Like it or not, Windows 10 is here to stay. The latest version of Microsoft’s PC software is currently installed on over 400 million devices worldwide, and this looks set to grow even more in 2017.
The company is set to reveal a number of major upgrades for Windows 10 this year, including a huge new free upgrade possibly just a few weeks away, So what does 2017 hold in store for Windows 10? Here is everything we’re expecting to see very soon indeed.
Windows 10 Creators Update
Following the success of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, released a year after the initial launch, Microsoft announced details of the next major Windows 10 upgrade last October.
Windows 10 Creators Update will once again be a free upgrade, and should launch around April, reports have claimed. The update brings a large number of improvements and additions, especially for those workers in creative industries such as design and media.
A large part of Creators Update revolves around allowing users to implement 3D systems into their work. Along with several new 3D-specific apps, Microsoft revealed it is will also bringing support for 3D object manipulation to some of its most iconic preinstalled apps.
This includes PowerPoint, where users can now add in 3D models either of their own creation or from the online library straight into their slides. Animated 3D items can also now be included to give audiences a more in-depth look and detailed transitions, letting you zoom in on certain areas and mix 2D and 3D content.
Windows 10 Creators Update will also bring an all-new Paint 3D app. Promising “a completely redesigned app”, Microsoft says Paint 3D will be its most advanced offering to date, taking advantage of the Surface Pen to let users draw directly on to the screen for the first time.