NEW YORK, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Wednesday announced a free update to its Windows operating system that lets users take photos and edit content in three dimensions, in a bid to raise excitement for its declining computing business.
The Windows 10 Creators Update, coming in early 2017, lets users on mobile devices take three-dimensional photos by scanning an object as they walk around it. It also allows for 3D graphics in Microsoft's popular PowerPoint presentation software, and a new "Paint 3D" application lets people edit photos and other designs in three dimensions.
Terry Myerson, Microsoft's executive vice president for the Windows and devices group, said the update was tailored for gamers who are increasingly interested in augmented and virtual reality experiences.
"Windows 10 will be your platform for gaming glory," he said at a product launch event in New York.
Accessories for the update will start at $299, Myerson said.
3D Studio can do that so adding that capability to Windows seems like a move towards more 3D content generally.
Many BD movies are now in 3D which is probably motivating the new features. Games have had some support for 3D but most are basicly DX standard,
MSFT indicted this will be available in the next RTM build expected maybe March 2017. Lots of other work with Windows did not make the mainstream media yet.
OneCore is still being working on which is designed to make it easier to span phones and up.
Somebody posted a video of Crysis on a tablet similar to mine. Was slow so MSFT it working to deal with that.
In other words, Microsoft is going crazy Windows 10 is losing market share while Windows 7 is gaining, and they need to do something to make up for the income loss.
Some have gone back to 7 because of problems with 10
Eventually 10 will firm up, remember how bad Vista was, it took over 2 years to fix that
Windows Vista was never bad, what was bad is that OEMs put Vista on systems with 512MB RAM and single core 1.8ghz systems built to barely run XP, and Microsoft changing the Vista system requirements in order to allow them to do that.