Microsoft is planning to revamp Microsoft Windows 10, more particularly its User Interface (UI) elements which will change the familiar MDL2 UI. An MS Power User discovered some details about these new changes. This update will be arriving later this 2017. This will focus on simple, clean animations, and overall consistency.
Aero Glass Windows Vista, 7 or 8 Features
The software company may upgrade Microsoft Windows 10 to add more animations. Microsoft calls this Project Neon. This will help developers customize more on the design of their apps.
A feature will come from the Aero Glass of Windows Vista which means that the update will come with several semi-transparent windows, backgrounds, sidebars and navigation. Microsoft will add this rumored component which they called Acrylic to the general appearance of Windows 10. This will introduce visual blurring elements on the navigation areas of the apps. The Acrylic works nicely with the Conscious UI and Connected Animations.
Microsoft will also combine it with some of Microsoft 7 or 8 features.
3D and HoloLens
Project Neon centers on 3D and HoloLens. This will revise UI elements in areas where users interact using the mouse pointer and this can highlight menu items. The items will stand out more with these highlights and 3D effects. Microsoft will do this across all Windows devices such as in mobile, HoloLens, and desktop to give users a consistent usage and experience.
Majority of the changes seem to be minor alterations that will aim to improve more on the Windows 10 physical design rather than a general one. According to the MS Power User who discovered the leaks, the animations will stay smooth throughout. But these are just concepts and the real update would probably look different.
A confirmed change would be an added support for the ARM chipsets running the Windows 10 desktop apps which are done in partnership with Qualcomm. This means that this favors touch-based apps with the ARM processor which will look more like Microsoft Windows 10.
Microsoft is expected to give away more details and information on Windows 10 at the Microsoft Build developers conference which will be held in May 10 to 12 in Seattle. The Windows 10 update is expected to be released a month after this event.