Microsoft revamping its Windows 10 stock apps

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 02 2021 @ 11:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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A new job listing reveals Microsoft is working on a redesign of the default apps that ship with Windows 10. MSPowerUser reports the software giant is searching experienced software engineers to make existing Windows 10 apps "best-in-class".
In a job listing, Microsoft says it’s hiring experienced software engineers to make existing Windows 10 inbox apps “best-in-class.” One of the major responsibilities will be to deliver “best-in-class app experiences that promote happiness and productivity on Windows”. Microsoft’s goal is to provide users with “well-crafted native apps that showcase the best of Windows platform and Fluent design.”
This probably means tools like Photos, Calculator, Calendar, Mail, etc. The timeline for this project is unknown but it's probably for fall 2021 at the earliest, if not later. This fall we can expect the "Sun Valley" update, which will bring a refreshed user interface to Windows 10 via the 21H2 update. Microsoft is making changes to the Start menu, the taskbar, and the way windows look. One of the goals is to make the Windows 10 user experience more consistent.


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