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Microsoft begins showing off new features for Windows 10 Creators Update 2

19 May 2017

Named Build1703, the update is an attempt to provide steady and useful updates with the Microsoft OS.

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For starters, the next Creators Update is coming during the Autumn and will feature the new "Fluent Design System", previously known as Project Neon.

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The tools are the latest sign of Microsoft's aim to try to reach users regardless of what other operating systems they use, a far cry from a few years ago when the company at this same conference was advertising Windows 10 as the operating system that unified smartphone and laptop and made other operating systems unnecessary.

You can read Microsoft entire What's in Windows 10 Version 1703 for IT Pros over on Docs.com but since updating Windows is a big discussion in the news right now because of the recent mass malware infection that has flown around the globe to more than 150 countries, reading up on details around those updates for Windows 10 is important knowledge. For developers, Fluent Design is built to help people create more expressive and engaging apps that work across a wide range of device and input diversity.

Windows 10 Timeline is one of the more interesting features included in the Creators update.

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Another feature expands the realm of the virtual clipboard, enabling a copy and paste function from Windows to other operating systems and back again. With this compatibility, users will be at ease to use the apps on both platforms.

The software giant is already showcasing the key features of its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, with some surprise developments, even though the last Creators Update is still making its way to PCs and devices around the world. While numerous new features and plans announced were applicable mostly to developers, consumers weren't left out in the cold.

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Microsoft begins showing off new features for Windows 10 Creators Update 2