List of new features in Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft has taken the technology world by storm by showcasing its next magnificent line of products which includes Surface Studio, Surface Book with performance base and i7 processor and the handy little magical Surface Dial. Along with it, we also got to know about the next big Windows 10 update – Windows 10 Creators Update.

Windows 10 Creators Update features

Scheduled to launch in early 2017, the update is expected to house many features that will boost the productivity from a creator viewpoint. Below are the features which will be a part of the next big Windows 10 update:

Paint 3D

Easy-to-use and elementary, the Paint app that we’ve been using in Windows has now been reimagined with a UWP skin and updated with new features. You can now draw and give shape to objects in 3D and create cool 3D graphics by using the new tools. The Paint 3D app is currently available in Windows Store as a preview, but you’d require Build 14800 or higher in order to get a hands-on experience.

Windows 10 Creators Update features


Microsoft is bringing this new feature called MyPeople which makes it even more easy for you to connect to your close friends. Native to the taskbar, you can connect to people over Skype, GroupMe and Office while easily collaborating and switching between apps. It is going to be a welcome change with its pretty neat interactive features such as flashing expressive emojis right on your desktop.

List of new features in Windows 10 Creators Update

Action Center Improvements

One of the beauties of Windows-as-a-Service is that you get to see the evolved and improved version of the basic core components with each major update. In Windows 10 Creators Update, the Action Center is going to be revamped once again with more accessibility options.

List of new features in Windows 10 Creators Update

Keeping in mind that this update is especially for creators, you’ll get to adjust the brightness and other control directly from Action Center, improved set of Quick Action icons and a fairly improved UI. Pretty neat, this one!

Personalization Improvements

Microsoft is adding a lot more color options for donning a custom UI element accent color. Now you’ll be able to select any color with help of a color picker and get the preview of how it would look like right before putting on the skin. Apart from this pleasant change, Microsoft is also expected to add Blue Light option which can change the screen color and brightness depending on the time of the day.

List of new features in Windows 10 Creators Update

Themes for sale

Windows 10 Store will now offer you Themes for sale. You will be able to buy themes for your Windows 10 device, just as you would buy any Windows Store app.

List of new features in Windows 10 Creators Update

Groove Music Maker

This update is majorly such buffet that has a lot for those who loves to create. With Creators Update, Microsoft is supposedly rolling out a separate Music Maker app using which you can easily create your own music. Although it was not announced officially during the event but this change is going to be favorable for the music creators.

List of new features in Windows 10 Creators Update

Mail App Improvements

Things are improving for the Mail and Calendar app as well with Creators Update. We’re going to witness some cool changes in Mail app including the ability to open emails in a new window, replying to an email with help of quick actions and mentioning a person using @ symbol etc. Also, it is reported that mail notifications are improved to allow any user to access the defined quick access for left/right swipe actions, right from the notification card.

List of new features in Windows 10 Creators Update

Revamped Windows Defender

Windows Defender is going to get a design makeover in Creators Update. Putting on the Windows 10 UWP type skin, Defender looks pretty clean in this new UI. However, there has not been any official word on the new features that it could include but a refreshing UI is always a welcome change.

List of new features in Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft Edge Improvements

Edge is also getting a line of new features with this update. With this mixed reality built right into Windows 10, Creators will be able to pull off the 3D objects directly from a web page in Edge. Tab browsing is also going to get enhanced with the ability to set aside the tabs for visiting them later and restoring the tabs from the last browsing session.

List of new features in Windows 10 Creators Update

Other Significant Features

Some of the other features that are expected are:

  • Working Sets – Better project management for teams and groups with working sets. Helps create a central hub for images, videos, documents and files.
  • OneClip – A shortcut tool to allow easy sharing of data between Windows 10 devices and Office 365 software.
  • OneDrive Placeholders – Making a comeback, this tool helps you access all files saved on OneDrive, even if they aren’t stored locally on the network.
  • Blue Light feature that will adjust your screen’s brightness according to your environment.
  • Improvements to Continuum and extended support to Windows 10 Mobile devices.
  • Support for Bluetooth GATT.
  • Bulk updates via USB mode.

