All compatible devices running Windows 10 should get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update offered to them through Windows Update as of yesterday. This is the first build of 2018, and it comes with a lot of new features. Using the data Microsoft and its partners have obtained from testing and feedback on this initial wave of upgrades, the company has further optimised its software to provide a smooth experience for all.
The announcement came slightly short of three months after the October 17, 2017, debut of Fall Creators Update, better known to corporate customers as 1709 in Microsoft's yymm nomenclature.
Microsoft has made another bunch of improvements to the Edge browser, including an overhauled Hub view that displays more content, and is more intuitive to use. The company also claimed the update had the highest customer satisfaction ratings of all Windows 10 updates to date. The full availability milestone is the final rollout phase that Microsoft puts Windows releases through.
Microsoft overhauled labeling of the various stages in its Windows 10 servicing plan previous year, changing both the initial push and the subsequent delivery to enterprises - dubbed "Current Branch" and "Current Branch for Business", respectively - to "Semi-Annual Channel".
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update reaches final rollout phase
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The update was released to home users in October past year, and after several months of testing and further patches, Microsoft has certified the major feature update as ready for release via a Windows update channel used by enterprise.
I suggest that you create a full system backup before you install the update. Lastly, ensuring your antivirus products are up-to-date (for example, Windows Defender is available in-box for free and updates automatically) and that you are backing up critical files to the cloud remain best practices.
Most Windows 10 users who don't have the Fall Creators Update will soon start to receive messages telling them to upgrade.