Technology A major Windows 10 update is on the way. Here's what to know
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Microsoft may have only just rolled out the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system, the (also known as version 21H1), but we're already looking ahead to big changes the tech giant has planned for an upcoming release.
At the Microsoft Build developer's conference on May 25, Microsoft was planning "one of the most significant updates of Windows of the past decade," confirming rumors about a major redesign on the horizon for the 1.3 billion users of the OS in 2021.
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Here's what we know so far about the next major Windows 10 update, including potential release dates, new features and more. This story will be updated as we learn more.
What new features will the new Windows 10 redesign include?
The update, reportedly code-named Sun Valley, could bring a redesigned Start menu, Action Center, File Explorer and , with a more modern look and new features, according to a .
Another factor: Microsoft said that its designed for dual-screen devices like the and the will not actually be released. Instead, Microsoft will build parts of that technology and products from the company, according to a May 18 blog post.
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The combination of the Microsoft Graph and Windows Update for Business gives IT managers granular control over updates to users' devices -- on-site and at home.xxx
The Windows Central report said that it's likely some of the feature updates will be based on the same experiences found in Windows 10X, but customized for desktop.
When will Microsoft release the next version of Windows 10?
We won't know exactly when the next Windows 10 update will arrive until Microsoft formally announces it. But CNET's sister sitethat it's targeted for the second half of the year, while that it will arrive around the holiday season. At the Microsoft Build conference on May 25, Nadella said that Microsoft plans to unveil the new version "very soon."
Microsoft said it did not have any further information to share at this time.
Would the new update potentially be called Windows 11?
With the release of Windows 10 back in 2015, Microsoft was clear that this would be "the last version of Windows" -- so it's unlikely that it would be called Windows 11. However, we don't know if this bigger update will get some sort of moniker. Nadella called it "the next generation of Windows" in his keynote speech at Microsoft Build. Naturally, we won't know for sure until Microsoft formally announces the update.
Windows 11 leak hands-on: Like Windows 10 meets MacOS
After dabbling with the (now infamous) Windows 11 leak for several hours, I've come to a surprising conclusion: It feels a lot like MacOS. Now hear me out: Windows 11, at least in this early version we're looking at, is basically a decluttered version of Windows 10. It has some of the optimizations we were expecting to see in Windows 10X, but now that I'm actually experiencing it, I'm getting some serious Mac vibes. The most obvious differenceThe most obvious difference is the new centered Taskbar. It works like it has since Windows 95, housing the Start menu button, active apps and your choice of shortcuts. But it's all icons now — I can't find any options to show Window labels in the Taskbar.
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Windows 11: Understanding the system requirements and the security benefits .
Security is a big part of Windows 11, but so is delivering productivity and a good experience with all the security features turned on.The minimum system requirements of 1GHz or faster dual-core processors, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage are what Microsoft Office and Teams already specify.