Computex 2019 | Microsoft reveals plans for future Modern Windows OS
Judging by past Microsoft Windows releases, the longest period between two consecutive major versions appears to be ~5 years, and knowing that Windows 10 was released back in mid-2015, the next important milestone could be arriving around 2020. Even though no timeline has yet been given, Microsoft already presented its future vision for Windows yesterday in a Computex keynote, and it looks like the new version is going to expand on cloud connectivity and A.I.
Microsoft corporate vice president of operating systems platforms Roanne Sones unveiled that the upcoming major Windows version is going to expand on enabling features such as seamless updates, increased security, always-connected state through the 5G standard, and sustained performance. Additionally, there would be a series of delighting aspects that include expanded cloud connectivity, A.I. integration, more form factors (hints at foldable devices), and controls via pen, touch and eye tracking.
Sones also touched upon the latest Windows 10 features that will have advanced applications in the future Windows OS. These are related to PC-to-phone connections through cloud-enabled platforms like Your Phone, machine learning, facial recognition, and Microsoft inking.
To demonstrate some of these features, Sones used new laptop models unveiled at Computex, including the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, Lenovo ThinkPad T495 and Asus ZenBook Pro Duo.