Is Windows 11 on the way? Here’s what hints Microsoft has dropped so far


When will Microsoft release the next version of Windows 10?

We’re likely to find out when the Windows 10 update will arrive at Microsoft’s Windows 10 event on June 24. CNET’s sister site ZDNet previously reported that it’s targeted for the second half of the year, while Windows Central reported that it will arrive around the holiday season.

Microsoft said it did not have any further information to share at this time.

Will the new update be called Windows 11?

With the release of Windows 10 back in 2015, Microsoft was clear that this would be “the last version of Windows” — so it’s unlikely that it would be called Windows 11. However, we don’t know if this bigger update will get some sort of moniker. Nadella called it “the next generation of Windows” in his keynote speech at Microsoft Build.

And some people are still speculating that Windows 11 may actually happen — The Verge noted that the event invitation includes a logo and shadow that looks like the number 11, and that the event is taking place at 11 a.m. ET, which is not typical for Seattle-based Microsoft.

Naturally, we won’t know for sure until Microsoft formally announces the update.

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