Join Us to See What’s Next for Windows!

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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  • Omega Ra

    Premium Member
    24 June, 2021 - 8:10 am

    <p>See you then!</p>

  • Daekar

    24 June, 2021 - 8:29 am

    <p>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. </p><p><br></p><p>I guess not everything has to make rational sense. Very much looking forward to the livestream! </p>

    • mattbg

      Premium Member
      24 June, 2021 - 8:45 am

      <p>I hope you’re not just now figuring out that not everything has to make rational sense :)</p>

    • VancouverNinja

      Premium Member
      24 June, 2021 - 12:15 pm

      <p>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.</p>

  • harmjr

    Premium Member
    24 June, 2021 - 8:53 am

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

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      24 June, 2021 - 9:14 am

      I recommended a Bingo card, but I’m not sure anything came of that.

  • ikjadoon

    24 June, 2021 - 9:00 am

    <p>A Windows Weekly for the ages!</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      24 June, 2021 - 9:14 am

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

      • bschnatt

        24 June, 2021 - 9:23 am

        <p>Let’s put it together:</p><p>Brad in a Clippy suit</p><p>Leo rolling around on a ball</p><p>Cats knocking over cameras</p><p>Construction workers playing Peeping Tom on Mary Jo</p><p>Family Guy parodies</p><p>Beer picks</p><p><br></p><p>Proper? Well, ok, I’ll buy that, LOL</p>

      • ikjadoon

        24 June, 2021 - 10:32 am

        <p>Ah, that’s even better! Really curious on everyone’s reactions / notes.</p><p><br></p><p>It has been a really long time since a new Windows XX version.</p>

  • justme

    Premium Member
    24 June, 2021 - 10:19 am

    <p>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? </p><p><br></p><p>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?</p>

    • justme

      Premium Member
      24 June, 2021 - 10:20 am

      <p>Thirsty now. :)</p>

  • bettyblue

    24 June, 2021 - 11:17 am

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

  • crp0908

    24 June, 2021 - 11:30 am

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

  • dan1986ist

    Premium Member
    24 June, 2021 - 11:49 am

    <p>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? </p>

  • andrezzz91

    Premium Member
    24 June, 2021 - 11:50 am

    <p>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!</p>

  • crunchyfrog

    Premium Member
    24 June, 2021 - 11:53 am

    <p>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.</p>

  • navarac

    24 June, 2021 - 11:58 am

    <p>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!</p>

  • waethorn

    24 June, 2021 - 12:03 pm

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

  • VancouverNinja

    Premium Member
    24 June, 2021 - 12:12 pm

    <p>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. </p>

  • bettyblue

    24 June, 2021 - 12:17 pm

    <p>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?</p><p><br></p><p>That presentation was VERY lacking.</p>

  • arthemis

    24 June, 2021 - 12:29 pm

    <p>And live streaming isnt working fo me and others. Terrible, Microsoft.</p>


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