moderated New Win OS?


Randy Barnett
 

Well, Here we go  again. Not looking forward to another complete OS overhaul...

[tech-vi Announce List] Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of
Windows' on June 24

Windows Central - News, Forums, Reviews, Help for Windows 10 and all
things Microsoft. - Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Event
Source: Microsoft

What you need to know
list of 3 items
• Microsoft is holding a Windows event on June 24.
• It plans to unveil the "next generation of Windows."
• The event is online and will be publicly broadcast live starting at 11
AM ET.
list end

Microsoft
has announced
 an event taking place on June 24 where it will unveil the next
generation of Windows. The event will be online, and begin at 11AM
Eastern Time. The company
is expected to unveil a new user interface and feature set for Windows,
and possibly position this new version of Windows as
"Windows 11."

The company has been working on a complete rejuvenation of the Windows
Desktop user interface (codenamed
Sun Valley)
for some time, and this event will be where the company finally shows
off what it's been building. Windows 10 has been the latest version of
Windows for
six years, and has remained much the same.

Sun Valley is expected to deliver a new Start menu and Taskbar layout,
icons, sounds, app designs, and fluid animations. Microsoft may take
this user experience
rejuvenation effort as a chance to ship a "new" version of Windows, and
we think it could possibly fall under the
Windows 11
 moniker. We'll have to wait and see what Microsoft actually does at
the event on June 24.

block quote
What do you think it'll be called?

— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden)
June 2, 2021
block quote end

Microsoft recently canceled plans to ship a new version of Windows called
Windows 10X,
which was built on a modern version of the OS called Windows Core OS.
Windows 10X was first going to ship on dual-screen PCs like the Surface
Neo before
being repositioned as a platform that would compete against Chromebooks
in the low-end market.

The company has announced that it will be bringing the best of Windows
10X to the full version of Windows now that 10X isn't coming. Perhaps
we'll see
the result of that at this event on June 24.

What are you hoping to see at the event? Let us know in the comments.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links.
Learn more.
article
figure
Do you like the name Windows 11?
figure end
the future is now

Do you like the name Windows 11?

We're on the cusp of seeing the biggest Windows news drop in a long
time. Could it be the unveiling of Windows 11, and if it is, is that an
OS name that
excites you?
article end
https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-will-unveil-next-generation-windows-june-24

     David Goldfield
Assistive Technology Specialist
Feel free to visit my Web site
WWW.DavidGoldfield.info


Albert Cutolo
 

Good evening Randy,

Thanks for sharing this news and for posting it too the list. My question here is, if we all have windows 10 on our computers, will this new windows operating system enable us too get it as an upgrade, or will we be forced too purchase it through Microsoft. Also, I'm wondering if Jaws or Vespero is aware of this change to windows, and its new operating system. Looks like for us, it's going to be catch up time once again, and another learning curve that we'll have too deal with. But I suppose, that is what technology is all about.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 4:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: New Win OS?Al,
System
Well, Here we go again. Not looking forward to another complete OS overhaul...

[tech-vi Announce List] Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Central - News, Forums, Reviews, Help for Windows 10 and all things Microsoft. - Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Event
Source: Microsoft

What you need to know
list of 3 items
• Microsoft is holding a Windows event on June 24.
• It plans to unveil the "next generation of Windows."
• The event is online and will be publicly broadcast live starting at 11 AM ET.
list end

Microsoft
has announced
an event taking place on June 24 where it will unveil the next generation of Windows. The event will be online, and begin at 11AM Eastern Time. The company is expected to unveil a new user interface and feature set for Windows, and possibly position this new version of Windows as "Windows 11."

The company has been working on a complete rejuvenation of the Windows Desktop user interface (codenamed Sun Valley) for some time, and this event will be where the company finally shows off what it's been building. Windows 10 has been the latest version of Windows for six years, and has remained much the same.

