As Microsoft is getting ready to kick off its annual Build developer conference tomorrow, the company is once again teasing some big changes coming to Windows 10 in the near future. In a recent job listing spotted by Windows Latest, the company said that it was on "a multi-year journey to revolutionize the Windows UX platform.”
The job listing is for a Program Manager to work for the Interactive eXperiences Platform (IXP) Team in Windows, which works on many Windows features including the Start Menu, Windows Ink, and more. The offer also mentioned Project Reunion, Microsoft’s latest attempt to combine Win32 and UWP app development that was announced at last year’s Build conference
We have a great opportunity for a Program Manager in our team to help define, design, plan, build major improvements to the Windows UX platform, and deliver future OS technologies and features via Project Reunion. You will help many parties learn and adopt our new platform innovations, including 1st party OS and application teams across Microsoft, as well as many 3rd party app vendors and developer communities. You will also incorporate issues, feedback, and asks into future improvements and technologies.
Earlier this year, a previous Microsoft job listing mentioned "a sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows experiences,” and Chief Product Officer Panos Panay followed up a couple of weeks later by teasing that "it's going to be a massive year" for Windows. We've already spotted some traces of the rumored " Sun Valley" design update expected with the Windows 10 version 21H1 later this year, though Microsoft may not want to reveal everything it has in the pipeline at its Build conference this week.
If you have yet to register for this year's Build conference, you can do so on this page and browse the session catalog to build your own schedule. Even though Build has been pretty light on consumer news in recent years, there will be several sessions dedicated to Windows this week.