Ever since Microsoft announced its next Windows press event, fans have been scrutinizing every piece of content they create. This has led to some interesting theories, collected below, about the next version of Windows.
In the fall, Microsoft will release a new feature update codenamed “Sun Valley,” which is believed to be a significant update for Windows 10, with modern new features and a user interface update.
This feature update is expected to be released in Fall 2021 as Windows 10 21H2 or Windows 10 Sun Valley Update.
During the Build 2021 conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that he and other employees have been internally testing a new version and said a “significant update” would be revealed soon.
“Windows brings all the development and collaboration tools together in one place. It lets you choose the hardware you want, it works with Linux and Windows as one, and it has a modern terminal,” Nadella said during the Build 2021 conference.
On June 2, the Windows Twitter account tweeted an announcement about an upcoming press event in which Microsoft will announce “what’s next for Windows.”
This tweet included a video of light entering a room through a window logo as the stream of light slowly crosses the room. While the Window logo has a crossbar, it is not reflected in the stream of light, which eventually forms what appears to be the number eleven.
With the event at 11 a.m. and the video forming what appeared to be number eleven, people immediately thought Microsoft was hinting that Windows 11 would be announced.
To take things to the next level, someone superimposed a protractor over the final frame of the video to show that the floor outside the window was also angled at 11 degrees.
Out of nowhere, Microsoft today posted a video for the official Windows YouTube Channel named ‘Windows | Startup Sounds – Slo-fi Remix ‘.
In what appears to be Microsoft taunting everyone, the video is exactly 11 minutes long and shows nice images of clouds and valleys, believed to be the Sonoma area since Windows XP, with a background mix of slow startup sounds.
As the video is exactly eleven minutes long, people once again believe that this is another indication that Windows 11 will be announced in a few weeks.
“Microsoft shows a teaser of the Microsoft logo forming an 11, then filters an image of the same logo, but with an 11º angle, now it shows an 11-minute video and the event is at 11am (thanks @NightrollAx) ¿ Is Windows 11 coming? “, It reads on a YouTube comment.
Additionally, a change to a Windows document posted by mistake indicated that Microsoft considers ‘Windows 10’ and ‘Windows Sun Valley’ as different major versions of Windows. This could mean that Microsoft is moving to a macOS-like naming scheme.
While everyone could be reading these images and videos too much, including us, it could also be Microsoft happily playing with everyone as they prepare for the press event.
Unless there is a major leak, we will have to wait until June 24 to be sure.