Microsoft will launch the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17th

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It won't be quite as interesting as originally expected, as flagship cross-device features teased at Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update unveiling in May - like an app Timeline and cloud clipboard - didn't wind up making the final cut. All of this innovation will be brought to life by a range of beautifully designed, and feature rich modern devices available from our hardware partners this holiday. Microsoft confirmed the release date at IFA today, and pointed out two of the update's key new features: eye-tracking and Windows Mixed Reality. IBT reported previously that this will allow the Photos app to be powered by an AI which allows users to search for photos just by typing keywords or descriptions of what's in the photos. As far as Windows 10 Mobile goes, Microsoft says that it expects it in a similar timeframe. The best part is that the OneDrive files can be accessed without having to sync the folder in entirety. For more analysis of Microsoft, visit the IBD Stock Checkup.

In a blog post, Windows Chief Terry Meyerson said the update is "all about unleashing your creativity and having some fun while at the same time keeping you safe and secure". Starting November 7, users can play these games on the Xbox One X.

Microsoft hasn't forgotten about business users with the Fall Creators Update, and will improve how it handles threat detection and response for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows Server users.

Lastly, with the Fall Creators Update, we are enabling you to immerse yourself in a new reality, the world of Windows Mixed Reality. And for us, those experiences begin with Windows 10, the most-popular version of Windows on the planet, with over 500 million devices in homes, businesses, and schools helping you create and play. This allows users who may have neuromuscular diseases to take control of Windows 10 hands free.

Microsoft puts big hopes into its Mixed Reality platform, and aims to make it the next big thing. Microsoft also will designate a September build of Windows Server 2016's first feature update (1709) as its "launch" candidate, as the company plans to announce at its Ignite conference in late September.

While the HoloLens, which is aimed at developers and used by NASA and Audi among others, costs thousands of pounds, the new headsets and motion controller bundle will be priced at £399.

The Acer headset will be the cheapest, at $299, followed by the HP at $329, and Dell / Lenovo pricing theirs at $349.

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