Sun Valley is expected to deliver a new Start menu and Taskbar layout, icons, sounds, app designs, and fluid animations. Microsoft may take this user experience rejuvenation effort as a chance to ship a "new" version of Windows, and we think it could possibly fall under the Windows 11
moniker. We'll have to wait and see what Microsoft actually does at the event on June 24.

block quote
What do you think it'll be called?

— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden)
June 2, 2021
block quote end

Microsoft recently canceled plans to ship a new version of Windows called Windows 10X, which was built on a modern version of the OS called Windows Core OS.
Windows 10X was first going to ship on dual-screen PCs like the Surface Neo before being repositioned as a platform that would compete against Chromebooks in the low-end market.

The company has announced that it will be bringing the best of Windows 10X to the full version of Windows now that 10X isn't coming. Perhaps we'll see the result of that at this event on June 24.

What are you hoping to see at the event? Let us know in the comments.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links.
Learn more.
article
figure
Do you like the name Windows 11?
figure end
the future is now

Do you like the name Windows 11?

We're on the cusp of seeing the biggest Windows news drop in a long time. Could it be the unveiling of Windows 11, and if it is, is that an OS name that excites you?
article end
https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-will-unveil-next-generation-windows-june-24

David Goldfield
Assistive Technology Specialist
Feel free to visit my Web site
WWW.DavidGoldfield.info


JM Casey
 

Obviously much remains to be seen, but I don’t' think anybody will be forced to do anything.
If the new look (and that's what it sounds like these things mostly are) comes to Windows 10 at all, it'll be quite a ways off -- and we'll likely be able to turn features on or off as we choose.
Definitely no need to be alarmed, but it's good to share this sort of thing on the list.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: June 7, 2021 06:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: New Win OS?

Good evening Randy,

Thanks for sharing this news and for posting it too the list. My question here is, if we all have windows 10 on our computers, will this new windows operating system enable us too get it as an upgrade, or will we be forced too purchase it through Microsoft. Also, I'm wondering if Jaws or Vespero is aware of this change to windows, and its new operating system. Looks like for us, it's going to be catch up time once again, and another learning curve that we'll have too deal with. But I suppose, that is what technology is all about.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 4:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: New Win OS?Al,
System
Well, Here we go again. Not looking forward to another complete OS overhaul...

[tech-vi Announce List] Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Central - News, Forums, Reviews, Help for Windows 10 and all things Microsoft. - Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Event
Source: Microsoft

What you need to know
list of 3 items
• Microsoft is holding a Windows event on June 24.
• It plans to unveil the "next generation of Windows."
• The event is online and will be publicly broadcast live starting at 11 AM ET.
list end

Microsoft
has announced
an event taking place on June 24 where it will unveil the next generation of Windows. The event will be online, and begin at 11AM Eastern Time. The company is expected to unveil a new user interface and feature set for Windows, and possibly position this new version of Windows as "Windows 11."

The company has been working on a complete rejuvenation of the Windows Desktop user interface (codenamed Sun Valley) for some time, and this event will be where the company finally shows off what it's been building. Windows 10 has been the latest version of Windows for six years, and has remained much the same.

Sun Valley is expected to deliver a new Start menu and Taskbar layout, icons, sounds, app designs, and fluid animations. Microsoft may take this user experience rejuvenation effort as a chance to ship a "new" version of Windows, and we think it could possibly fall under the Windows 11
moniker. We'll have to wait and see what Microsoft actually does at the event on June 24.

block quote
What do you think it'll be called?

— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden)
June 2, 2021
block quote end

Microsoft recently canceled plans to ship a new version of Windows called Windows 10X, which was built on a modern version of the OS called Windows Core OS.
Windows 10X was first going to ship on dual-screen PCs like the Surface Neo before being repositioned as a platform that would compete against Chromebooks in the low-end market.

The company has announced that it will be bringing the best of Windows 10X to the full version of Windows now that 10X isn't coming. Perhaps we'll see the result of that at this event on June 24.

What are you hoping to see at the event? Let us know in the comments.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links.
Learn more.
article
figure
Do you like the name Windows 11?
figure end
the future is now

Do you like the name Windows 11?

