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The next version of Windows 10 - "Redstone 3", which Microsoft has chose to christen officially as the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update - and the Microsoft Graph, the company's unified application programming interface, are the centerpieces of this new strategy. Microsoft will offer iTunes in its Windows Store at the end of this year.

Last month's Windows 10 Creators update is still fresh on hundreds of millions of devices, but Microsoft is already touting new capabilities that will arrive with the next update of the operating system this fall.

Another feature expands the realm of the virtual clipboard, enabling a copy and paste function from Windows to a smartphone and back again.

A phone icon in the Windows settings menu will prompt users to connect the software to their other devices. The updates will be packaged in what the company is calling the Fall Creators Update and are expected to roll out later this year.

Meanwhile, Microsoft is vying to be more of a trailblazer by expanding its exploration of a new technological frontier that allows people to blend the real world with three-dimensional projections of life-like images.

"With a visual timeline that displays what you were doing when, you can easily hop back into files, apps and sites as if you never left", he said. Along that vein, a new feature called Story Remix will automatically identify the best photos and videos to help people create highlights of their experiences. In addition, Microsoft will add the ability to access OneDrive files on demand from the cloud, without downloading them to the device.

Dubbed the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, it will carry forward the content creation theme of its predecessor with an added emphasis on cohesive cross-device experiences, even when some of the devices involved have an Apple logo or run Android.

"With Cortana, you can pick up where you left off across Windows, iOS, and Android devices".

The Fall Creators Update will be available later this year, Myerson said. Myerson's post says the app "uses the Microsoft Graph to transform your photos and videos".

The app is called "Story Remix". "We are working with developers to create this new frontier in computing and want any developer to get a Windows Mixed Reality dev kit", Myerson said.

  • Zachary Reyes