Microsoft unveils its next-generation Windows on June 24


Microsoft plans to showcase the “next generation of Windows” at an event later this month. The software giant has started sending media invitations to a Windows event on June 24. Both Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and chief product officer Panos Panay will present at the Windows event. Microsoft’s Windows event kicks off June 24 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT.

The invite comes just a week after Nadella teased a “next-generation Windows” announcement. Microsoft is expected to describe the following major changes to Windows, and they are likely to include some visual improvements. We expect to see some significant changes to the Windows user interface codenamed “Sun Valley.”

Microsoft’s Windows invite.

Microsoft confirmed last month that Windows 10X, the operating system originally built for dual-screen devices, is no longer shipping. The company is now rolling out the Windows 10X visuals in the major version of Windows 10.

Much of the visual work has already begun, with new system icons, improvements to the file explorer, and the end of Windows 95-era icons. Microsoft is also focusing on improving the basics of Windows, with fixes to an issue with rearranging apps on multiple monitors, the addition of the Xbox Auto HDR feature, and improvements to Bluetooth audio support.

Nadella has also promised to unlock a better economy for developers and creators within Windows itself, so we’ll probably take a closer look at the store changes coming to Windows. Microsoft has been working on a new app store for Windows for the past few months, and it is rumored that Microsoft is opening its store to all apps and competing payment platforms.

The edge will be covering Microsoft’s Windows event on June 24, so stay tuned for the latest.