In order to show users that "Windows is back," Microsoft is preparing a radical "visual rejuvenation" of its flagship operating system .
This is clear from a recent job posting posted by Microsoft, seeking a software engineer for the Windows Core User Experiences team.
“On this team, you will work with our key platform, Surface, and OEM partners to prepare and deliver a radical visual rejuvenation of Windows experiences to signal to our customers that Windows is RETURNED and ensure that Windows is considered the best operating system experience of user for their clients ”, indicated the original notice.
According to The Verge , Microsoft removed references to "radical visual rejuvenation" early on Monday, January 4, although multiple users saw the ad over the weekend.
The company plans to launch Windows 10X or Windows Core in the second quarter of 2021 (first boreal), which will unify the Windows experience in all its variants.
One of the main changes that is expected is the one called Sun Valley, which was revealed in October 2020 by Windows Central .
According to this version, Microsoft plans to revise the Start menu, File Explorer and the applications integrated in Windows 10, to modernize them and make them more consistent.
Other tweaks would include updates to Windows sliders and buttons, and to applications that run on the operating system.
Microsoft could also improve the Windows experience in tablet mode, particularly the mouse / trackpad transition and touch interactions of Surface devices.