Pain point. No more. The modern Windows UI is something that ticks a lot of folks the wrong way. Luckily, there are signs that Microsoft is finally ready to right the wrong.
This, the company is doing with what is being called Sun Valley.
Codename, of course.
As reported, the software titan is planning a big, wholesome refresh of the Windows 10 user interface in the very near future with the 21H2 release. It will be part of the Cobalt feature update that is due for release next fall.
The long and short of this is that this feature update will bring forth a UI refresh across the operating system and its various components and apps — think an overhaul of the Start Menu, Action Center, and many of the bundled Microsoft applications.
It will be an optional change, which is something that makes this whole deal rather interesting.
In fact, good old Mary Jo Foley has confirmed with her sources that the next version of the OS that is due in the second half of 2021 is internally being referred to as Windows 10++.
Most of these changes that Sun Valley brings about will likely work their way into Windows 10X for single-screen devices by spring of 2022. It is probably one of the handful of reasons why this platform is facing delays.
Redmond clearly feels that it is better for Windows 10X to spend more time in the oven.
All for a good cause, then!