Windows 10’s upcoming UI update Project NEON is now official

Microsoft’s Terry Myerson today announced a brand new design system for the company’s next wave of creativity across devices: the Microsoft Fluent Design System. The Microsoft Fluent Design System is actually codenamed Project NEON, which some of you have already seen from our report earlier this year. 

At Build 2017, Microsoft showed off some key parts of the Microsoft Fluent Design System. Terry Myerson, the Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices group at Microsoft said in a blog post that the new Microsoft Fluent Design System will deliver “intuitive, harmonious, responsive and inclusive cross-device experiences and interactions” for users. As for developers, the Microsoft Fluent Design System will allow them to deliver engaging experiences that work across a wide range of devices with input diversity.

The Fluent Design System is a journey for Microsoft

Earlier at a press briefing, Microsoft’s Kevin Gallo, the Vice President of the Windows Developer Platform at Microsoft told us that the Microsoft Fluent Design System is a journey for the company and Windows 10 — just like the Microsoft Design Language 2.0 (MDL2)  The company will implement elements of the Microsoft Fluent Design System in Windows 10 with the upcoming Fall Creators Update later this year. In fact, the company will deliver some new experiences in Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update such as the new Timeline UI, and Clipboard syncing that will leverage the new Microsoft Fluent Design System. But what’s important to note is that the update won’t bring the whole of the new Microsoft Fluent Design System to Windows 10 — instead, Microsoft will be evolving it over the years and implement it in Windows 10 over the years.

Microsoft Fluent Design System sounds like an intriguing update to the company’s design language. Implementing the Microsoft Fluent Design System across all of its products and services will be really crucial for Microsoft, and the company will also have to try and improve consistency in Windows 10 with the Fluent Design System.

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