"We want to be able to deliver open and flexible, agile support for any developer in whatever the language du jour is," Adams says.
She also says that Microsoft is moving away from the large, years-in-the-making release cycles, such as the delivery of a new operating system to market. She goes so far as to say that Windows 10 could be the "last operating system" the company produces.
"It's not meaning that it's the last innovation," she says. "We're just not going to do these gigantic releases."
"We might not call it Windows 11, but there will be a Windows 11 — it will just be windows 10 with new innovations," she adds.
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