20 big changes coming to Windows 10 in 2017

On the horizon

Microsoft has made many promises about what Windows 10 will do, and while some have materialized, others are still just ambitions.

As a perpetual work in progress, Windows 10 continues to accrue new features, as Windows catches up with Microsoft's vision of it being an OS that runs anywhere, syncs with the cloud, and has an intelligent assistant at its core.

During 2017 the OS will undergo significant changes and will appear on a variety of new hardware. Here's what to look out for.

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Updated 4/26/2017: Added information to reflect additional Windows 10 changes expected in 2017.

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By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.