Microsoft continues to develop a new version of Windows, called Next Valley, inside the company. Since the software giant has returned to the three-year operating system development cycle, the next major upgrade of the main Windows version is due to be released in 2024. It is unlikely that anyone expected that this week's Ignite conference would be able to see a prototype of the user interface of the new operating system, but this happened.
According to the source, Microsoft is still working on a prototype of the user interface, but also what was seen during the Ignite conference reflects the design of the developers. Among the most notable changes are the appearance of a floating task panel with rounded angles, the system track icons in the upper right corner of the working space, the search menu in the upper central part and the weather in the upper left corner.
The user interface model that could be seen at the Ignite conference was of relatively low quality. Therefore, on Windows Central, it was re-created as a high quality so that readers could have an idea of what it should look like. It is also expected that the new user interface will include a revised lock-and-authorization screen in the system, a modified notification centre, and much more.
Clearly, the purpose of updating the interface is not only to make it more up-to-date. The prototype design indicates that Microsoft is seeking to optimize the interface for sensor screen devices by trying to maintain the ability to interact comfortably with an OS using a mouse and keyboard. Developers want to make the future Windows easy to scale on computers, laptops, and tablets, including folding screen devices.