As the latest “Creators Update” is still rolling out to users of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system, they are already beginning to outline some of the new features that will be included in the next major update – currently planned for the autumn.
The main focus of the changes for this update is to enhance cross-device use. In other words, being able to do something on one Windows powered device, then pick that up instantly when you log into another.
For instance, a feature called “Pick Up Where You Left Off” is being added to Cortana. This lets you continue working on a document, website or app, even when you switch devices, such as closing you PC and going out with your smartphone or tablet.
On a similar theme, the feature will be added to the clipboard allowing you to copy something to it on one device, and then log into another device and paste the contents of that clipboard.
One new feature that may of interest to those that use Microsoft’s One Drive cloud storage – the ability to view all the files stored on your One Drive account without having to download them first.
The announcement of this update confirms that, for the moment at least, Microsoft is sticking to their promise that Windows 10 will be the last version of Windows, which they will then continue to improve over time.