We're on the cusp of seeing the biggest Windows news drop in a long time. Could it be the unveiling of Windows 11, and if it is, is that an OS name that excites you?
article end
https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-will-unveil-next-generation-windows-june-24

David Goldfield
Assistive Technology Specialist
Feel free to visit my Web site
WWW.DavidGoldfield.info


 

Windows code named "Sun Valley" has been in the pipeline for ages and has been in the hands of Windows Insiders for early testing.

It is not, contrary to the hype (some of it being ginned up by Microsoft), a fundamentally new Windows.  Much ado about not much.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


JM Casey
 

That’s what I thought even from reading that post.

Some person “thinks it’ll be Windows 11”

Yeah, right.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: June 7, 2021 06:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: New Win OS?

 

Windows code named "Sun Valley" has been in the pipeline for ages and has been in the hands of Windows Insiders for early testing.

It is not, contrary to the hype (some of it being ginned up by Microsoft), a fundamentally new Windows.  Much ado about not much.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


Tom Behler
 

Albert:

I hear what you are saying about new technology, and the need to keep up with it.

But, weren't we promised by Microsoft at one point that there would be no new operating system beyond Windows 10, with all future changes being implemented within that particular operating system?

Maybe I'm loosing my mind, but I swear I read that info from several credible sources.

If this new operating system is really going to happen, I truly wonder how many people will go for it, especially since we all (or many of us) just upgraded to Windows 10 fairly recently.

Ok, I'll stop my rant now.

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 6:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: New Win OS?

Good evening Randy,

Thanks for sharing this news and for posting it too the list. My question here is, if we all have windows 10 on our computers, will this new windows operating system enable us too get it as an upgrade, or will we be forced too purchase it through Microsoft. Also, I'm wondering if Jaws or Vespero is aware of this change to windows, and its new operating system. Looks like for us, it's going to be catch up time once again, and another learning curve that we'll have too deal with. But I suppose, that is what technology is all about.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 4:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: New Win OS?Al,
System
Well, Here we go again. Not looking forward to another complete OS overhaul...

[tech-vi Announce List] Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Central - News, Forums, Reviews, Help for Windows 10 and all things Microsoft. - Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Event
Source: Microsoft

What you need to know
list of 3 items
• Microsoft is holding a Windows event on June 24.
• It plans to unveil the "next generation of Windows."
• The event is online and will be publicly broadcast live starting at 11 AM ET.
list end

Microsoft
has announced
an event taking place on June 24 where it will unveil the next generation of Windows. The event will be online, and begin at 11AM Eastern Time. The company is expected to unveil a new user interface and feature set for Windows, and possibly position this new version of Windows as "Windows 11."

The company has been working on a complete rejuvenation of the Windows Desktop user interface (codenamed Sun Valley) for some time, and this event will be where the company finally shows off what it's been building. Windows 10 has been the latest version of Windows for six years, and has remained much the same.

Sun Valley is expected to deliver a new Start menu and Taskbar layout, icons, sounds, app designs, and fluid animations. Microsoft may take this user experience rejuvenation effort as a chance to ship a "new" version of Windows, and we think it could possibly fall under the Windows 11
moniker. We'll have to wait and see what Microsoft actually does at the event on June 24.

block quote
What do you think it'll be called?

— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden)
June 2, 2021
block quote end

Microsoft recently canceled plans to ship a new version of Windows called Windows 10X, which was built on a modern version of the OS called Windows Core OS.
Windows 10X was first going to ship on dual-screen PCs like the Surface Neo before being repositioned as a platform that would compete against Chromebooks in the low-end market.

The company has announced that it will be bringing the best of Windows 10X to the full version of Windows now that 10X isn't coming. Perhaps we'll see the result of that at this event on June 24.

What are you hoping to see at the event? Let us know in the comments.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links.
Learn more.
article
figure
Do you like the name Windows 11?
figure end
the future is now

Do you like the name Windows 11?

