New Windows Version Could Be Revealed During June 24 Event

A peek into the next-gen of Windows

Microsoft's new OS update, perhaps Windows 11 and reportedly named Sun Valley, will be unveiled during a Microsoft Windows event on June 24.

According to Windows Central, the new Windows 11 will focus on a better user interface and could have features like a redesigned taskbar with pinned apps, a battery usage chart, a new Start menu specific to Windows 11, a new widgets taskbar, and more. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella teased the “next generation of Windows” last month. 

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“Soon we will share one of the most significant updates to Windows of the past decade to unlock greater economic opportunity for developers and creators. I’ve been self-hosting it over the past several months, and I’m incredibly excited about the next generation of Windows,” Nadella said during a keynote in May’s Microsoft Build event. 

Windows Central also reports Microsoft would prioritize productivity and workflow features in Windows 11. An alleged new feature would “allow you to separate Microsoft Edge tabs from app windows in the snap assist view, making it easier to organize, find, and snap the content you want.”

While the latest operating system will be announced on June 24, users won’t be able to update to Windows 11 until reportedly this fall. 

"I’m incredibly excited about the next generation of Windows."

The last major Windows update in 2015 was Windows 10, which brought with it the then-new Microsoft Edge browser, biometric authentication with Windows Hello, a universal Windows application for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and more. 

Since then, there has been 12 updates to Windows 10, including the most recent Windows 10 21H1. This update was released last month and introduced multi-camera support to Windows Hello, the addition of the Open on hover option to the news and interests menu, and a few bug fixes and improvements. 

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