Microsoft didn’t talk about the windows updates at their Build 2021 this week. And they didn’t talk about it because Microsoft is readying what’s next for the Windows separately. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked a little about this announcement during the Build 2021 keynote. Saying that he has been testing the “next generation of Windows” in the past couple of months.
“Soon we will share one of the most significant updates to Windows of the past decade to unlock greater economic opportunity for developers and creators. I’ve been self-hosting it over the past several months, and I’m incredibly excited about the next generation of Windows. Our promise to you is this: we will create more opportunity for every Windows developer today and welcome every creator who is looking for the most innovative, new, open platform to build and distribute and monetize applications. We look forward to sharing more very soon.”
Microsoft already has been working on a new app store for windows and some major UI changes to the windows in the last couple of months, and Satya seems to mention store changes at the event.
This new update will add some major changes to the store, like letting developers add any windows application – that includes web browsers like Chrome and Firefox. There are rumors that Microsoft will allow third-party commerce platform in apps, which means that the developers can avoid Microsoft’s own 15% cut from the apps and 12% cut from the games.