We're on the cusp of seeing the biggest Windows news drop in a long time. Could it be the unveiling of Windows 11, and if it is, is that an OS name that excites you?
article end
https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-will-unveil-next-generation-windows-june-24

David Goldfield
Assistive Technology Specialist
Feel free to visit my Web site
WWW.DavidGoldfield.info


 

I don't know why it's so difficult for folks to understand this is the next evolution under Windows 10, period, end of sentence.

Your machine will be updated to it via a feature update just like has been happening since 2015.  I wouldn't care if they called it Windows 25, I don't have to do anything to get it and it's just the next feature update.

And it was said, repeatedly, by Microsoft that Windows 10 would be "the final Windows," and it pretty much has been.  I expect that they're eventually going to drop the "10" from the designation, and that will likely come during some feature update in the unspecified future.

Windows As A Service was a tectonic shift in how Windows updates were to be handled going forward.  Until and unless that delivery paradigm changes, things will stay pretty much as they are in terms of twice yearly feature updates, one of which is often trivial.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


David Moore
 

I have build 21390.1! Is that what you are talking about?


On Mon, Jun 7, 2021, 7:53 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
I don't know why it's so difficult for folks to understand this is the next evolution under Windows 10, period, end of sentence.

Your machine will be updated to it via a feature update just like has been happening since 2015.  I wouldn't care if they called it Windows 25, I don't have to do anything to get it and it's just the next feature update.

And it was said, repeatedly, by Microsoft that Windows 10 would be "the final Windows," and it pretty much has been.  I expect that they're eventually going to drop the "10" from the designation, and that will likely come during some feature update in the unspecified future.

Windows As A Service was a tectonic shift in how Windows updates were to be handled going forward.  Until and unless that delivery paradigm changes, things will stay pretty much as they are in terms of twice yearly feature updates, one of which is often trivial.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


 

Hi,

I don’t think so, as a cumulative update for that build was just released, with Microsoft pausing major build releases for dev channel Windows Insiders for a few weeks. I’m keeping a very close eye on this development – expect initial confusion for a while.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 5:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: New Win OS?

 

I have build 21390.1! Is that what you are talking about?

 

On Mon, Jun 7, 2021, 7:53 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

I don't know why it's so difficult for folks to understand this is the next evolution under Windows 10, period, end of sentence.

Your machine will be updated to it via a feature update just like has been happening since 2015.  I wouldn't care if they called it Windows 25, I don't have to do anything to get it and it's just the next feature update.

And it was said, repeatedly, by Microsoft that Windows 10 would be "the final Windows," and it pretty much has been.  I expect that they're eventually going to drop the "10" from the designation, and that will likely come during some feature update in the unspecified future.

Windows As A Service was a tectonic shift in how Windows updates were to be handled going forward.  Until and unless that delivery paradigm changes, things will stay pretty much as they are in terms of twice yearly feature updates, one of which is often trivial.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


 

On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 08:00 PM, David Moore wrote:
I have build 21390.1! Is that what you are talking about?
-
Kinda, sorta, but not exactly.  Since 21H2 is nowhere near to "finished" what you have isn't close to the final version that will ship as 21H2, but it's the currently available preview for insiders.

See:  https://wccftech.com/new-build-alert-for-windows-10-21h2-insiders-in-the-dev-channel/ 

I don't do the Insider thing anymore, so I don't generally keep up with the Dev builds/Insider builds at all.  But even the article that's spawned a thousand hand-wrings made direct reference to this:  https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-sun-valley-ui-october-2021-update 

Sun Valley has been known to be what will become 21H2 for quite a while now.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


Randy Barnett
 

hi I have no idea at this point what's gonna happen with windows 10. It may be nothing or it may be something it's too early to say. And I am definitely sure that Espero knows all about it they work fairly closely with Microsoft. but from past experience when they do a major revamp of the interface we always have issues.


