Microsoft is promising to showcase the “next generation” of Windows at an event on June 24 at 11 am ET / 8 am PT. The update, which will likely be called Windows 11, is expected to have a redesigned look for the operating system as well as updates to the platform’s built-in store.
We already got a glimpse of the next operating system before the announcement, as it leaked in somewhat usable condition. From what we’ve seen, 11 will be a big visual overhaul, taking inspiration from the all-new Windows 10X, with a redesigned taskbar and Start menu and a sharper overall look, including places like Explorer. files and the Windows Store. Despite the leak, there are still some things we’ll have to wait for Microsoft to show – for example, widgets appear to be back but don’t work in the leaked version.
Microsoft said in 2015 that Windows 10 would be “the last version of Windows”, so hopefully the presentation will provide some insight into why the company decided to call the next version Windows 11 instead of something like Windows. 10.5.
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