Microsoft’s BUILD 2021 developer conference kicked off on Tuesday. While not consumer-oriented, there is usually some interesting information that will be of interest to the average Windows user. One example is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who said he was “incredibly excited” by the next Windows update and that it would arrive “very soon”. Additionally, Nadella said the release will be “one of the most important Windows updates of the past decade.”
Microsoft’s CEO framed the update in his call to developers, to match the BUILD audience. To avoid any misinterpretation, I have provided a full quote below, encompassing the above statements.
“Soon we’ll be sharing one of the most important Windows updates of the past decade to open up greater economic opportunities for developers and creators. I have self-hosted it for the past few months and am amazingly following it. excited about the next generation of Windows.
Our promise to you is this: Today we will create more opportunities for every Windows developer and welcome every creator looking for the most innovative, new and open platform to create, distribute and monetize. applications. We look forward to sharing more very soon. “
The above is fine, but details on why ordinary end users should be excited were slim yesterday. I found it interesting to hear the next operating system called “next generation Windows” rather than “Windows 10”, but that doesn’t mean the next version won’t be called Windows 10 something or the like.
The next major Windows 10 overhaul is rumored to be based on a renewed look and feel under the code name Sun Valley. However, there could be bigger changes above and below the surface with the recent announcement that the best technologies from Windows 10X will be integrated into the mainstream operating system, now that 10X has been cast aside.
BUILD 2021 isn’t expected to deliver other Sun Valley friendly nuggets, but some sources say a separate virtual event is planned to share more with the public on Sun Valley. Evidence of any changes should start arriving in versions of Windows Insider before an actual release, and we might get clues about a Windows renaming / rebranding by then if that is to happen.