Randy Barnett

On Jun 7, 2021, at 3:15 PM, Albert Cutolo <Albertc51@charter.net> wrote:

Good evening Randy,

Thanks for sharing this news and for posting it too the list. My question here is, if we all have windows 10 on our computers, will this new windows operating system enable us too get it as an upgrade, or will we be forced too purchase it through Microsoft. Also, I'm wondering if Jaws or Vespero is aware of this change to windows, and its new operating system. Looks like for us, it's going to be catch up time once again, and another learning curve that we'll have too deal with. But I suppose, that is what technology is all about.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 4:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: New Win OS?Al,
System
Well, Here we go again. Not looking forward to another complete OS overhaul...

[tech-vi Announce List] Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Central - News, Forums, Reviews, Help for Windows 10 and all things Microsoft. - Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Event
Source: Microsoft

What you need to know
list of 3 items
• Microsoft is holding a Windows event on June 24.
• It plans to unveil the "next generation of Windows."
• The event is online and will be publicly broadcast live starting at 11 AM ET.
list end

Microsoft
has announced
an event taking place on June 24 where it will unveil the next generation of Windows. The event will be online, and begin at 11AM Eastern Time. The company is expected to unveil a new user interface and feature set for Windows, and possibly position this new version of Windows as "Windows 11."

The company has been working on a complete rejuvenation of the Windows Desktop user interface (codenamed Sun Valley) for some time, and this event will be where the company finally shows off what it's been building. Windows 10 has been the latest version of Windows for six years, and has remained much the same.

Sun Valley is expected to deliver a new Start menu and Taskbar layout, icons, sounds, app designs, and fluid animations. Microsoft may take this user experience rejuvenation effort as a chance to ship a "new" version of Windows, and we think it could possibly fall under the Windows 11
moniker. We'll have to wait and see what Microsoft actually does at the event on June 24.

block quote
What do you think it'll be called?

— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden)
June 2, 2021
block quote end

Microsoft recently canceled plans to ship a new version of Windows called Windows 10X, which was built on a modern version of the OS called Windows Core OS.
Windows 10X was first going to ship on dual-screen PCs like the Surface Neo before being repositioned as a platform that would compete against Chromebooks in the low-end market.

The company has announced that it will be bringing the best of Windows 10X to the full version of Windows now that 10X isn't coming. Perhaps we'll see the result of that at this event on June 24.

What are you hoping to see at the event? Let us know in the comments.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links.
Learn more.
article
figure
Do you like the name Windows 11?
figure end
the future is now

Do you like the name Windows 11?

We're on the cusp of seeing the biggest Windows news drop in a long time. Could it be the unveiling of Windows 11, and if it is, is that an OS name that excites you?
article end
https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-will-unveil-next-generation-windows-june-24

David Goldfield
Assistive Technology Specialist
Feel free to visit my Web site
WWW.DavidGoldfield.info


Andrew Summers
 

What we need is, someone from Microsoft to tell us.
Andrew

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: 08 June 2021 00:06
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: New Win OS?

Albert:

I hear what you are saying about new technology, and the need to keep up with it.

But, weren't we promised by Microsoft at one point that there would be no new operating system beyond Windows 10, with all future changes being implemented within that particular operating system?

Maybe I'm loosing my mind, but I swear I read that info from several credible sources.

If this new operating system is really going to happen, I truly wonder how many people will go for it, especially since we all (or many of us) just upgraded to Windows 10 fairly recently.

Ok, I'll stop my rant now.

Tom Behler


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 6:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: New Win OS?

Good evening Randy,

Thanks for sharing this news and for posting it too the list. My question here is, if we all have windows 10 on our computers, will this new windows operating system enable us too get it as an upgrade, or will we be forced too purchase it through Microsoft. Also, I'm wondering if Jaws or Vespero is aware of this change to windows, and its new operating system. Looks like for us, it's going to be catch up time once again, and another learning curve that we'll have too deal with. But I suppose, that is what technology is all about.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 4:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: New Win OS?Al,
System
Well, Here we go again. Not looking forward to another complete OS overhaul...

