Although rumours suggest the update will be released today, you might have to wait until your device receives the upgrade.
Windows 10 users rejoice – the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update is due to launch today. Although it’s perhaps not time to party just yet as, in usual Microsoft style, it’s likely the update will roll out in stages.
The rumoured launch date was revealed last month, in an end of life document for Windows 10 that revealed support for build 10586.3, aka Threshold 2, would end today, opening up the floor for the new version to arrive.
The long-awaited Windows 10 Spring Creators update looks to introduce a fair few features that are focused on boosting productivity. Near Share allows you to collaborate with others in a similar way to Apple’s AirDrop. You can share all types of content with others via Bluetooth, including contacts, files, and even URLs, straight from the Edge browser.
Windows 10 will now look very different too, with Microsoft’s Fluent Design System. It’s more modern than the previous iteration of Windows 10, bringing it closer to Mac OS in many ways.
Timeline allows you to open any of the apps, files, and folders you had open last time you used your computer and carry on where you left off, even if you closed them down. A few apps will be supported from the outset, including Office. if you use your Microsoft account on Android or iPhone, this feature will be extended to all platforms too.
From a security point of view, the Spring Creators Update will introduce Windows Defender Application Guard that attempts to block malware gaining access to your network via the Edge browser. It users container-based isolation to stop any threats infecting the entire network.
Once it’s been formally announced the Windows 10 Spring Creators update is available to download, you can use the Update Assistant tool to see if it’s available to you. Just head to the Windows 10 Update Assistant, select “Update now”. If the build is ready for your device, it will start downloading and install, then your computer will restart a few times before you’re up and running.