Windows 10 Diary: Creators Update Now Available As Microsoft Adds Eye Control

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WINDOWS 10 NEWS: Creators Update Is available for everyone now after a staggered rollout

Windows 10 is the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system, debuting in 2015 as one operating system to rule all manner of devices: PCs, smartphones, tablets and the IoT.

Here you can read all of the latest updates to Windows 10 and click the links for more information. And if you want to test your Windows 10 knowledge, why not try our quiz?

Windows 10 Creators Update

August 2017: Windows 10 adds eye control to boost accessibility

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Preview Build 16257 for PC to Windows Insiders, with the most notable new feature being a beta test of eye controls.

The goal with Eye Control is to make Windows 10 more accessible to people with disabilities, enabling them to operate an on-screen mouse, keyboard, and text-to-speech tool using only their eyes.

The feature is currently only available with select Tobii hardware and on the EN-US keyboard layout, but additional hardware vendors and layouts will be added in future updates.

Microsoft Edge and Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) have also both received improvements.

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August 2017: Windows 10 Creators Update is now available for all users

The second major update to Windows 10 has experienced a staggered rollout, starting in April,but Creators Update is now available to all compatible devices.

“We’re now moving from a targeted offering to full availability for all compatible devices running Windows 10 globally via Windows Update,” confirmed John Cable, director of program management  for Windows servicing and delivery at Microsoft. “Similarly, our commercial customers should feel confident to deploy this release broadly across their organisations.

Microsoft is also adopting a semi-annual release schedule to simplify the rollout of new versions of the operating system and give IT departments greater predictability.

Windows 10 Creators Update brings a  wide-range of nips and tucks to the operating system, along with news features such as faster app downloads, integration with third-party services, and new ways for apps to connect to Cortana. 

We visited Microsoft HQ to get a preview of the new features earlier this year.