Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella teases significant Windows update is on the way, when he opened Redmond’s Build conference for software developers this week.
In his keynote speech, Nadella said the Windows operating system will be getting better for developers, and soon it would share “one of the most significant updates of Windows of the past decade.”
This could be another major development for the veteran Windows 10 operating system, since it was launched way back in 2015, replacing Windows 8.1.
In October 2020, Microsoft sources had indicated the software giant wanted to ‘reinvigorate’ the Windows 10 user interface, with a significant design refresh to the Windows UI.
And then last week Microsoft confirmed that it no longer plans to release Windows 10X, designed for lightweight devices.
Indeed, Wndows 10X was originally supposed to arrive alongside new dual-screen devices like the Surface Neo, with a more lightweight and simplified interface and features.
But Windows 10X is now officially dead, and Microsoft is expected to incorporate its best bits into the Windows 10 OS.
Satya Nadella used his keynote speech to software developers on Tuesday to give them a bit of insight into the road ahead, and also made a number of cloud product announcements.
“Soon we will share one of the most significant updates of Windows of the past decade to unlock greater economic opportunity for developers and creators,” Nadella was quoted by CNBC as saying during his keynote. “I’ve been self-hosting it over the past several months, and I’m incredibly excited about the next generation of Windows.”
“Our promise to you is this: We will create more opportunities for every Windows developer today and welcome every creator who is looking for the most innovative, new, open platform to build and distribute and monetize applications,” he added.
Microsoft also opened up about upcoming new developments and new products.
According to CNBC, this included:
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