A job listing posted by Microsoft recently, advertised for a software engineering role in the Windows Core User Experiences team:
“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.”
Vole quietly removed references to this “sweeping visual rejuvenation” this morning, after several Windows enthusiasts spotted the job listing over the weekend. However Microsoft has been promising visual overhauls of Windows 10 for years, using its Fluent Design system.
Codenamed Sun Valley, Windows Central first reported on these UI changes in October. Microsoft is planning to overhaul the Start menu, File Explorer, and built-in apps in Windows 10 to modernise them and make the UI more consistent. Some of the UI changes will also include updates to the sliders, buttons, and controls that are found throughout Windows and the apps that run on the OS.