New third-party apps
Myerson also pointed out that significant new third-party UWA apps are coming to the Windows Store, including Spotify and iTunes, as well as Autodesk Stingray, a 3D game engine and real-time rendering tool, and SAP Digital Boardroom, an app designed to provide real-time data from SAP enterprise systems to executives and directors.
Underpinning the new features
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update was announced at Build 2017, Microsoft’s big developers’ conference, and the update will include plenty for that market too. Underpinning some of the above end user apps are two new feature sets for developers, the Microsoft Graph and Microsoft Fluent Design System.
“Getting things done across all the devices you use should be easy. That’s the principle behind several of the new features that will begin to roll out with the Fall Creators Update – leveraging both the new Fluent Design System and the intelligence of the Microsoft Graph,” Myerson explained.
Microsoft Fluent Design System is the next step in the evolution of the company’s design approach that will deliver “intuitive, harmonious, responsive and inclusive cross-device experiences and interactions”.
“The Microsoft Graph is an intelligent fabric that helps connect dots between people, conversations, projects, and content within the Microsoft Cloud – ensuring experiences flow seamlessly between Windows, iOS, and Android devices.”
If the previous two updates are anthying to go by, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is also likely to include other improvements and additions when it is rolled out.