Microsoft to Announce Next-generation of Windows on June 24
Microsoft is planning to reveal its “next generation of Windows” at an event later this month. The software giant has started sending invites to media for a Windows event on June 24th. Both Satya Nadella and chief product officer Panos Panay will be presenting at the Windows event. Microsoft’s Windows event will start at 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT on June 24th.
The invite comes just a week after Microsoft Satya Nadella teased the upcoming big announcement during his keynote at the company’s annual developer conference. During the keynote, Nadella said, “Soon we will share one of the most significant updates to Windows of the past decade to unlock greater economic opportunity for developers and creators. I’ve been self-hosting it over the past several months, and I’m incredibly excited about the next generation of Windows.”
The launch of the next generation of the Windows operating system is highly anticipated. Windows is the most dominant operating system on personal computers, but it needs a major overhaul. Microsoft is expected to detail its next significant changes to Windows, and they will likely include several visual enhancements. Users expecting to see some significant UI changes to Windows under something codenamed “Sun Valley.”
A big UI refresh is expected to be rolled out during the Holiday 2021 season. The Sun Valley project will give Windows 10 a new Start menu and Taskbar layout, icons, sounds, app designs, and fluid animations. It’s also being said Microsoft could revamp the Windows App store.
Microsoft’s event invite even appears to tease a new Windows logo. Microsoft confirmed last month that Windows 10X, its OS originally built for dual-screen devices, will no longer ship. The company is now rolling the visual elements of Windows 10X into the main version of Windows 10 instead. A lot of the visual work has already started, with new system icons, File Explorer improvements, and the end of Windows 95-era icons.
Microsoft is also focusing on improving the basic foundations of Windows, with fixes for a rearranging apps issue on multiple monitors, the addition of the Xbox Auto HDR feature, and improvements to Bluetooth audio support.
Nadella has also promised to unlock a better economy for developers and creators within Windows itself, so we’ll likely get a closer look at the store changes coming to Windows. Microsoft has been working on a new app store for Windows in recent months, and rumors have suggested Microsoft will open its store up to all apps and rival payment platforms.