Microsoft has now officially opened access to the Windows 10 Creators Update for early adapters. Kevin Gallo, Corporate Vice President of Windows Developer announced the news in a blog post :

“We are working hard to innovate in Windows and to bring the power of those innovations to Windows developers and users. We released Windows 10 Anniversary Update just eight months ago, and we’ve already seen that over 80% of Windows 10 PCs are running Anniversary Update (version 1607) or later. With today’s release of Windows 10 Creators Update, we expect users to once again move rapidly to the latest and best version of Windows. For developers, this is the time to get ready for the next wave,”

Microsoft is also releasing an SDK for developers to get their hands on before the official April 11th launch. Microsoft had previously stated that the update would be delivered in phases, like the Anniversary Update last August. Microsoft also seems to be putting a larger focus on how the update is delivered to users. In a previous blog post , John Cable, Director of Program Management outlined the new process:

“With the Creators Update, you will have several new options for scheduling the timing of when updates install. For example, you can specify exactly when you want an update to occur (including the ability to reschedule an update if your original choice ends up being less convenient than expected), or “hit the snooze button.” The “snooze” capability allows you to pause the update process completely for three days when you need uninterrupted time on your device. In addition, we are widening the “Active Hours” time so Windows doesn’t install an update at times when you want your device to be ready to use,”

Before the update hits your machine, Windows will also ask you to review your privacy settings, giving users more control and transparency on how their data is being utilized by the operating system. For a full list of new features, check out this link