Windows 10 redesign: Microsoft is finally ready to reveal the next big update to its Windows 10 operating system. After months of rumors, the company is officially going to hold an event on June 24 that will detail “what’s next for Windows.”
Details are still scarce, but a Web page for the event, set for 11 a.m. ET on June 24, is already available. The web page shows a photo of what is presumably the new Windows logo, with rounded corners and visual elements of the Microsoft Fluent Design language.
Members of the media also received a similar message: an email showed the same headline and a message confirming that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Chief Product Officer Panos Panay would be attending the virtual event.
— Windows (@Windows) June 2, 2021
All of this is a natural hint at what many have come to know as the rumored “Sun Valley” update to Windows 10. This update, which was thought to arrive in the second half of this year, should bring a new Start menu, more rounded corners and a serious visual redesign of Windows 10. Other rumored changes include a newly redesigned Microsoft Store with support for traditional Win32 apps.
The news of the special event and redesign of Windows 10 shouldn’t be too surprising to most people. Over the past few months, Microsoft has been slowly creating hype about this moment. There have even been rumors that Microsoft wants to spin off Windows 10 into a separate event to better focus on the operating system after the company has neglected it for the past two years, releasing minor bug-destroying updates.
The company hinted at these plans when it announced the Windows 10 May 2021 update. At the time, it mentioned that it plans to move features from the cancelled Windows 10X operating system, such as voice typing and an upgraded touch keyboard, to regular Windows 10. A special event on June 24 is a great chance to talk more about this.
Surface head Panos Panay even said earlier this year that it would be “a massive year for Windows.” And at the Build 2021 developer conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella mentioned “next-generation Windows.”