When Microsoft released Windows 10, users got a sigh of relief because it greatly improved on the features of Windows 8 and Windows 7. Though it has its own downside such as difficulties in transitioning from Windows 7 or 8, it has been a great success. Since the release of Windows 10, it is about four years and the debate of what is coming has raged on as developers and users explore different possibilities. Microsoft has been looking at ways of improving on Windows 10 and might have suggested that Windows 11 is coming by highlighting its fundamental components.
The Modern Operating System
Nick Parker, the Microsoft Corporate Vice President, when exploring the application of the latest PCs from manufacturers gave the biggest indication that the company is working on a new operating system. Without mentioning the name, Parker put a lot of emphasis on the modern operating system that would power the current machines and those of the future. It was an insight into a new, more robust, and customization modern OS.
The modern OS is geared to be an “enabler”. This means it will deliver ultimate experiences that customers anticipate from their PCs and operations. It will also be a “delighter” by leveraging innovation to enhance user operational experiences. Why is this a pointer to a new Windows under construction?
A closer look at enablers that Parker emphasized on demonstrates that they hold major solutions to the bulk of issues experienced in previous windows versions. This is why Microsoft wants them to be the basement for windows operations.
- Enablers have updates running seamlessly with no interruptions. This means that users can anticipate being on the latest Windows updates all the time.
- They also provide the best protection from malware attacks.
- Top notch performance.
- Easy connection to 5G and Wi-Fi.
To make the experience more impressive, the modern OS will use Delighters to enhance the user experience. Parker refers to it as “form factor agility” and it points at the key components that will make the next OS better compared to the previous versions and competitors. Here are some of “Delight” components:
- Cloud connectivity.
- Multi-sense action.
- Intelligent AI.
The Modern OS and PC Ecosystem
To clear the doubts about the coming operating system, Parker went ahead to explain how the delights and enablers work. He emphasized that Microsoft’s vision for the modern OS is to use the enablers and delights as the base elements to support PC ecosystem evolution. This implies three things:
- Microsoft is gearing for a more holistic OS compared to its previous versions.
- The company is consolidating present gains to improve the PC ecosystem for more personalized experiences.
- The new OS will take advantage of computing advancements and power of artificial intelligence (AI) to make it easy for users to get breakthrough performances.
From the Parker’s revelation, there is no doubt that something big is coming. However, the principles, concepts, and features are still unclear and could be the premises for Windows 11, Windows Update, or shift to simply Windows by Microsoft. Besides, he could also be simply highlighting how Microsoft seeks to enhance its systems operation ecosystem without necessarily engineering a new system.