In the new user interface refresh, the software giant will set new rules to streamline the design of apps. It’ll make more use of animations and blur similar to the Aero Glass interface used by Windows 7 and Windows Vista. After Windows Central reporting on Project Neon last year, now MSPoweruser has managed to obtained a number of screenshots giving us an early glimpse on the concepts Microsoft is currently working. According the report Microsoft is creating a new component called “Acrylic” that we’ll see throughout the Windows 10 design, and developers will be able to use to further customize the look and feel of their Windows Store apps. Basically, Acrylic is the new blur that we’ll see in the background, sidebar, and navigation of apps (these new acrylic elements are also known as “Side-Nav Acrylic”, “Background Acrylic” and “In-App Acrylic” respectively) with new animation effects, which Microsoft calls Conscious UI and Connected Animations. The report reveals two more concept images showing off how the Groove Music and Outlook may look with Project Neon. Groove Music using Project Neon interface (concept) Mail using Project Neon (concept) Additionally, Project Neon will focus on 3D and HoloLens, improving the user elements in those places where you’ll be using the mouse pointer. Keep in mind that Microsoft isn’t bringing an overhaul to the Windows 10 design. Project Neon is simply a minor update that aims to improve what we see today. While the company hasn’t publicly share any details of the new interface refresh, we’re expecting Microsoft to begin adding some of the new design with the Windows 10 Redstone 3 update, which is scheduled to roll out in the fall of 2017 — months after the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update. Surely, we’ll hear more about Project Neon during Microsoft’s Build developer conference in May. 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.