Microsoft unveils a big Windows update and virtual reality hand controllers

Next up is Timeline, which is a rundown of recently used apps and workspaces that'll enable Windows 10 users to resume old sessions. Today, the focus turned to Windows 10 and the improvements in store for the OS's next major update, called the Fall Creators Update.

The user interface in Windows 10 File Explorer will also be updated so you can better see which files are available on the device and in the cloud, thanks to the use of a small cloud icon in a column labeled "Status".

"Microsoft has made a disruptive announcement in embedding its Graph technology into the next version of Windows 10", said James Kobielus, lead analyst for data science, deep learning and application development at Wikibon, owned by the same company as SiliconANGLE. It uses light, depth, motion, and material choices to create a whole new style of UI that's modern yet familiar.

Microsoft will reveal more details about the new features during the keynote, but we can make some educated guesses. Dropbox and Google Drive are incorporating a similar feature, too. This capability is facilitated by an iteration of the Microsoft Graph service that was debuted alongside the Fluent Design System. This way, when you move from one device to another you will be able to continue your task without interruptions. "We're excited for our customers to take advantage of the new features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that will empower innovative experiences; a modern, unified design for cross-device experiences; and an easier path for developers to create for the future of computing". As the name implies, Timeline provides a visual record of recent apps and activities, which could be a more natural way of picking up where you left off. It's a spiritual successor to the Metro interface from Windows 8 that aims to make the operating system more responsive on the growing variety of devices employed by users. Graph is now rather ill-defined, but appears to be the company's name for cross-device features.

With Cortana, you can Pick Up Where You Left Off across Windows, iOS and Android devices. Files stored in OneDrive will also be listed on all your logged in PCs, even if they're not synced locally.

Speaking of the stylus, Belfiore showed off a demo of how Microsoft is developing Fluent so you can "navigate all of Windows just using a pen".

Timeline, a feature that will display whatever apps, files, or websites the user last opened or modified, whether on mobile or desktop, allowing users to easily hop between platforms in real time. Microsoft has also previously promised a scenario where Edge webpages would become instantly available on other devices.

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