Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shared details of the next major Windows update, dubbed the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, at the Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle on Thursday. The Fall Creators Update includes impressive features including a new design system, new tools for developers, iTunes app for the Windows Store and the world’s first Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers.
Microsoft said that Windows 10 is currently powering more than 500 million devices. “We designed Windows 10 to empower the creator in all of us,” Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows and Devices Group, said, adding that this Creators Update “will empower innovative experiences.”
The Fall Updates includes Fluent Design System for building user interfaces across devices. It will give developers access to a single design language that works across devices.
The Update comes with Microsoft Graph, “an intelligent fabric that helps connect dots between people, conversations, projects and content within the Microsoft Cloud — ensuring experiences flow seamlessly between Windows, iOS and Android devices.”
Windows Story Remix appears to be a genuine replacement to Movie Maker. This new cool app uses artificial intelligence and deep learning “to organize and transform photos and videos into stories,” the company said. Users will be able to create stories with a soundtrack, theme and cinematic transitions.
Additionally, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced that iTunes is coming to the Windows Store by the end of this year. The company said that Windows users will be able to fully enjoy iTunes, including Apple Music and the iTunes Store, as well as support for iPhone and other Apple devices on any computer running Windows 10 or Windows 10 S.
Moreover, the software giant announced new tools for Windows developers. The company said that it is “inspired to make Windows and Visual Studio the best home for all developers — not only for applications on Windows but app experiences that span across all platforms and all devices.”
Furthermore, Microsoft introduced the first Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers with no markers required. The motion controllers offer responsive tracking of movement in your field of view using the sensors in a Windows Mixed Reality headset, the company said, adding that there is no need to install hardware on the walls around you.
According to the Redmond-based tech giant, its partners will start selling motion controllers this holiday.
The Fall Creators Update will be available later this year.
Meanwhile, shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were trading down 0.49% on Friday. The stock is up over 9% so far this year.