After teasing the next iteration of Windows at Build last week, Microsoft has confirmed that the following operating system will be unveiled on June 24th at 11 a.m. Eastern. The firm has begun mailing out media invitations, and it has been confirmed that the event will be headlined by CEO Satya Nadella and chief product officer Panos Panay.
Nadella claimed he’s been testing the new OS for a few months at Build. “Today, we will create greater opportunity for every Windows developer, and we welcome any creator who is searching for the most inventive, fresh, open platform to build, distribute, and sell programmes,” he continued. That’s most likely a reference to Windows Store update speculations that would make it easier for developers to distribute their programs to users.
The event comes after Microsoft announced that Windows 10X, an OS variation designed for dual-screen devices, has been halted. Last year, the business moved its focus 10X to single-screen devices to produce a better Chrome OS competitor. Microsoft now intends to include some 10X functionality into Windows 10. So, what’s next for Microsoft after Windows 10? When it first came out in 2015, I thought it was a terrific mixture of Windows 7 and 8’s best features.
It has the former’s clean desktop along with the latter’s touchscreen smarts. Windows 10 was also the first significant indication of how different Microsoft had become under Nadella, who succeeded Steve Ballmer as CEO in 2014. Notably, he revealed that Windows 10 would be free for a year, reversing Microsoft’s prior charging policy for each significant edition. As a result, Nadella pushed people to upgrade from Windows 7 and 8, making Windows 10 a more viable platform for modern app developers.