Windows 10 Fall Creators Update reaches final rollout phase

Intel Skylake CPU

Intel Skylake CPU

With the Fall Creators Update on 100 million machines, Microsoft has decided that the update is ready for its full deployment.

Microsoft plans to release the next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1803, around March/April of 2018.

Windows 10 users can also manually install the Fall Creators Update by heading to Microsoft's software download site and clicking Update Now.

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The most likely explanation for the new emphasis is that Microsoft is pushing customers to pick up the upgrade pace because enterprises have been so slow that the company has been forced to extend support timelines beyond their stated 18-month spans.

The company spends over $1 billion every year on cyber safety and security-related research and development.

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Microsoft released the Fall Creators Update on October 17, 2017 officially after months of testing on the Windows Insider channel.

Microsoft overhauled labeling of the various stages in its Windows 10 servicing plan last year, changing both the initial push and the subsequent delivery to enterprises - dubbed "Current Branch" and "Current Branch for Business", respectively - to "Semi-Annual Channel". Though they state that Edge never saves your CVV information, I am still not comfortable with this features and would not recommend it being used.

For Store books, reading progress, notes, bookmarks, and annotations will roamed much faster across devices on the same account in near-real-time via WNS. A new Book icon and title is shown while reading a book instead of the earlier URI for a clear view. Enterprises that run Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) or WSUS, or a third-party update-and-patch platform (which in turn rely on WU), can, of course, roll out 1709 to PCs at IT's discretion any time after that.

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.

In order to help you get the latest defense-in-depth security protections that come in the Fall Creators Update, we've improved the experience to allow you to update your device faster and with greater confidence. Lastly, ensuring your antivirus products are up-to-date (for example, Windows Defender is available in-box for free and updates automatically) and that you are backing up critical files to the cloud remain best practices. See below for the other changes. For instance, Edge will now automatically fill your card information on payment web forms.

That have-cake-and-eat-it-too attitude - Microsoft increasingly stresses that customers are in charge, even as it automatically feeds upgrades to them - has been almost as puzzling as the original process. Assistive technology has also received improvements to help users to view PDF or Books with a screen reader. 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.

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