A part of Friedman’s blog post included Windows 10 concept images that have updated modern icons for several other built-in applications including news, mail and photos. While these images are understood to only be mockups at the current time, Microsoft’s decision to modernise the look of Windows 10 in the long term is clear.

Certain parts of the Windows 10 user interface have remained the same for over 10 years and are extremely jarring if you come across them. This new design push by Microsft should result in a much more modern and cohesive aesthetic experience for users which has been a long time coming.