[tech-vi Announce List] Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Central - News, Forums, Reviews, Help for Windows 10 and all things Microsoft. - Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Event
Source: Microsoft

What you need to know
list of 3 items
• Microsoft is holding a Windows event on June 24.
• It plans to unveil the "next generation of Windows."
• The event is online and will be publicly broadcast live starting at 11 AM ET.
list end

Microsoft
has announced
an event taking place on June 24 where it will unveil the next generation of Windows. The event will be online, and begin at 11AM Eastern Time. The company is expected to unveil a new user interface and feature set for Windows, and possibly position this new version of Windows as "Windows 11."

The company has been working on a complete rejuvenation of the Windows Desktop user interface (codenamed Sun Valley) for some time, and this event will be where the company finally shows off what it's been building. Windows 10 has been the latest version of Windows for six years, and has remained much the same.

Sun Valley is expected to deliver a new Start menu and Taskbar layout, icons, sounds, app designs, and fluid animations. Microsoft may take this user experience rejuvenation effort as a chance to ship a "new" version of Windows, and we think it could possibly fall under the Windows 11
moniker. We'll have to wait and see what Microsoft actually does at the event on June 24.

block quote
What do you think it'll be called?

— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden)
June 2, 2021
block quote end

Microsoft recently canceled plans to ship a new version of Windows called Windows 10X, which was built on a modern version of the OS called Windows Core OS.
Windows 10X was first going to ship on dual-screen PCs like the Surface Neo before being repositioned as a platform that would compete against Chromebooks in the low-end market.

The company has announced that it will be bringing the best of Windows 10X to the full version of Windows now that 10X isn't coming. Perhaps we'll see the result of that at this event on June 24.

What are you hoping to see at the event? Let us know in the comments.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links.
Learn more.
article
figure
Do you like the name Windows 11?
figure end
the future is now

Do you like the name Windows 11?

We're on the cusp of seeing the biggest Windows news drop in a long time. Could it be the unveiling of Windows 11, and if it is, is that an OS name that excites you?
article end
https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-will-unveil-next-generation-windows-june-24

David Goldfield
Assistive Technology Specialist
Feel free to visit my Web site
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Microsoft has a commitment to accessibility, they have a dedicated team for this and for making Narrator more of a full-featured screenreader and this process is certainly ongoing and that is really all we need to know. Will there be potential setbacks? Very likely, in large corporations like Microsoft there is often a bit of a disconnect and even rivalry between teams who work on certain projects or aspects of the same platform, but overall none of these large companies will ever abandon accessibility as a priority especially not as time passes and more and more people experience limitations to various degrees whether it's hearing or vision, motor or cognitive.

For the most part we do live in a time which presents never before experienced opportunities for blind people and others with disabilities, yes, I know there is still a disproportionate number of unemployed blind people, but there are also a lot of blind and visually impaired people who have completed advanced education degrees and who work in jobs which were not available even a few decades ago. When I lost my sight in 1984 at the age of 16 back in Germany many older people in my small town felt a lot of pity for me and my family, they thought my life was over and my family would be burdened with me for the rest of my life. I doubt many of them would have never even imagined that a few years later I would immigrate to Canada, complete a Bachelor degree in business and start a retail store where I now own a beautifully renovated building and employ 2 full-time and 2-3 part-time employees. I have other friends who went to school with me in Germany who are judges, lawyers, computer scientists and more. All of it is because technology makes it possible.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andrew Summers via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: New Win OS?

What we need is, someone from Microsoft to tell us.
Andrew

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: 08 June 2021 00:06
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: New Win OS?

Albert:

I hear what you are saying about new technology, and the need to keep up with it.

But, weren't we promised by Microsoft at one point that there would be no new operating system beyond Windows 10, with all future changes being implemented within that particular operating system?

Maybe I'm loosing my mind, but I swear I read that info from several credible sources.

If this new operating system is really going to happen, I truly wonder how many people will go for it, especially since we all (or many of us) just upgraded to Windows 10 fairly recently.

