A leak of a Windows 10X build reveals new interface improvements made by Microsoft in Windows 10X. As we know now, Windows 10X will only be available on new devices. However, Microsoft hosts its files on their servers. So that made it possible for us all to see what is coming.
Microsoft is planning a major UI overhaul in the second half of 2021 known as the Sun Valley Project. For insiders, Windows 10 already shows the new appearance of controls and built-in apps on the desktop. Another change has affected pre-builds - the new design of the Action Center.
Microsoft is about to not ship the Mail & Calendar app with Windows 10X. The sources close to Microsoft confirm that the company is about to replace with a new "universal" app, known as Project Monarch and One Outlook.
An update made to Windows documentation reveals that devices that will come with Windows 10X preinstalled with support the Modern Standby option. This will allow them to instantly turn on like smartphones do.
2021 will be an exciting year for Windows 10. It will receive major updates, along with Windows 10X coming to laptops, although it is not clear what extra features Windows 10X will bring to laptops. Also, Microsoft's Cloud PC service is expected to enable app streaming to consumer devices from the cloud.
According to a new report, Microsoft is going to finish Windows 10X in December, meaning the RTM build will be signed internally. It is expected to reach the production branch in Spring 2021.
Yesterday Microsoft released Windows 10 build 20231, and also provided ISO images for clean install. The build, besides including a new OOBE page that allows optimizing the OS for user-specific tasks, also comes with a new user interface for OOBE.
In order to prioritize Windows 10X development, Microsoft may change the cadence of its Windows 10 feature rollouts during the next year.
Microsoft has revealed that the company plans to port some of the Windows 10X exclusive features to the regular desktop editions of Windows 10. Also, the company is about to "reinvest" into classic Windows 10.
Windows 10X is no longer exclusive to foldable devices. Microsoft officially confirms that the new edition of the OS will become available on traditional laptops and 2-in-1 convertible devices.