A few days ago Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, indicated that they were preparing the largest Windows 11 update since the launch of the Windows 10 operating system. Different hypotheses have quickly emerged, with the possible announcement and launch of Windows 11 gaining special strength.
On June 24, Microsoft could announce the new Windows 11 operating system
There is really little that we know that Microsoft will announce on June 24 about its Windows operating system. Of course, the company is already in charge of generating great expectations. Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Modern Life, Search and Devices Group posted the following message on Twitter:
Microsoft was scheduled to announce the Windows 10 21H2 update. Updates of this type involve a huge number of improvements that usually bring design changes and new features, as well as some other problems that must be patched in a hurry. Finally it seems that Microsoft announced the new operating system Windows 11, according to all the rumors.
Theoretically Windows 10 was going to be the “latest version of Windows.” After Windows 10 we would no longer see a new operating system, updates and optimizations would simply be launched for it. This assumes that the hypothetical Windows 11 that is being rumored would be a huge change in Microsoft’s plans.
Microsoft has been working on the package called Sun Valley for a long time, which has been labeled by the company as “a complete visual rejuvenation of Windows.” This would be a huge update to the user interface with all kinds of changes and improvements.
On the other hand, manufacturers of computers and computer components are already rubbing their hands at this possibility. The launch of the new versions of Windows represents an interest on the part of users to update their computers and also for the Microsoft operating system.
Windows 11: Possibly Considered Microsoft’s Best Operating System
If we review the history of Windows operating systems, we see that there has been a clear pattern. After a bad version of Windows, the company has always released a really good version. Many will remember the nefarious Windows Vista, a horrible operating system sandwiched between Windows XP and Windows 7, two of the most iconic versions of Microsoft’s operating system.
Between Windows 7 and Windows 10 we find Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, operating system versions that passed without pain or glory, and that they liked little because they were very focused on tablets, although their integration into these devices was negligible.
Microsoft’s latest ‘hint’ on the supposed launch of Windows 11
The expectation around the Windows event on June 24 is very high, and Microsoft knows this and wants to take advantage of it. In the last hours the Redmond Corporation released a promotional video with “relaxation sounds”, intended for those who are very excited about the announcement that will be made in the coming weeks. The peculiar data? The clip lasts exactly 11 minutes. Not a second more, not a second less.
As expected, the publication has gained a great impact on the web. The specific duration seems to be one more clue that, indeed, Windows 11 will be Microsoft’s great launch in 2021. In return, it may be the ultimate trolling by the Redmond Corporation to divert attention elsewhere and not to the actual announcement. But it does not appear to be the case.
The content of the video was cataloged by Microsoft as a “Slow-fi Remix”of the startup sounds of previous versions of its operating system. Basically, the firm took the audio samples from Windows 95, XP and 7, and reduced their speed by 4000%.
Another aspect to highlight is that Microsoft’s “relaxing sounds” are accompanied by images that recall the historic wallpapers of each platform. The video ends with the well-known promotional graphic for the June 24 event, which features the Windows logo with a projection of light that appears to form an 11 in its shadow. What time does it start? At 11:00 ET, of course.
Microsoft feeds the expectation of the possible launch of Windows 11
As we discussed in previous articles, the certainties about Microsoft’s announcement are not too many. There are rumors and speculations of various caliber, which are added to some clues provided by the company’s executives. At the Build 2021 conference, CEO Satya Nadella spoke of the biggest Windows revamp in a decade, also referring to it as the “next generation” of the OS.
The exceeded point to a revamped graphical border, a new app store, and a focus on gaming and entertainment. If Microsoft really does plan to launch Windows 11, it seems to be playing its cards right to keep up expectations about what the future of the platform will be.