Ok, I'll stop my rant now.

Tom Behler


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 6:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: New Win OS?

Good evening Randy,

Thanks for sharing this news and for posting it too the list. My question here is, if we all have windows 10 on our computers, will this new windows operating system enable us too get it as an upgrade, or will we be forced too purchase it through Microsoft. Also, I'm wondering if Jaws or Vespero is aware of this change to windows, and its new operating system. Looks like for us, it's going to be catch up time once again, and another learning curve that we'll have too deal with. But I suppose, that is what technology is all about.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 4:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: New Win OS?Al,
System
Well, Here we go again. Not looking forward to another complete OS overhaul...

[tech-vi Announce List] Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Central - News, Forums, Reviews, Help for Windows 10 and all things Microsoft. - Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

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• Microsoft is holding a Windows event on June 24.
• It plans to unveil the "next generation of Windows."
• The event is online and will be publicly broadcast live starting at 11 AM ET.
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Microsoft
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an event taking place on June 24 where it will unveil the next generation of Windows. The event will be online, and begin at 11AM Eastern Time. The company is expected to unveil a new user interface and feature set for Windows, and possibly position this new version of Windows as "Windows 11."

The company has been working on a complete rejuvenation of the Windows Desktop user interface (codenamed Sun Valley) for some time, and this event will be where the company finally shows off what it's been building. Windows 10 has been the latest version of Windows for six years, and has remained much the same.

Sun Valley is expected to deliver a new Start menu and Taskbar layout, icons, sounds, app designs, and fluid animations. Microsoft may take this user experience rejuvenation effort as a chance to ship a "new" version of Windows, and we think it could possibly fall under the Windows 11
moniker. We'll have to wait and see what Microsoft actually does at the event on June 24.

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Microsoft recently canceled plans to ship a new version of Windows called Windows 10X, which was built on a modern version of the OS called Windows Core OS.
Windows 10X was first going to ship on dual-screen PCs like the Surface Neo before being repositioned as a platform that would compete against Chromebooks in the low-end market.

The company has announced that it will be bringing the best of Windows 10X to the full version of Windows now that 10X isn't coming. Perhaps we'll see the result of that at this event on June 24.

What are you hoping to see at the event? Let us know in the comments.

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On Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 12:46 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
Microsoft has a commitment to accessibility,
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Not to mention that the article title used by WindowsCentral to describe the October 2021 (or thereabouts) update is:  Microsoft plans big Windows 10 UI refresh in 2021 codenamed 'Sun Valley'

Other tech press says pretty much the same thing.  This is not going to be anything like the transition from Windows 7 to Windows 8, which was a complete shift in design idiom, which was partially reversed by Windows 10 on its introduction.  It is, for the most part, a refresh of the visual aspects of the UI (the previews of which I don't like, as the flat look is getting even flatter and everything's getting "more square cornered"), not a major change to how Windows 10 has been working for some time now.

There will, of course, be bumps, as there always are for the major feature updates.  But everything you already know and are familiar with how to use is not likely to change one iota.  And for someone who cannot see, what the UI looks like is irrelevant.
 
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Randy Barnett
 

A 1000 hand wrings? Really? What a... you are. Just search windows 11 and you will see MS is releasing more than just another update. No evidence it is going to be called 11 though.

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On 6/7/2021 5:17 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 08:00 PM, David Moore wrote:
I have build 21390.1! Is that what you are talking about?
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Kinda, sorta, but not exactly.  Since 21H2 is nowhere near to "finished" what you have isn't close to the final version that will ship as 21H2, but it's the currently available preview for insiders.

See:  https://wccftech.com/new-build-alert-for-windows-10-21h2-insiders-in-the-dev-channel/ 

I don't do the Insider thing anymore, so I don't generally keep up with the Dev builds/Insider builds at all.  But even the article that's spawned a thousand hand-wrings made direct reference to this:  https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-sun-valley-ui-october-2021-update 

Sun Valley has been known to be what will become 21H2 for quite a while now.
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