Windows 10 recently passed the 1 billion users mark and the company’s Chief Product Officer took the opportunity to tease upcoming changes to the OS. Company executive Panos Panay recently posted a teaser video on his Instagram that shows a handful of UI design changes coming to Windows 10 soon.
View this post on Instagram
The team made this video to celebrate making it to 1 billion MAD on Windows 10 and I wanted to share it with all of you. Now at a time when so much of our work and communication is taking place through our devices, it’s especially humbling to know that Windows can help empower a billion people to stay connected to the things and people they care about #Windows
Microsoft is planning to ditch the tile design it’s had in the Start Menu for years. Instead, we will get simplified icons for the apps list with no borders and a uniform black or white color (depending on the theme) across the whole start menu.
They’re also planning to introduce a fluent design across the whole OS. The drop-down menus will become more modern and we will also be getting a new file explorer. The design consistency across the UI makes it appear similar to macOS in some ways.
The teaser video from Panos Panay comes a few days ahead of Microsoft’s upcoming online event where they plan to unveil a subscription system for Microsoft Office 365. The subscription bundle will include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, a password manager, and some other consumer-focused services all in a single monthly subscription package.
We are also likely to hear more about the upcoming Windows 10 update on this event. Stay tuned for updates.