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Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:40 am

Hello Windows Insider,

With the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update, we’d like to send a special thanks to Windows Insiders like you.

Whether you posted to the Feedback Hub, or explored a feature or two on a Windows 10 Insider Preview build, your participation continues to help shape Windows for billions of people.

Of course, there’s always room for an even better version of Windows — and we’re already at work on our next major update. Be sure to check out the latest Insider Preview build for an early look at some of the great things that we’ll be co-creating with Windows Insiders.

Creators Update Highlights

Here’s a recap of some of the highlights from the Creators Update1, which you can also experience through Windows 10 Insider Preview builds. As usual, you can go here for more details on all the Insider Preview builds for both PC and mobile.2

3D in Windows 10 allows anyone to experience, create and share in a new dimension. The all-new Paint 3D allows you to create or modify 3D objects, easily change color or texture, or turn 2D images into 3D works of art. Share, discover and be inspired by millions of 3D objects on the Remix 3D Preview site.

Beam game broadcasting. Built-in game streaming with Beam is the easiest and most interactive way to stream your gameplay on Windows 10. Pressing Windows key + G while playing your game will bring up the Game bar, where we’ve added a broadcast icon to launch Beam — no extra software required. To learn more about all the new gaming features available in the Creators Update, head over to Xbox Wire.

Microsoft Edge is faster and safer with better browsing and entertainment. When unplugged and on-the-go, you can stream video up to 3 hours longer and browse nearly a full hour longer than Google Chrome.3 Microsoft Edge is also the only browser to support Netflix in 4K.4 What’s more, you get super-convenient features like advanced tab management to help set aside tabs for easy access later.

Cortana can now do even more to help you stay on top of everything.5 For example, when using “Hey Cortana” while your PC is unlocked and idle, you’ll get a full-screen experience that is optimized for viewing from afar. You can also use Cortana to control music playback on more of your favorite music apps. And Groove now supports the ability to play music by mood, category or activity so you can say “Hey Cortana, play me some workout music.”

Have more fun with improvements across a suite of built-in apps. Use Windows Ink to draw on pictures and videos in the Photos app to make them your own.6 Draw on a 2D or 3D map in the Maps app and make it yours with Windows Ink. Fully immerse yourself in 360° videos and watch hit movies and TV shows in 4K or HD with the Movies & TV app.4

Skype makes it easy for you to connect with friends, family, and colleagues. The Creators Update includes the best Skype ever for Windows PCs. This next-generation version of Skype was built for Windows 10 and includes exclusive features such as mini view, SMS relay for Windows Phone, and Skype Translator for calls to mobile phones and landlines.

#WINsiders4Good News

#WINsiders4Good Podcast Episode #1 now live. In our inaugural podcast, host Thomas “Tomcat” Trombley explores how Insiders for Good are helping people transform their passion for tech into their superpower. Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider Program and overall Renaissance woman, teaches us how to use technology for the betterment of humanity. And one of the 25 winners of the first #WINsiders4Good Fellowship describes how he puts power into the hands of the people of Nigeria (solar power, that is). If you like what you hear, subscribe and rate the episode on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher for the chance to win a NinjaCat T-shirt.7 Then, check back to hear more stories from Windows Insiders.

#WINsiders4Good Create-A-Thon (CAT) guide now available. Interested in harnessing your own technical and creative skills to tackle a social issue in your community? We can help. Our new CAT event-in-box guide contains everything you need to organize your own CAT — a local event that brings you and other Windows Insiders together with local creative talent and non-profit/civil society organizations to do amazing things.

Info for IT Pros

The Windows Insider Program just got better for Business. We're excited to announce that Insiders can now deploy Windows 10 Insider Preview builds and give feedback using Azure Active Directory corporate credentials — for additional benefits especially for business. Read our latest blog for more details on the Windows Insider Program for Business.

What’s new in the Windows 10 Creators Update for IT professionals. Find out about new deployment options, security capabilities, and IT management features in Windows 10, version 1703. Join us on April 27 at 1:00PM PDT for a live webinar and Q&A session. Register here to join the webcast. And take advantage of an exclusive Insider opportunity to submit questions prior to the event that you’d like us to prioritize.

Info for Developers

Windows 10 Creators Update SDK released. We’re extremely excited that Windows 10 Creators Update went RTM. This includes the Windows 10 Creators Update SDK and Visual Studio 2017 UWP Tooling. Also, Windows Store is starting to accept applications that target Windows 10 Creators Update. Read this blog from Kevin Gallo about the new features and APIs in Creators Update for developers. Find out from Clint Rutkas how to get your system updated and configured so you can submit your apps to the Windows Store.

A great tool for gathering feedback on your apps. Now you can use the same Feedback Hub app that Windows engineering uses to gather feedback — by linking it directly to your own Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. Find out how to launch the Hub directly from your app and get a detailed feedback report to see problems, suggestions, and upvotes from your customers.

Mission to Mars: Fourth Horizon. Expand your skillset for a growing ecosystem of modern development. Join us for a free technical training session covering IoT, Azure app services, and Cognitive Services. You’ll learn new skills, tackle challenging puzzles — and help complete a mission on Mars. Click here to sign up for a session near you.

You can follow the lead for the Windows Insiders Programme, Dona Sarkar, on Twitter @donasarkar. For other updates on the programme, including special events and activities, follow us on Twitter @windowsinsider.

Thanks, as always, for being a Windows Insider.

The Windows Insider Team
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Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:33 pm

Wow, a lot of great stuff.... can't wait.
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Sun May 28, 2017 12:46 pm

For those of you who want Windows 10, you can still get it for free. You just download Microsoft's Media Creation Tool Download Windows 10 and follow instructions. When I found the article last night I rebuilt Ryan's old pc with my old sandy bridge setup and just got done upgrading it for free to Windows 10. maybe they forgot to turn the service off :beautiful: After the word gets out I'm sure it will disappear.

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