From May 25-27, Microsoft held its annual Build Developer Conference online and made a somewhat cryptic announcement, but considered by many to be very important: it's coming "a new generation of Windows". From words to deeds: Microsoft has sent the press an invitation for an online conference to be held on 24nd June.
That the conference will be an opportunity to understand where Microsoft Windows will go in the next 10 years is confirmed by two names and surnames: Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, e Panos Panay, head of the Surface division (laptops and innovative Windows devices). Both bigwigs of the Redmond giant will be present at the meeting, a sign that something very important will be announced. What, exactly, nobody knows especially because Microsoft still holds a dominant share of the market for desktop and laptop operating systems, but for several years it has been in evident trouble in the face of the new one that advances. After closing the brief experience of Windows Mobile (2010-2014) and having probably archived the novelty Windows 10X for dual-screen devices, it is by no means possible to make realistic predictions about what exactly Microsoft will present on June 24th.
New Windows, the words of Microsoft
This being the case, therefore, we can only limit ourselves to re-reading the words spoken by Satya Nadella during the Build 2021: “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 very excited about the next generation of Windows “.
Nadella, however, also specified that the new generation of Windows will serve to "create more opportunities for each developer who uses Windows and we will welcome anyone with ideas and who is looking for an innovative and open platform to create, distribute and monetize applications “.
This is why many have read something different between the lines: more than a new Windows, a new one would be on the way Microsoft Store, perhaps more integrated with the operating system, through which those who develop apps for Windows can find greater sources of income. Perhaps even with lower commissions than in the past.
It won't be Windows 10X
Until last month, Microsoft was still officially developing a new operating system: Windows 10X. It is an operating system that is partly different from the normal Windows 10, announced in October 2019 and then "unofficially" abandoned (at least as authoritative sources indicate) to focus on the development of classic Windows 10.
Windows 10X was supposed to be the OS for i devices with two screens or innovative form factors, such as i Surface Neo. The fact that Panos Panay will also take part in the online meeting on June 24th shrouds the event program even more in mystery. All that remains is to wait three weeks, then, to learn about the future of Microsoft Windows.
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