Apart from the above major game-changers, Creators Update is supposed to house much more cool features and improvements. Windows Insiders are going to get an early taste of these features as the new builds get rolled out to those who are enrolled in Fast Ring for updates.

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Stay tuned with us and we shall keep you updated with the changes that are going to be a part of Windows 10 Creators Update.

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  1. Rob

    This is all very nice but I wish Microsoft would concentrate on stabilizing Windows 10 instead of adding more fluff to it.

  2. Thinkaboutit

    All of this futuristic focus on 3D, mixed reality, new sharing capabilities, and improving gaming — making all users “creators” — looks like a lot of fun, but I’m more interested in the here and now and the “immediate” future. For instance, will this new “Creators Update” fix the problems I’m still having with the last “Anniversary Update” and other things broken by the monthly Cumulative Updates?

  3. Darshan

    I dont think that would be a problem.. With each big flight, Microsoft makes sure to include fixes to address the issues reported to them through Feedback app. So along with the impressive new features, you’ll also be getting thousands of fixes.

  4. Thinkaboutit

    Darshan, yea, right!

    Like, when one of my laptops would only boot to a blank screen after the “Anniversary Update”. The only fix that would work? A bare-metal reinstall of Windows 10; also, because of Microsoft’s only God knows why decision to just rename my user folder from my first name to the first five letters of my Microsoft Account’s e-mail address, after the “Anniversary Update” I was locked out of my desktop computer. Upon trying to log in, I got the message that my password was changed by “another device”, and to please log in with my new password at least once and I could reset my Pin Code. What? A new password? On only one computer when I log into ALL my computers with the same Microsoft Account? Impossible! The only fix that would work? A bare-metal reinstall of Windows 10; also, on another family member’s laptop after the “Anniversary Update” I could only log in to the computer using an old password from an account that didn’t even exist anymore (it’s a long story). The only fix? Create a new Local Account, delete the Microsoft Account, and then make the Local Account the New Microsoft Account; all my other computers somehow escaped unharmed as far as logging in, but with a new User folder name, all of my many playlists in MusicBee were hosed on all of my computers, as well as all of my GoodSync Jobs for all of my computers. Of course, I was on the Microsoft Community with all these issues as well, but nothing anyone came up with fixed these problems, either.

    And it’s not just me, believe me. This same sort of stuff is happening to millions of other users, too. Every month. Do the folks responsible for forcing the “Windows As A Service” and monthly Cumulative Updates that ALWAYS break things upon us even care that all this stuff takes days, even weeks, even months, out of our lives to get everything back into “halfway” working order on our computers?

    I could go on, and on, and on, and on recounting other issues … but I won’t. I’ll just add that I’m not looking forward to the new “Creators Update”, with it’s focus on 3D, mixed reality, new sharing capabilities, and improving gaming — making all users “creators”. Actually, I’d rather go to the dentist … without Novocain. I know without doubt that it will not improve the quality of an ever devolving “user experience” with Windows 10, but will just continue the sloppy work of the “old creators” … Or worse. Like having to spring from $1,500 to $3,000 each for new laptops and desktops that will even be capable of running the new “Windows As A Service” Creator’s Update bloat with it’s monthly Cumulative Updates that always break things.

  5. NahNood

    Yeh, especially Edge.

  6. steveg

    Will all this crapware continue to slow down the operating system? Will I be able to shut it off and get it out of the way or will it be another Cortana intrusion, wasting my time. Still having security holes with the existing system, how many new ones with all this fluff open.

  7. steveg

    Wow, that sure makes me feel good, I have thousands of fixes to download.

  8. Patryk


    Why do you EVER upgraded to Windows 10?


    Facebook and google ARE spyware!!

  9. Dario Killen

    You Forgot that apple also spies on you…

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