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Microsoft opens the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update floodgates

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Ramiro Mantilla | 12 Enero, 2018, 22:41

Microsoft today told enterprises that Windows 10's second feature upgrade of last year, October's "Fall Creators Update", had been sufficiently tested and is ready to deploy across their organizations. This is a good thing, as it means Windows 10 releases are getting more stable as time progresses, and more users are getting the latest version of Windows 10 quicker.

Most Windows 10 users who don't have the Fall Creators Update will soon start to receive messages telling them to upgrade.

Microsoft has encouraged corporate customers to use this wide deployment as the signal that the update is ready for enterprise rollouts.

I'm happy to announce the Fall Creators Update (version 1709) is fully available for all compatible devices running Windows 10 worldwide!

Autofill passwords when InPrivate: With the latest Insider build, Microsoft Edge now supports auto-filling of saved passwords when browsing InPrivate.

In addition to a lot of Reading View updates for EPUB and PDF viewing, they have also added some new features to Edge.

Microsoft expands the list of devices and hardware configurations after the initial phase before distribution enters full availability, the final rollout phase.

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Microsoft rolled out the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 in October 2017 which that includes support for Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR). Here's what you need to know about the Edge improvements in Windows 10 Insider build 17074. It's also made some tweaks to Sound Settings with this build.

Quiet Hours also engages automatically when you are playing a full-screen game, or when you're duplicating your display (so that you won't be interrupted during a presentation).

Another new feature is for Edge to be able to save your credit card details in order to autofill it when necessary.

It's probable that Microsoft will reschedule the 1607 retirement, however, as a previous extension to 1511 has that late-2015 feature upgrade receiving security and non-security updates until April 2018. You can grant individual extensions permission to run in InPrivate from the options menu for the extension.

Side note: I - still - can't update one machine running the Creators Update to the Fall Creators Update. You'll now find the different Hub sections listed with the full name visible in the Navigation view to the left of the content. This view can be collapsed to show icons only if you prefer to save space. You can schedule the right time: just pick a time that works best for you or set a new reminder for tomorrow. If you've already scheduled an installation date and time, the update will install automatically at your specified time.

Autofill cards on web forms: With the new Autofill cards on web forms, the web browser now automatically saves and fills the card information on payment web forms. The update is downloaded and installed automatically on the machine then. You can also update your device or personalize your settings including your active hours, restart options and other advanced options in the Windows Update settings menu.

Microsoft Edge now supports CSS extensions for OpenType Font Variations, which allows single "variable" font files to behave like multiple fonts, with a range of weight, width, or other attributes.