Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Review Central

We're examining every part of this update, from productivity to gaming to security. You can find all our coverage here.

Richard Hay, Senior Content Producer

October 17, 2017

2 Min Read
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Review Central

More than two years ago, Microsoft began their new journey in developing operating systems and Windows 10 is its first major operating system to be refined and updated by an approach labeled Windows as a Service (WaaS) -- an extremely agile development process that rolls out updates and improvements regularly, in a very transparent way, with a high degree of public involvement. As part of the WaaS cycle, the company releases semi-annual feature updates to deliver substantial improvements and new functionality to the OS. Each month updates are provided to address security, performance issues, and any bugs.

Microsoft has also applied this iterative approach to launching and updating a collection of first-party apps for system services like mail, calendaring, photos, video, etc.  

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is the fourth major feature update for Microsoft's operating system, and is the second feature update released during the 2017 calendar year. It follows up on the Creators Update, which was released this past April.

There were a total of 23 PC development builds released publicly to Windows Insiders over this six month period, which averages out to 3.8 builds per month or one build every 8.3 days. Welcome to the fast-paced world of WaaS.

We have broken our Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release coverage into several smaller sections so you can find specific information about the update.

These include:

All of the articles above include various image to illustrate elements of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update but we also put together a full gallery of screenshots to give you other views into the update.

About the Author(s)

Richard Hay

Senior Content Producer, IT Pro Today (Informa Tech)

I served for 29 plus years in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer in November 2011. My work background in the Navy was telecommunications related so my hobby of computers fit well with what I did for the Navy. I consider myself a tech geek and enjoy most things in that arena.

My first website – – came online in 1995. Back then I used GeoCities Web Hosting for it and is the result of the work I have done on that site since 1995.

In January 2010 my community contributions were recognized by Microsoft when I received my first Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for the Windows Operating System. Since then I have been renewed as a Microsoft MVP each subsequent year since that initial award. I am also a member of the inaugural group of Windows Insider MVPs which began in 2016.

I previously hosted the Observed Tech PODCAST for 10 years and 317 episodes and now host a new podcast called Faith, Tech, and Space. 

I began contributing to Penton Technology websites in January 2015 and in April 2017 I was hired as the Senior Content Producer for Penton Technology which is now Informa Tech. In that role, I contribute to ITPro Today and cover operating systems, enterprise technology, and productivity.

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