During Microsoft’s Build 2021 developer conference, which was
all about developers, CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that
Microsoft is working on the next generation of Windows,
which was previously teased by Panos Panay during the company’s
enterprise-focused Ignite event.
Windows 10 hasn’t made any substantial improvements since the
operating system was launched in 2015, it looks like that might
change on June 24. In a press invite that’s very short on
details, the company confirmed it plans to launch the “next
generation of Windows” soon.
We know a lot about Microsoft’s next Windows 10 version
already, thanks to a plethora of leaks, but more is in store.
Today, the tech giant officially confirmed a June 24 digital
“What’s next for Windows” event where the company will launch
Sun Valley Update and more.
The press release asks fans and media publications to join for
the “Microsoft event” scheduled to take place on June 24th at
11 AM Eastern Time.
There’s no word on what the company will be announcing during
the event, but there’s a decent chance that this event will be
all about Windows 10 Sun Valley Update, Cloud PC streaming
service and other products could be in the mix too.
Windows hasn’t received any substantial branding, logo or
software changes in quite some time, so that’s a possibility as
well. In fact, the teaser in the above screenshot hints at a
new logo for Windows and Start Menu button.
Reports have suggested that this new version of Windows will
feature a brand new Start Menu, rounded corners, animations,
gestures and more.
In the preview builds, we’ve already spotted a
new floating design for Start Menu, Taskbar,
Action Center, and other core components. Likewise, a
brand new Outlook app for Windows 10 was also spotted
online and it features rounded corners, improved icons, and
Microsoft Edge WebView2.
We’ll be sure to keep you in the loop on Microsoft and
Panos Panay co. decide to show off come later this month!