Microsoft is currently finalizing a major update to its software platform known as Sun Valley and will be officially released on June 24th. We already know about massive changes to the Windows user interface, but it looks like the software giant is planning to implement “modernization of existing parts of Windows UX.”
Windows 10 launched in 2015 and since then, developers have been regularly improving the OS. However, many of the interface elements have remained unchanged. In fact, Windows 10 currently uses elements from Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and even Windows 95. Although some of the updated interface elements have already appeared in test builds of Windows 10, the developers want to modernize the existing user interface.
We have a confirmation about this by a recent Microsoft job posting that mentions “creating new and modernizing existing elements of Windows UX”. To improve the quality of work in this area, Microsoft is conducting an internal study, which examines the opinion of users about what exactly needs to be improved. Microsoft was also looking for a Windows UX Modernization Program Leader, but that vacancy has already been closed. We can assume that the company has found a suitable specialist.
As for the Sun Valley project, we expect it to be more than just an update to Windows 10; but a full-fledged new operating system, Windows 11. What the developers are actually preparing for users will become known on June 24th.
Microsoft has suspended the release of preliminary assemblies of Windows 10 in anticipation of the announcement of the new OS
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the imminent announcement of “the next generation of Windows” at a special event on June 24th. Now it became known that the developers have suspended the release of full test builds of Windows 10 for participants in the Insider program, replacing them with regular cumulative updates. This was probably in order not to reveal all the secrets of the future Windows before the official presentation.
According to reports, Microsoft is preparing a major update to its software platform; which is in development under the codename Sun Valley. Rumor has it that the developers will present not just an update, but a full-fledged Windows 11; which will receive new features and a redesigned user interface. It seems that Microsoft does not want to disclose the features of the new OS ahead of time; since even within the framework of the insider program, the release of full-fledged test assemblies is temporarily stopped.
This week, Windows 10 Build 21390.1000 was available via Insider Channel; which is a regular cumulative update without any features or significant changes. Microsoft explained this approach by the need to test the cumulative update in preliminary assemblies to fix the errors. Microsoft will focus on rolling out cumulative updates for Windows 10 over the next few weeks; with full builds with new features coming after a Windows event at the end of the month.