or online, will be viewable in Windows 10's File Explorer and will work just like every other file on your device. The app will automatically generate "stories" based on your photos and clips. The company says the feature, which will site within the Windows app switcher, is a way to "easily jump back in time to continue where you left off".
Microsoft will employ the activity data collected along the way to support Timeline, a feature for bringing up old application sessions. The app was submitted to the Windows Store as a Progressive Web App.
The Microsoft Fluent Design System will deliver a better cross-device experience, making jumping from platform to platform, or device to device, much easier. Gerbils can cast their glassy little eyes at the video above for a taste of Windows' new design language, which uses the previously-mentioned buzzwords as tools for guiding users' attention within applications. When you select a given file from the picker, it will automatically download and open in the app - like a local file would. We will be seeing Fluent apps in this update and developers are being asked to get on board.
On top of new graphical options, the Fall Creators Update will give developers the ability to extend core application features across devices.
Acer will also offer a retail bundle of their HMD along with the first ever set of Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers for $399 this holiday season and they will track your location in your space without the need for external cameras/trackers.
We were also told that HP ($329) and Acer ($299) will both open up pre-orders for their Mixed Reality HMDs through the Microsoft Store for developers in the USA and Canada.