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This Week on Windows: Windows 10 Creators Update, new Surface devices and more

Written By published October 28, 2016

We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! This week, we’re all about the Microsoft Windows 10 Event. Keep reading to catch up on everything we announced.

The Windows 10 Creators Update – coming early 2017

Coming as a free update early next year to the more than 400 million devices running Windows 10 the Creators Update will bring 3D and mixed reality to everyone, empower every gamer to be a broadcaster, connect people faster to those they care about most, and much more.

Surface Studio, Surface Dial and a new Surface Book

From the beginning, our Surface journey has been about empowering people to work and create in new ways. This week, we introduced Surface Studio, a new class of device that transforms from a desktop PC into a powerful digital canvas.

We announced the Surface Dial, new input device designed for the creative process. And we released the Surface Book with Performance Base, the most powerful Surface Book yet with 16 hours of battery life and more than twice the GPU processing power than the original Surface Book in the same sleek, versatile design. All of the new Surface devices we announced this week are available to pre-order here!

3D for everyone

We introduced a new way to bring your ideas to life with Paint 3D, your new 3D art studio, and the new online community, connecting creators and creations around the world. Remix 3D will enable all new scenarios for creators to share their 3D creations broadly with the Remix 3D community. You can learn more about 3D in Windows 10 in this blog post or at, and you’re welcome to start creating and sharing in Paint 3D today by joining the Windows Insider Program at

Office apps will support 3D models and add new inking features

3D in Office

The Windows 10 Creators Update is bringing new features to Office apps, including support for 3D models and new inking capabilities. With PowerPoint on Windows 10, you’ll be able to add 3D models to bring your presentations to life and you will be able to change perspectives of 3D models by rotating in three dimensions and apply transitions like Morph to apply cinematic 3D animation. The new inking capabilities announced today in Office include Ink Editor in Word, which lets you use your digital pen intuitively to make changes directly in Word, making your pen a more powerful editing tool than ever. To learn more about these new features, visit the Office Blog.

Every gamer becomes a broadcaster


It’s going to be super easy for anyone to become a game broadcaster or watch live gameplay with Beam technology that we’re building into Windows 10 and Xbox One, and we’re adding custom, gamer-created tournaments to Arena on Xbox Live. So whether you’re playing on Xbox One or a Windows 10 PC, Xbox is bringing every player together to play, compete and broadcast. Learn more over at Xbox Wire!

To learn more about this week’s news, head over to our blog post: “Ten things we announced today at Microsoft’s Windows 10 Event,” and have a great weekend!