The biggest Windows 10 update to date would come in 2021
Since its launch in 2015, Windows 10 has kept a pretty consistent look. Microsoft releases major new updates twice a year, but most changes are not visible to the naked eye.
Thus, it is most likely that every six months you will have to search the Internet for the news. This means that these features are highly unlikely to completely change the way you use your computer.
However, all this could change in the next 12 months. As reported from Windows Central , Microsoft is planning a major redesign of the Windows 10 user interface in 2021. It is likely to be similar to Windows 10X , a simpler version of the operating system that should also be released next year.
Some of the big changes that are expected have to do with certain aspects of the user interface that need to be updated for a long time. File Explorer has hardly been changed in the last five years, while tablet mode still doesn’t offer an intuitive experience on 2-in-1 devices.
The October 2020 update introduced some changes to the Start menu, but a more radical redesign has long been rumored. According to Windows Latest , improvements are expected to the taskbar, activity center, and other menus.
This update, codenamed “Sun Valley,” should arrive at the end of next year, perhaps as part of the major update in October 2021. However, it may be the only major update that year, as ZDNet believes that “the arrival of Windows 10X will change everything for Windows.”
Now before you get excited, there are two buts you should know. First, internal documents that reveal Microsoft’s plans do not specify what changes will be. Most likely, they will continue in line with the changes of 2017, but little else is known.
On the other hand, and perhaps more importantly, it should be noted that Microsoft wants to be able to bring these news to Windows 10 in 2021. It is unlikely that all the features suggested in the early development phases will end up reaching the final version.
In any case, it is a step forward. Panos Panay, head of Microsoft’s Product Office and leader of the project, has assured that people want to go from needing Windows to wanting it. Making Windows 10 sleeker and more modern could do just that.