Microsoft is planning to implement a “sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows” in an effort to make the operating system (OS) more relevant than ever.
Once the undisputed champion of the OS market, Windows has increasingly become less important. Recent technological changes, such as mobile computing, cloud computing and virtualization, have almost made the end user’s OS the least important part of the equation.
In many ways, Microsoft has contributed to this trend. Under CEO Satya Nadella, the company is more focused on making its software available on virtually every platform — and ensuring that software provides the best possible experience. While this has helped transform Microsoft into a cloud behemoth, it has further lessened the importance of Windows.
Nonetheless, according to a job posting, Microsoft is looking to revamp Windows, and wants an engineer to help “build the future of Windows Experiences!” The company goes on to say that position will help “deliver experiences that ensure Windows is a great user experience for our customers.”
As The Verge points out, Microsoft has removed some of the original wording that hyped up the role even more, such as its goal of a “sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows.”
The Verge also quoted another segment of the original post that appears to have been removed as well:
On this team, you’ll work with our key platform, Surface, and OEM partners to orchestrate and deliver a sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows experiences to signal to our customers that Windows is BACK and ensure that Windows is considered the best user OS experience for customers.
Whatever the case, it appears Microsoft has some big plans for Windows in 2021.