At the ongoing Microsoft build 2021 conference, Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, said this one of the most significant updates of windows of the past decade is coming very soon. I have been using it over the past several months and I’m incredibly excited about the next generation of Windows now, Satya Nadella saying the next generation of Windows is what has gotten everyone high.
I know Microsoft said that Windows 10 will be the last version of Windows, but that was way back in 2015. So is Windows 11. Finally coming well, Microsoft might be planning to call it Windows 11 or even the new Windows, but we know that three big changes are coming.
- The New UI
- New Features
- The New Windows Store
The New UI
So, the next generation of Windows has been in the news as the window Sun Valley update and the big change. It’s set to be bringing is a brand-new UI that is more refined and more modern. First top icons are getting better everywhere. I mean, Windows has already brought modern icons for a lot of its apps, but sun valley will bring modern icons. Everywhere I mean here all the new system icons that the Next-Gen Windows will be using and I’m not sure I like each one of these icons, but they do look flatter modern. And this is sort of an early look of things will get better. Microsoft is even getting rid of the outdated items that have been part of Windows since Windows 95, but apart from this, there are new icons everywhere.
For example, the File Explorer will also have more modern-looking items, now, apart from the icons, the new Windows will also have rounded corners everywhere be the start menu icons, context menus, or even app outlines everything is going to have a slightly rounded look, which I think looks more modern now since it is a new Windows update. There’s a new start menu coming, but there are rumors that Microsoft will do away with the whole life tiles, which no one cares about reality, and then instead go from more Windows 10X start menu sort of look where there is app icons quick access to files, etc.
Now this concept gives us a good idea of what is rumored with the live tiles gone rounded corners cleaner look. I mean, this looks nice, The big change in Windows Sun Valley is set to be a floating Design this means that the start menu, the Action Center, and the menus will be separated from the taskbar similar to what we saw on Windows 10X.
Another thing that Windows 10X will be contributing to the new Windows design is the Action Center. Well, here’s the Windows 10X is Action Center in action, and this modern-looking Action Center is said to be coming to windows In the Sun Valley update.
I mean, Microsoft did mention that all the Windows 10X is being killed, its features will come to the full version of Windows, so that’s indeed happening anyway. These are kind of early looks at the new upcoming Windows UI, but when this finally rolls out in a stable form, we can expect the new UI to be part of all of the system apps as well, and the alarm and clocks app was recently updated with this newer UI, so I’m expecting UI updates For all Windows apps in the next Gen windows.
The New Features
Apart from the UI changes, the new Windows version will also bring a lot of new features as well as improvements. For example, as you can see in the screenshot, you’ll be able to separate Microsoft Edge tabs from adding Windows in the snap assist the view, which will honestly make it easier to snap individual tabs as well as add windows.
Moreover, Snap assist will remember which apps are snapped exactly where on a larger display or multi-monitor setup, which I think will be very useful for a lot of people. The battery page is also getting better. Will now show you which apps are taking up the most battery.
I will also show you a timeline of battery usage. Microsoft is all set to be working on a new dashboard feature that will come here in this task new area and it will give you an overview of your Microsoft account showing users upcoming calendar events, recent documents in office emails, to-do’s list, etc.
Windows is also bringing new news and interest speed to the taskbar. It brings this icon in the taskbar where you can hover to get info on the weather along with news from amazon.com. Now, this feature is already available in a preview build, but Microsoft is said to be improving it further in the Sun Valley update.
The New Windows Store
The version Windows version will also bring a brand-new Window store. Now, this new Windows Store will bring a new more appealing UI, but what will be more important is the new policies. According to the fox at Windows Central, three big changes are coming to the new Windows Store.
1st Windows Store will now developers to submit unpackaged win 32 apps.
2nd developers will be able to host their apps on their own CDN.
3rd developers will be able to use third-party commerce platforms. Apps, so what do these changes mean? Well, this means the developer will be able to submit raw EXE or MSI packages to the store, so we can expect traditional software to be available via the store.
Also, since apps can use their own CDN as that ever-built-in auto-update feature like Chrome or Firefox will have no issues. That means the developer can use their own in App revenue sources. So, they don’t have to pay any money to Microsoft.
Now all of this does mean that a lot of popular apps that are still not available in the Windows Store like the Adobe Apps, Chrome, Firefox, etc might finally make it in the Windows Store in the new Windows Store but We’ll have to wait and see, so far this is everything we know about the next Gen Windows Update, but there will be more new features, more changes that we still don’t know about, but you know what?
The UI refresh refinement is something very important because let’s face it, Windows had started to become a little stagnant boring now there is a chance that Microsoft might not call this update Windows 11. Instead, they might remove the number and make it the new Windows, I just hope Microsoft does not go with Windows 10 in October update Windows 10.1 or something like that.
I think Microsoft should go ahead with Windows 11 because you know Windows needs a fresh start. It’s still a platform, a majority of the people use and Microsoft needs to get as excited about using it anyway. I want to know what you guys hate about. Windows 10 and if there’s something you want Microsoft to change in the next generation update, so comment down below.