Windows 10 Fall Creators Update – The Features
WINDOWS 10 Fall Creators Update will include next generation security with Microsoft boasting it will make life harder for the “bad guys.”
Windows users are set for a swathe of new features when the next Windows 10 Creators Update arrives in the Autumn.
This new blockbuster upgrade will include plenty of extras such as Timeline, which lets you scroll through a list of applications and workspaces that you were previously using on your current machine, or Microsoft apps on rival devices.
Microsoft is also including a cloud clipboard, so you can copy text on one device and paste it on another, and improved power-saving technology, dubbed Power Throttling, in the update.
However, Microsoft has just announced another update coming to Windows 10 that aims to make using the popular operating much safer.
The US Redmond firm has revealed in a blog post that next generation security is coming to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
Microsoft says that its goal is to ensure customer safety as the security threat landscape continues to grow increasingly more sophisticated and adversaries are more successful at impacting the bottom line.
Speaking about the update Rob Lefferts, Partner Director, Windows & Devices Group, Security & Enterprise, said: “New security features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update allows us to be more front footed and make life harder for the bad guys. Today, I’m excited to share how we’re raising the bar by hardening our Windows platform, taking advantage of cloud intelligence and bringing everything together in one end-to-end solution.”
The firm has revealed a number of ways in which it hopes to create a more secure platform including isolating threats from the most vulnerable surface areas such as web browsers and improving application control.
The news of this major update comes after it was revealed that Windows 10 users could face major security issues.
Microsoft confirmed earlier this week that some of its source code had been leaked online.
The code, which is usually only accessible to Microsoft’s trusted partners, appeared on website BetaArchive with the US technology giant confirming the leak was genuine.
It was originally reported that a whopping 32TB of data had been leaked although it has since been confirmed that the issue was much smaller.
Speaking to The Verge, Microsoft stated that “just 1.2GB” was posted on the web.
“Our review confirms that these files are actually a portion of the source code from the Shared Source Initiative and is used by OEMs and partners,” confirmed a spokesperson.
The vital data has since been removed voluntarily by BetaArchive but it contained information on Windows 10’s USB, storage, WiFi drivers and ARM-specific OneCore kernel code.