The mention of Windows Core OS, the new modular version of Windows will power HoloLens 2 and the upcoming Surface Hub 2X, appeared in an official support document released earlier this year. Windows Latest first reported the document yesterday, but it was actually spotted by Microsoft observer WalkingCat in July, and the document was actually released back in April.
There's nothing interesting about that. a very long diagnostic event document in Windows 10 version 1903, except for those three points that mentions Windows Core OS and Windows Shell:
- wcmp The name of the Windows Shell Composer.
- wPId Windows Core OS Product ID.
- wsId The Windows Core OS session ID.
Microsoft is not yet officially discussing what Windows Core OS is and it is possible for the company to do so during its upcoming Surface event on October 2. In addition to HoloLens 2 and Surface Hub 2X software, Windows Core OS is also expected to power the operating system for the next Xbox codenamed Project Scarlett, as well as Windows Lite, the new Microsoft operating system for Chromebook-like computers and dual-sc reen devices.
Although Microsoft has created specific versions of Windows 10 to run on smartphones, Xbox One, Surface Hub or IoT devices, Windows Core OS is expected to push this streamlined initiative even further by rejecting more legacy Windows components, which are no longer needed on non-PC devices. This is obviously a very ambitious project that has been around for years and we can't wait for Microsoft to finally share more details about it.
Additional reading: Windows 10, Windows Core OS