On Wednesday, one of the most valuable companies globally, Microsoft, announced it would unveil the next generation of Windows on June 24. The move came a week after CEO Satya Nadella teased major enhancements to the PC operating system for developers and creators.
Remarkably, Windows is the dominant operating system for personal computers. It is the source of 14% of the total revenue for Microsoft. The firm has pushed two updates each year to its Windows 10 operating system since it first became available in 2015.
CEO Satya Nadella made the Windows remarks last week shortly after announcing that it won’t ship Windows 10X. This operating system was initially for dual-screen devices such as the Surface Neo, which has been suspended.
The firm then focused on single-screen PCs such as laptops for Windows 10X. On May 18 it announced that instead of bringing a product called Windows 10X to market in 2021, they are leveraging learnings from their journey thus far. The company also added that they were accelerating the integration of key foundational 10X technology into other Windows and other products.
Microsoft Would Enable Developers to Use Third-Party Commerce Systems
The company reported the latest Windows 10 update last month with only small changes. Microsoft is working on an update to Windows with the code name Sun Valley. Remarkably, it includes a more modern look. Rounded corners are coming to components such as the Start menu, technology news website Windows Central reported in February. The site also announced Microsoft could ship a revamp of its Windows app store. It will enable developers to use third-party commerce systems alongside the Sun Valley update.
According to an invitation the firm sent to reporters, the event will be held online at 11 a.m. ET. Nadella will be there, with Panos Panay, Microsoft’s chief product officer, who has been the face of the firm’s Surface devices.