Microsoft Windows will undergo a massive transition with the release of Windows 10. Besides introducing new features and adding some radical changes, Windows 10 will hold the title of last major Windows update. This means, the possibility of seeing Windows 11 in the future is doubtful. These words come from one of the Microsoft employees while speaking at the company's Ignite conference this week.
"Right now we're releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we're all still working on Windows 10," said Jerry Nixon, a developer evangelist at Microsoft, according to The Verge.
While the statement raised several questions on Microsoft's future plans for Windows, Nixon further explained that the company will release updates at regular intervals instead of a major OS release, which requires users to pay for. This certainly benefits end-users who can get updates without having to wait for a complete year before being treated with a massive upgrade.
In response to Nixon's statement on Windows 10, Microsoft told The Verge that "Windows will be delivered as a service bringing new innovations and updates in an ongoing manner, with continuous value for our consumer and business customers."
"We aren't speaking to future branding at this time, but customers can be confident Windows 10 will remain up-to-date and power a variety of devices from PCs to phones to Surface Hub to HoloLens and Xbox. We look forward to a long future of Windows innovations," a company spokesperson added.
Microsoft is planning to release its Windows 10 in late-July and the company has already attracted a lot of attention by offering a free 12-month upgrade to those running Windows 7 or 8. The pricing for Windows 10 remains unknown at the time, but we are expecting more official news towards the release of the OS.