Early view of Redstone 3 and its improved design language
Microsoft is preparing a major UI revamp for Windows 10
Microsoft will release the Redstone 2 update (Creators Update) to the first Windows 10 devices later this month, but the company has already started working on the next major update for Windows 10 codenamed Redstone 3.
This update is expected to bring more significant changes and new features to Windows 10 compared with RS2, with a major redesign of core UI elements and built-in apps. Microsoft’s new design language, called NEON, should introduce new animations, UI refinements, improvements to Continuum and tablet mode, and more.
Thanks to thurrott.com, we can have a look at some of the changes Redstone 3 will bring in late 2017. Here is an early view of the redesigned Outlook Mail app for Windows 10 with an animation when hovering the mouse over items. Microsoft is also planning to integrate the minimize and maximize buttons into the app.
The Groove Music app will receive a major overhaul too, with a blurred background, new fonts and other changes. Windows 10 Redstone 3 update will introduce improvements to the tablet mode and soft splash animation and more.
Microsoft should gradually roll out all these improvements and more to Windows Insiders in the coming months. The company already shipped the first Redstone 3 build (16170) to the Fast Ring, but this build did not bring any visible changes and new features.