Sun Jun 06 2021
CEO Nadella says this version will contain a lot of opportunities for both creators and developers
Microsoft have just announced that the next generation of Windows will be unveiled on the 24th June.
The unveiling will occur at an online event on the 24th (11am Eastern Time) under the #MicrosoftEvent with Chief Product Officer Panos Panay demoing the new software.
This announcement is following closely on the heels of CEO Nadella teasing a huge enhancement project to Microsoft’s operating systems at the Build ’21 conference that would offer more opportunities for both creators and developers.
He also let it slip he’d been personally testing this latest version of Windows for months and was “incredibly excited as it’s the most significant update to Windows” the company had released.
Our promise to you is this: We will create more opportunity for every Windows developer today and welcome every creator who is looking for the most innovative, new, open platform to build and distribute and monetise applications.
According to the rumour mill, this Windows update has been codenamed ‘Sun Valley’ and will include refreshed UI features, along with multiple other improvements such as a redesigned taskbar that will have the ability to pin apps.
It’s likely the system tray will also receive increased functionality, improving its ability to work touch screen devices.
The rumours floating around have also mentioned news and interest widgets in the taskbar, a battery usage chart and improved tab management on the Edge browser.
It’s also been reported that Microsoft are working on improvements to the Windows Store, offering more flexibility to developers when sharing their IP. That should allow for a wider variety of file formats and third-party systems being shared.
Finally, it’s also believed that Microsoft will be adding an Auto HDR feature to empower the gaming experience of all their PC gamers.
Sun Jun 06 2021