The programs of Microsoft su Windows they are not at all shrouded in mystery. In fact, it has long been known that the Redmond company has an important user experience revision in the pipeline for next fall, and that an event dedicated to Windows is planned on the subject that should be held in the coming weeks.
However, it was Satya Nadella himself, CEO of Microsoft, during the opening of the annual Build 2021 developer conference to anticipate more than something about the work currently in progress, coming to define the project as "the future of Windows, one of the updates most significant of the last ten years “. At the presentation of Windows 10, the company had been keen to underline how the concept of version or major release was to be considered outdated, that the operating system was by now to be understood in continuous evolution beyond the "labels", but the fact that Nadella talked about “Next generation of Windows“, perhaps only to underline the great step forward for which Windows is preparing, opens up some doubts on the issue.
Microsoft CEO's speech on Windows
The entire speech given by CEO Satya Nadella, including the premise about the near future of the operating system, is available on YouTube. Here are Nadella's words on the subject:
“Windows has never been more important. Windows 10 is used by more than 1,3 billion people to work, learn, connect and play. It all starts from Windows as a dev box. Windows brings all development and collaboration tools together in one place. It allows you to choose the hardware you want, to work with Linux and has a modern terminal.
We will soon be sharing one of the most significant Windows updates of the last decade to increase revenue opportunities for developers and creators. I've been following it closely over the past few months and am quite excited about the next generation of Windows. Our promise is to create more opportunities for every developer using Windows, and we will welcome anyone who has ideas and is looking for an innovative and open platform to build, deploy and monetize applications. We look forward to sharing more, very soon. "
What to expect from the new Windows
Microsoft is in a position not very comfortable. On the one hand it has an application store that is scarcely used by both developers and users, on the other hand it must necessarily beware of a competitor such as Apple which is on the launch pad.
In Cupertino they ushered in a new era with the launch of the M1-based chips ARM architecture, therefore directly derived from the mobile world, and consequently they are adapting MacOS and the whole ecosystem to this epochal transition, while Microsoft has not so far been able to adequately and convincingly exploit the ARM architecture that could be the future, or at least it is to hear Apple and to see the (remarkable) results that this choice is already bringing.
Nadella first of all anticipated that there is every intention to make things change, at least around the application store. And who knows that there is also more to come for developers and users.
A new generation of Windows is on its way