Microsoft has recently announced that they will be having an event to shed light on the next big update for Windows. On the 2nd of June 2021, Microsoft announced that they will be holding a digital event on the 24th of June called “What’s Next for Windows”. This event will be talking about the biggest update to windows since the release of Windows 10 in 2015. Since this announcement, many have began speculating that Microsoft will be announcing Windows 11, because of the image that Microsoft shared, and because the event will start at 11 am.
Many are claiming the light shining through the window looks like the number 11.
There has been no mention of Windows 11 from Microsoft themselves, so at this point it is all speculation. When releasing Windows 10, Microsoft announced that it would be the last version of Windows they would release. Since the release of Windows 10 there have been steady updates and improvements as Microsoft has continued to work perfecting Windows 10 as much as they can.
What do we know about the future of Windows?
So far we know that the next big update for Windows is the Sun Valley update which is due to arrive later in the 2nd half of this year. Microsoft has said this update will be a significant upgrade with new features and new visuals for the user interface. This update will likely follow the current build which is 21H1, and is expected to be build 21H2. According to CEO Satya Nadella, “Windows brings together all developer and collaboration tools in one place. It lets you choose the hardware you want, works with Linux and Windows as one, and has a modern terminal”.
What is pure speculation?
As mentioned before, many people on the internet are looking at this as an announcement for Windows 11 for a few reasons. Firstly the light shining through the window in the image Microsoft shared seems to form the number 11, and even then its just barely a resemblance to the number. The next thing someone noticed was that the angle of the light shining through is 11 degrees, which is really quite the push at looking too deeply into things.
Another “hint” at it being Windows 11 is that the digital event will be at 11 am, and recently Microsoft released a video about the many Windows start up sounds, and the video is 11 minutes long. None of this is concrete evidence and it is entirely possible that it is all just purely coincidental, and until Microsoft officially mentions Windows 11 themselves, its best not to read too much into it.