During the “what’s next for Windows” virtual event, the software giant is expected to officially announce and share details about the “next generation of Windows,” which, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, will be the most significant update of the past decade.

What to expect during the Windows 11 event?

In addition to the UI changes we’ve seen with the early leaked build of Windows 11, it’s still unclear all the details the company will reveal. But among other things, Microsoft will announce new ways for developers to build, distribute, and monetize applications and games through a new app store platform. We also expect to see some of the new visual changes that will become part of the new operating system, including rounded corners for elements, new iconography, redesigned Start menu with centered icons and without Live Tiles, an updated version of the Settings app, and many improvements to the existing experience for a more consistent design. Also, there will be a new “Widgets” feature, which is similar to the “News and interests” widget already available on Windows 10. However, this new experience will appear from the left side, and it’s possible that it will support widgets from third-party developers like the feature previously available on Windows Vista. Microsoft will also be introducing new improvements to the system to snap windows on the screen. In this new version of the OS, the maximize button will now include a drop-down menu known as “snap layouts” that will help you snap windows more easily using different layouts. Furthermore, Windows 11 will ship with a new feature to better handle applications in a multi-monitor setup. Along with the new enhancements, we expect to see demos showcasing some of the new features planned for the next generation of the desktop operating system, including the features that will be coming from the Windows 10X development since this project has been canceled and the company said that it would bring the best parts to the new version of Windows.

Windows 10 future 

We may also hear about what’s going to happen to Windows 10 moving forward since another feature update for Windows 10 is likely to roll out alongside the release of Windows 11. Microsoft may share some details of the release date for Windows 11 and when consumers will be able to download it, but we may not get an exact date (yet).

Windows 11 free upgrade

Finally, the company may talk about pricing and whether existing Windows 10 devices will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free or if there will be a fee to upgrade (unlikely). Although we are referring to it as “Windows 11,” this is not the official name, so during the event, we are expecting the company to confirm whether the next version of Windows will carry the number “11” or it will be called something different. Remember to bookmark this page and mark your calendar for June 24 at 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT to watch the Windows 11 event livestream. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.