Windows 12 is on the horizon and this year we have had confirmation of it through the information “accidentally” leaked at the Ignite conference. Also because of the change (yes, another one) of the engineering schedule for Windows that would make the company resume a three-year release cycle for older versions in a return to the times of Windows 7.
At the same time, in compensation and to better keep the latest released version up to date, Microsoft would increase the release of new features with four releases per year. This engineering schedule is called internally “Moments” and would allow to bring the system up to date with faster delivery of features. If all this is confirmed, Windows 11 would receive the last major update with version ‘Sun Valley 3’ in 2023 and Windows 12 would arrive in 2024. The version is in the early planning and engineering stages and is codenamed ‘Next Valley’.
What will Windows 12 be like?
In the absence of the promised “revolution”, which will not come with Windows 12 and which would go through drop all legacy Windows components, the novelties that we have seen so far have gone through the changes in the user interface with a new floating taskbar at the bottom, system icons in the upper right, a floating search box in the upper center and the weather widget on the top left. Little, but finishing implementing the Fluent Design design language and achieving greater cohesion throughout the visual section, which is missing in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
If Microsoft works quietly, concept creators try to add their point of view and publish proposals for the new Windows. This one comes from designer Kamer Kaan Avdan, who previously designed updated versions of Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 7, as well as Apple’s version of Windows 10.
While that concept has a number of highlights, including Collections in File Explorer, the ability to do split-screen multitasking, or a redesigned taskbar, the real innovation comes in the form of what it calls ‘Scenes,’ basically wallpapers that adapt to the desktop and its widgets.
In the newly posted video, Avdan shows more examples of that idea in action. It looks very good, although as we always say: it is not easy to transfer a visual concept to the programming of a system that must control hundreds of millions of machines.