With the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft moved to an annual update system wherein it introduces new features and subtle design changes every year. The company had showcased its new design methodology Fluent Design earlier this year, and had promised to roll it out to consumers before the end of 2017. Today, the company has started rolling out the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, and the first part of the Fluent Design is a part of the update.
The company has released a new video to showcase all the design improvements that come with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Fluent Design includes glass-like blue effects that we first saw in Windows Vista along with newer animations. However, Microsoft is also working on depth, light, material, motion, and scale as a part of its Fluent Design methodology. Even though the design changes are very subtle, but bring a more cohesive look to the operating system.
These changes were already being rolled out to Fast Ring users who signed up to receive beta Windows 10 updates and test them before the public rollout of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. We will see more Fluent Design with the upcoming Windows 10 update that is currently codenamed Redstone 4, and it could be released next year. Microsoft will also bring Fluent Design inspired app updates to its Android, iOS, and macOS apps.
The company is working on two new exciting features: Cortana Collections and Windows Timeline. The Cortana Collections feature consists of Cortana learning your web browsing habits and suggesting you in a better way. The Windows Timeline feature improves resuming apps and activities across Android, iOS, and Windows 10, similar to what Apple does with its Handoff feature on iOS and macOS. Go ahead and watch the video below!