Join Us to See What’s Next for Windows!

Posted on June 24, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 11 with 22 Comments

I’m joining Mary Jo Foley and Leo Laporte to cover Microsoft’s “What’s Next for Windows” event today live at 11 am ET.

What: What’s next for Windows

When: Thursday, June 24 at 11 am ET


Who: Mary Jo Foley, Leo Laporte, and Paul Thurrott

Why: Microsoft is expected to unveil Windows 11 as the next major version of Windows.

Hopefully, we’ll see you there. But if you’d rather watch the official livestream, you can do so at the Microsoft website. Either way, it will be interesting.

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Comments (22)

22 responses to “Join Us to See What’s Next for Windows!”

  1. bettyblue

    And we now know why Mixer failed. Streaming a video is not in their bag of tricks.

  2. bettyblue

    So when? How much? How many versions?? (home, pro, enterprise etc). What happens to Windows 10? Does Windows 10 get any of this stuff, like Teams built in or Direct Storage for PC gaming, or the new store app?

    That presentation was VERY lacking.

  3. VancouverNinja

    Looks life Microsoft may have finally cracked the tablet user interface. All the power of the desktop but with a nicer tablet interface than iOS. Microsoft is not going to knock the iPad off of its pedestal, however Windows 11 will grab a much larger share of the tablet space moving forward.

  4. waethorn

    So with Android apps in the Windows Store (I'm not calling it the "Microsoft Store"), does this mean they're conceding on the failure of Android tablet devices? Are they going to start making more smaller tablets or push OEM's to make more, again, after the failure of Windows 8 tablets?

    And what about Android app compatibility? And with ARM? Is this an emulation system or some bloated Hyper-V processor virtualization system?

  5. navarac

    Interesting (if a load of marketing waffle that means little). I'm certainly not keen on what I see, but no doubt it is far better than what happened in the transition from Windows 7 to Windows 8!

  6. crunchyfrog

    I should have started here. i tried to stream this direct from Microsoft's site but it kept buffering which appeared to be on their side, and then crapped out and would not start again.

  7. andrezzz91

    I missed the first minutes as the stream from was just spinning, had to switch to the Twitter stream to watch the event, aside from that, I'm very satisfied with the presentation and Windows 11, can't wait to start using it!

  8. dan1986ist

    Wonder if Dev channel insiders might get a build of Windows 11 to test, or if Dev channel Insiders gets a choice to stay on Dev builds of Windows 10 or get Dev builds of Windows 11?

  9. crp0908

    With spinning circle interruptions every few minutes, this live presentation is unwatchable. Comments from others imply I'm not the only one with issues.

  10. Daekar

    Why am I excited about this? It probably won't change anything significant about how I use Windows in my personal life and my IT department won't let it through for literally more than a year.

    I guess not everything has to make rational sense. Very much looking forward to the livestream!

    • VancouverNinja

      We have two old ipad Airs. They will be gone once Windows 11 hits - much nicer than iOS and better for games for my kid. I think with Windows 11 MS has finally got the bridge to tablets they needed. I think it is a game changer.

    • mattbg

      I hope you're not just now figuring out that not everything has to make rational sense :)

  11. justme

    I'm not sure what to make of the event, though it should prove interesting. As far as I know, it was labelled a Microsoft event, not a Windows event. The question I have is does that mean there will be focus (hardware? gaming?) on other items apart from the OS?

    I feel like there should be a Microsoft Event Cocktail. Hmmm...dry gin of choice, Cointreau, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice? Or maybe prosecco, gin, Cointreau?

  12. ikjadoon

    A Windows Weekly for the ages!

    • Paul Thurrott

      Should add that we're doing a proper Windows Weekly episode at 1 pm ET as well.
      • ikjadoon

        Ah, that's even better! Really curious on everyone's reactions / notes.

        It has been a really long time since a new Windows XX version.

      • bschnatt

        Let's put it together:

        Brad in a Clippy suit

        Leo rolling around on a ball

        Cats knocking over cameras

        Construction workers playing Peeping Tom on Mary Jo

        Family Guy parodies

        Beer picks

        Proper? Well, ok, I'll buy that, LOL

  13. harmjr

    I cant watch live today but will this weekend. Hope you have a shot game/drinking game.

  14. arthemis

    And live streaming isnt working fo me and others. Terrible, Microsoft.

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