WINDOWS 10 Creators update may have just been pushed-out but Microsoft appears to be getting ready to reveal another set of new features.
This latest version of Windows 10 brings a host of improvements to the popular operating system including major updates to virtual reality support and social media.
It also includes an all-new Paint 3D app which makes it easier than ever to build and create 3D models and items.
Paint 3D offers a simple way to get in to 3D modelling, with a number of pre-set models alongside customised options, all of which can be shared online and even printed in to real-life.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 has proven extremely popular with the US technology firm revealing that there are over 400 million active devices across the world.
This figure makes the software the fastest-adopted version of Windows ever.
Now it seems Microsoft wants its ever-growing number of users to know exactly when they will get the next update.
To do this Microsoft has just announced that it’s committing to a predictable twice-per-year feature release schedule.
This means updates will arrive on users’ PCs every March and September with Microsoft already confirming an update is coming in the Autumn 2017.
Each Windows 10 feature release will be serviced and supported for 18 months. This is consistent with Microsoft’s current Windows 10 approach, but adds further clarity and predictability to organisations by aligning with Office 365 ProPlus.
In addition, System Center Configuration Manager will support this new aligned update model for Office 365 ProPlus and Windows 10, making both easier to deploy and keep up to date.
Speaking about the new updates Microsoft said on in a blog: “We’re thrilled that Windows 10 continues to be the fastest-adopted version of Windows ever, with more than 400 million monthly active devices and ever growing adoption in the enterprise.
“Our customers tell us a big part of that is because Windows 10 is the most secure version of Windows ever released and they see greater economic impact of their investment.
“A key part of that economic impact is staying current with Windows 10 with feature and security updates.
“This approach has made large-scale, costly wipe-and-replace Windows deployments every few years a thing of the past.”
Along with the news of regular updates, Microsoft has just revealed why it believed users should switch to its Edge browser.
The latest head-to-head video pits the latest version of Edge, which is included as part of the new Windows 10 Creators Update, against Chrome and Firefox running on three identical Surface Book laptops.
According to Microsoft, Firefox managed to get seven hours of video-looping before it flatlined, Chrome passed the nine hour mark, and Microsoft Edge lasted for an impressive 12-and-a-half hours.
Using an open-source test called BrowserEfficiencyTest, which Microsoft built in-house, the company discovered that its own Edge web browser uses some 31 per cent less power than Google Chrome.