The Windows 10 Creators Update has been out for a little less than a month now. For some, you might have already received it and for others, you will be receiving the update in the not so distant future so here is what you need to know.
The Creators Update (CU) has a focus on security. Microsoft has integrated a high-level privacy dashboard that makes it easier to manage your security and privacy preference. Additionally, the CU has some other interesting new things integrated into it. For example, it comes with as new 'Paint 3D' app (which is an exciting feature for many), it comes with native video game streaming, a Game Mode aimed at improving gaming performance and Edge support of for eBooks and 4K streaming for those Netflix lovers.
Microsoft is also making some changes to the way we get our updates. For awhile now, many users have been upset by the way in which Microsoft has forced Windows Updates on us. Often, interrupting important work or causing problems. Becuase of that, they have introduced new features to make Windows Updates more tolerable. For Windows 10 Pro, EDU and ENT, they have included the ability to defer Windows Updates for up to 35 days. Yes, they are still requiring us to get the updates, but they are at least giving us the ability to install at a more appropriate and convenient time. You will also be able to add new definitions of when you want updates to install and when you don't. So if you work between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday, you can make sure the updates to occur during that time.
They have included a feature called Dynamic Lock, which uses your computer's camera to automatically unlock your computer as your sit at it. It also uses your phone's Bluetooth to lock your computer when you walk away from it.
Additionally, they have made updated to Windows VR, Cortana, the Start Menu, Display Settings, Theme Support and Windows Defender.
All said, the CU is packed with lots of great features and by all accounts, this is just the beginning. With another large update to happen later on this year, we can expect even greater changes in the future. The great thing about this model of delivering updates is, we don't need to purchase a new OS every time there are significant changes that we want. Providing you already own Windows 10 these great updates will come to you free of charge. And despite the fact that some of the change are missing the Microsoft said would be included, I take comfort in the fact they likely weren't included because they simply were not ready and I fully expect to see them in the coming updates.