Microsoft boss hypes up next-gen Windows 10 -- announcement coming soon

Posted on Wednesday, May 26 2021 @ 14:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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During a keynote speech at the Build 2021 conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed the software giant will not talk about the next release of Windows 10 at the conference. Nadella explained he has been testing the "next generation" of Windows in recent months and he's pretty excited about it.

For many months, there have been various rumors about a rejuvenation of Windows 10. Codenamed Sun Valley, this new user interface is expected to debut with the Fall update of Windows 10. Nadella promised at Build 2021 that more details about the next-gen Windows 10 will be revealed soon at a separate event:
“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. 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 monetize applications. We look forward to sharing more very soon.”
One of the focus points of the new user interface will be to make Windows 10 more consistent. At the moment, the operating system is a bit of a patchwork of new and old user interface elements. On the surface, Windows 10 has a modern-style layout, but if you go a bit deeper you can still find menus with styling from twenty years ago.

At the same time, Microsoft will also roll out a new app store for Windows, with a lot more freedom than today. The Verge says it will soon be possible to submit any Windows application to the Windows Store, even a browser like Chrome or Firefox. Furthermore, there are whispers that Microsoft may even approve third-party commerce platforms. This would allow developers to circumvent the cut Microsoft takes on app and game purchases.

Via: The Verge

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