Microsoft wants to show ‘Windows is BACK’ with Windows 10 UI refresh


A new Microsoft job listing states that the OS developer wants to show customers that “Windows is BACK” with a user interface refresh for Windows 10.

According to the job posting, Microsoft is looking for a Senior Engineer to work with the Windows Core User Experience team to “orchestrate and deliver a sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows experiences.”

“The Windows Core User Experiences team is responsible for driving new innovation for the marquee user interfaces used by billions of Windows and Surface Hub customers around the world, and we’re looking for a collaborative, inclusive and customer obsessed Senior engineer to help us build the future of Windows Expeiences.”

“On this team, you’ll work with our key platform, Surface, and OEM partners to orchestrate and deliver a sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows experiences to signal to our customers that Windows is BACK and ensure that Windows is considered the best user OS experience for customers,” Microsoft shared in a job position description, as shown below.

Original Microsoft job listing for a new UI refresh
Source: WindowsLatest

Windows Latest, who was the first to report on the job post, told BleepingComputer that Microsoft posted the job opportunity in October. After news of the listing came out today, Microsoft reworded the job listing to make it less enthusiastic.

Part of the Windows 10 Sun Valley project?

In October 2020, Windows Central reported that Microsoft is planning a user interface and visualization refresh for Windows 10.

This project is believed to be called ‘Sun Valley’ and is expected to include a new Start menu and Action Center experiences, an improved UI for File Explorer, tweaks like rounded corners for windows and dialogs, and further Fluid Design integration throughout Windows 10.

Settings window with rounded corners
Settings window with rounded corners

Microsoft has not officially announced this UI project, but Windows Central’s sources state that the design refresh is expected to be completed by the 2021 holidays.

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