First published on TechNet on: Apr 05, 2017
Windows 10, version 1703—also known as the Windows 10 Creators Update—is designed for today's modern IT environment with new features to help IT pros more easily manage, and better protect, the devices and data in their organizations. It also provides individuals with the ability to be more productive, thanks to enhancements to Windows Ink and Cortana, better battery life, improved accessibility, and more control over privacy settings as well as when updates are installed. To learn more about these and other improvements, see the Windows Experience Blog.
Windows 10, version 1703 is the third feature update released for Windows 10. As with the Windows 10 November Update (released November 2015) and the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (released August 2016), it is a further expression of how we’ve moved to Windows as a service—and a delivery on our promise to keep improving Windows over time, utilizing the feedback we receive from you and other customers through the Windows Insider Program.
Windows 10, version 1703 offers IT pros a variety of features and functionality, such as:
We have also made enhancements to Windows as a service, including:
And that's not all. There are even more features in Windows 10, version 1703 that we think you will love:
Today’s release of Windows 10, version 1703 is initially considered the Current Branch (CB) and will become Current Branch for Business (CBB) in about four months from today. For a list of Windows 10 versions by servicing option, see our Windows 10 release information page. For more information about Windows 10 servicing—including guidance on how to assign devices to different servicing branches and how to manage updates using Windows Update for Business, WSUS, or Configuration Manager—see Update Windows 10 in the enterprise and Quick guide to Windows as a service, To get hands-on experience with Windows as a service in a virtual machine environment, with no additional software or setup required, try the Deploy and manage Windows as a service virtual lab.
For a summary of the features that were removed or deprecated in Windows 10, version 1703, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
We have also updated the Windows Assessment and Development Kit (Windows ADK). To download the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1703, visit the Hardware Dev Center.
If you haven’t yet deployed Windows 10 in your organization, download the updated Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation to test Windows 10, version 1703 free for 90 days. I also encourage you to take advantage of the following resources:
To provide feedback on how we can improve the features and functionality of Windows moving forward, and to get access to early preview builds, join the Windows Insider Program.
If you would like to ask questions, learn about best practices, share ideas, or engage in discussions about Windows 10 with Microsoft engineers and product experts, as well as your peers, join the brand new Windows Tech Community.
[i] Booting in UEFI mode enables you to take advantage of additional Windows 10 security features, such as Device Guard, Credential Guard, Secure Boot, Early Launch Anti-malware (ELAM) driver, Windows Trusted Boot, Measured Boot, and BitLocker Network Unlock.
[ii] CSPs expose device configuration settings in Windows 10 to MDM solutions in a similar fashion to that of Group Policy client-side extensions.
[iii] Windows 10 Enterprise users cannot use Upgrade Assistant or the Media Creation Tool to upgrade to Windows 10, version 1703.
You must be a registered user to add a comment. If you've already registered, sign in. Otherwise, register and sign in.