The First Thing I Noticed With The Windows 10 Creators Update

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There was a time when I was a Windows power user - I even trained folks for their certification many moons ago. But as I moved through my career, and as the operating system became more user friendly and I was able to offload technical support to others, I moved into the realm of being a regular user. So, unless a change was really significant, I often didn't really care. But something in the Windows 10 Creators Update really stands out for me.

When an update to an operating system arrives, I like to take a poke around in the settings to see if anything special has been added. While pretty UI changes often grab people's attention, it's the under the covers stuff that often matters most.

In the Windows 10 Creators Update, there's an updated Privacy applet in the Settings screen.

You can toggle access to the camera, microphone, location, and other settings - often at a per application level as well as globally. So, you can allow Skype to use the camera but block Facebook.This is a big deal in my video and reflects the increasing maturity of Windows 10 and the vastly more sophisticated and demanding privacy needs of people.

I think it's interesting to see what jumps out at users when a system they sure changes. Was Paint 3D the big change for you? Or was it the ability to use Cortana to do a voice controlled set up?

Tell us what your stand-out new Windows 10 Creators Update feature is.


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