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Windows 10 Creators Update, Surface Studio all-in-one and Surface Book i7: Everything announced at Microsoft's Windows 10 event

Here are all the details from Microsoft's "Imagine What You'll Do" event on October 26.

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Microsoft held a special late-fall event in New York on Wednesday.

The Surface Studio's haptic "Surface Dial" accessory.

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The company announced the latest version of Windows 10, called Creators Update, and a Surface Book hardware update. Microsoft also unveiled an all-in-one desktop PC, dubbed the Surface Studio, that includes the Dial input accessory.

If you missed out on the live stream, here's everything you need to know:

  • Terry Myerson, Microsoft's executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group, announced the new Windows 10 "Creators Update" that includes 4K game streaming and augmented-reality features. It will be free for all users in the second quarter of 2017.
  • The new Surface Book i7 laptop has a Core i7 processor, a redesigned thermal system with a second fan and 30 percent more battery life for 16 total hours. Preorders are available now, and it'll ship in November for $2,399.

Microsoft's Jenn McCoy, part of the Xbox team, demos updates to the Arena esports platform.

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  • eSports players can create custom tournaments using Arena on Xbox Live, which will take care of administrative work like tracking gameplay and announcing the winner.
  • Bitstream audio pass-through technologies including Dolby Atmos is coming to the Blu-ray player on the new Xbox One S console.
  • The company showed off simplified sharing features in the new OS, things like drag-and-drop rich media, cross-hardware messaging and "Shoulder Taps," which are little graphic icons to help you express yourself on the desktop.
  • Early builds of the Windows 10 Creators Update will be released this week to everyone in the Windows Insider program.