Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced plans for sweeping changes to Windows 10 user interface which will indicate that “Windows is BACK.” This is according to a job posting from the company looking for a Windows software engineer for an expected overhaul of Window 10 user interface.
A job listing for Windows upgrade
The company had posted the job listing in October when rumors emerged regarding the Sun Valley update for Windows 10. As per the job description, it is expected that Windows 10 20H2 update will be massive with the company indicating that it will be a sign that ”Windows is Back.”
According to the job listing, the engineer will work on the company’s key platform, Surfaces, and OEM partners to engineer and deliver a visual rejuvenation overhaul of Windows experiences to show customers the Window is BACK. The person will also work towards ensuring the Windows OS is the best among customers.
Interestingly Microsoft has since removed the reference to customers that Windows is back. The ad indicates that the engineer will help in building “polished, delighted Windows experiences and also for the Surface Hub product line. Microsoft is expecting some major changes to Windows 10 development in the next two years in its pipeline. Unfortunately, the company will not be releasing Windows 10 21H1 feature update in the spring as it normally does annually. However, the company plans to release its first Windows 10 run in 2021 for single-screen PCs.
Windows 10 21H2 to be different
According to Windows Central, the Windows 10 21H2 feature update will be dramatic compared to usual feature updates. Most importantly it will include UI refresh in several Windows components and apps. The UI refresh will reportedly include changes to the Start Menu, Action Centre, and some in bundled/box Microsoft apps which will be an optional change.
Microsoft has described the Sun Valley update in internal documents saying that it will reinvigorate and modernize the Windows desktop experience. As a result, this will be different compared to recent releases that didn’t have significant changes to Window 10 UI.