Time of change for Microsoft. A new version of Windows is upon us.
After anticipating the new generation of Windows via Build last week, Microsoft has confirmed that it will officially unveil the new version of its operating system on June 24 at 11am (ET) then around 5pm as far as our country is concerned. The company has started sending out invitations to the media and it is now confirmed that CEO Satya Nadella and chief product officer Panos Panay will headline the event.
Nadella said she has been testing the new operating system in the past few months. Declaring:
“We will create more opportunities for every developer and welcome every creator who is looking for a more innovative, new and open platform to build, distribute and monetize applications.”
Probably we will see a Windows update, which could make it easier for developers to distribute their apps to consumers.
The event announcement follows news that Microsoft has stopped development of the Windows 10X, a variant of the operating system initially intended for dual-screen devices. Now, Microsoft plans to bring some 10X features in the next software release. We will certainly see some good ones.
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So where can Microsoft go after Windows 10? When it launched in 2015, you’ll all remember what a great combination of the best features of Windows 7 and 8 it was. It had the clean desktop of the former, with touchscreen capabilities of the latter (thankfully, the Start menu returned too).
Notably, Microsoft’s CEO announced that Windows 10 would be free for a year (and even more for some users), a huge change from Microsoft’s previous strategy of charging for each new version. In doing so, Nadella encouraged users to switch between Windows 7 and 8, making Windows 10 a more viable platform for developers who wanted to create modern apps.
We’re betting that Microsoft will put many of the dual-screen features of Windows 10X into its next operating system. We have yet to see many truly dual-screen PCs, aside from i Yoga Books by Lenovo, so the door is wide open for Microsoft to encourage more PC manufacturers to take this leap. The company also clearly needs to work on Windows support for devices ARM, as its current operating system offers flagship hardware such as the Surface Pro X.
Now that Apple has successfully moved its computers up chip M1 based on ARM, Microsoft has to go to great lengths to bring PCs with the same technology to market.