Windows 10 Update will Mark the Onset of Microsoft’s New UI

May 16, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Windows 10 will be parting ways with the Metro design. Come this fall, and the OS from Microsoft will start embracing the new Fluent Design UI that will be the successor to the existing one. But don’t expect an outright overhaul, as Microsoft has revealed that the upgrade will be a gradual one that will take place over time.

The announcement was made during Microsoft Build Developer Conference where it also revealed the other updates that will accompany the Creators Update that will peck the devices this fall. To recall, the Fluent Design UI is the very design that was previously known as Project Neon.

The aim is to improve the UI by making it feel like in motion when users interact with it. For this, Microsoft will be tweaking several parameters like light, depth, motion, material and scale to name a few.

As said before, the Fall Creators Update will only be initiating the transition to the new update. As a result, there would only be a few visual overhauls available this fall. That includes new transparency effects for the Start Menu resembling that of Aero, and a more blurry effect which Windows has previously experimented inside Vista.

The Fluent Design will also be not confined to the Windows 10 ecosystem, and will be bound with all the apps and services from Microsoft on Windows, iOS and Android platforms. These apps will be gradually transforming its shape with the roll out of Insider builds prior to the official launch of the new update. Despite a keen attention on improving the UI experience, Microsoft asserts that the prior focus will be on utility and not aesthetics.

Microsoft hasn’t mentioned the exact date of release of the new Creator update, but as per previous revelation, it should be available post September. The update will include several new features like support to carry forward your work on Windows 10 in related apps on other platforms, OneDrive Files on Demand, Timeline and Clipboard features.

Timeline will let users capture any given work in the moment in time on PC, while Clipboard will let users take clips from a host of devices and access them on PC.

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