But one specific feature to be delivered with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be the long-promised OneDrive Files On-Demand. As the name suggests, it will be released this autumn. Still, the fact that Microsoft is bending over backwards to integrate so tightly with Android and iPhone just underscores Microsoft's failure to get its own Windows phone platforms off the ground.
Yesterday we learned from Satya Nadella, Microsoft's CEO, that Windows 10 is now in use by 500 million active monthly users and Terry Myerson added and confirmed today the numbers shared last week by Yusuf Mehdi that the OS is used by 300 million users each day for more than 3.5 hours.
First, Microsoft says, it'll include a Windows Story Remix, a new app that takes your photos and videos and automatically stitches them into stories, complete with a soundtrack and transitions. So far the Fluent Design System has focused a lot on animations, transparency and blur effects. Along that vein, a new feature called Story Remix will automatically identify the best photos and videos to help people create highlights of their experiences.
The name seems a little awkward-for our British readers, "fall" means "autumn"-and it positions the release as a continuation of the work done in the Creators Update". Dubbed as the Windows 10 Redstone 3, Microsoft has today announced that the next version of Windows 10 will continue focusing on creativity, giving it the title of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. As with other Windows 10 updates, this will be free for existing Windows 10 users.
Microsoft hasn't announced all the features that the update will contain, but we know some elements already.
The Microsoft and Windows 10 logos are seen on the company's booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 24, 2016.
With Timeline, you can jump back in time into files, apps and sites, using a visual timeline to help you navigate.
Does this Creators Update sound even more comprehensive than April's? "Imagine logging off your PC and having the doc you were editing pop up on your phone", Myerson asked, adding that Cortana will ask users if they want to pick up where they left off in the app, doc or website. Microsoft has also previously promised a scenario where Edge webpages would become instantly available on other devices.
On the one hand, that's all super useful. Uploading a file to OneDrive and then downloading it again can be an unnecessary hassle. Details are scarce, but given that Graph works with Office 365, there's a good chance users will be able to rewind not only Windows software but also its cloud services.
Cloud Clipboards, Timelines, and 'Files on Demand, ' Oh my!
As you would expect, if you are not connected to the Internet, files stored in OneDrive that are not downloaded locally will be unavailable. You can share an entire folder or file directly within the iMessage interface.
Windows Story Remix uses AI and deep learning to organize and transform photos and videos into stories. It is a next-generation board portal that leverages data from lines of business applications to provide a single source of truth for executives to steer the business in real time.