Never say never. Even though Microsoft previously stated that Windows 10 is the last version of Windows ever to be released, we now have a strong reason to believe that the company has changed its mind. In a promotional tweet for the upcoming Microsoft Event, which is scheduled to take place on June 24th at 11 am ET, the Windows team shared an animated image of sunlight in the shape of the number eleven shining through a window, suggesting Windows 11.
— Windows (@Windows) June 2, 2021
Unfortunately, that’s all we know about Windows 11 at this point. However, the lack of official information doesn’t stop us from talking about the features and improvements that Microsoft is likely working on.
Unified User Interface Design
The user interface of Windows 10 is still inconsistent, even though the operating system was first released in 2015. Just open a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, such as Microsoft Store, next to a Win32 app, such as Control Panel, and you’ll instantly see what we’re talking about.
Microsoft is already in the process of changing legacy icons to a brand-new icon set, and we expect Windows 11 to bring even more user interface improvements, finally unifying the look and feel of the operating system.
Microsoft’s all-inclusive pass to the world of Xbox, called Xbox Game Pass, has been a great success, and the company can make it even more irresistible by allowing Xbox Series X / S owners to stream their favorite titles on PC.
Considering that we’re currently in the middle of a huge GPU shortage, it’s basically guaranteed that many gamers would be more than happy to give up some latency to play the latest shooter games using mouse and keyboard.
More Advanced Features
Microsoft has been making Windows power users happy by continuously expanding its set of freeware system utilities, called Microsoft PowerToys. The currently available utilities include a system-wide color picking utility, a window manager, add-ons that enable preview pane rendering in File Explorer, a Windows Shell Extension for quickly resizing images, and more.
We expect some of these utilities to be integrated directly into Windows 11, which would help Microsoft further establish its operating system as the best choice for professionals.
World’s Largest Metaverse Developer Opens Dubai Office
LandVault, the largest metaverse creator, is expanding its presence into the MENA region.
LandVault, the world’s largest metaverse developer, will expand operations to Dubai later this month as part of an ongoing strategy to boost its presence in the MENA region. The company aims to help local businesses gain a foothold in the expanding web 3.0 universe and sees exciting opportunities to bolster its client portfolio.
So far, metaverse developer LandVault has lived up to its name, creating and curating over 100 square feet of virtual space for a diverse range of organizations, including the nearby Yas Marina Circuit, Aldar, Mastercard, Standard Chartered, World of Women, Hershey’s, and many more.
The Dubai government’s Metaverse Strategy is one of the key reasons LandVault has been inspired to move to the region, as leaders plan to transform the Emirate into one of the world’s top 10 metaverse economies by 2030. Eventually, it’s hoped that in excess of 1,000 companies in the blockchain and web 3.0 spaces will be inspired to set up entities in the region, creating around 40,000 new jobs in the process.
“We are excited to open our office in Dubai and to be a part of the vibrant tech community in the UAE. The MENA region is a key market for us, and we believe that our presence in Dubai will allow us to assist the region and explore new opportunities. We are also excited about the potential for the metaverse in the real estate industry in the UAE. We look forward to working with developers and real estate companies to showcase their properties in a new and innovative way,” says Sam Huber, CEO of LandVault.
Alongside developing the metaverse from its new Dubai office, LandVault will also deploy its technology to assist the UAE’s real estate sector. Developers will soon be able to showcase their projects in a way that was never previously possible, reaching a much wider audience with immersive and interactive property tours and even virtual showrooms.