The Microsoft is all set to launch on Tuesday, its next iteration of the Windows OS. This time the focus is on the corporate users. Microsoft has not been very forthcoming about the details. We will have a peek into how the next OS from the house in Redmond.
It will be safe to assume that the next iteration of Microsoft will be in line with the new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s vision- A Market where the focus will be on mobile devices and Internet cloud-based services.
Microsoft has been talking about its strategies for months now. In April, at its Developer’s Conference Nadella in company with other executives sketched the methods it will use to make the OS more developer friendly. The strategy will enable developers to create applications which will work across all devices- PC’s, Smartphones and Tablets.
One of the goals of Microsoft will be to keep Windows on the user’s PC up to date and also make it as simple as possible. The name Windows 9 was christened by the media but according to Reuters report there could be some other name also.
Windows 8 was a big overhaul, 2012 Tablet, Touch friendly, and massively graphical, it was miles away from the well received Windows 7. Windows 8 left many users frustrated and angry over the disappearance of the trademark Start button and desktop. Later these features were updated and the Windows 8 was made more comfortable for people who preferred the mouse and keyboard setup.
Many experts opine that Windows 9 will be a potential game changer and Microsoft will try to bolster the Windows franchise and counterbalance headwinds in the PC market.
Nadella’s naming as CEO of Microsoft in February has borne well with Wall Street and the stocks are 25% higher this year. It closed on Friday at $46.41.
The new CEO Satya Nadella immediately got into the act and trimmed 18,000 jobs, leftovers from his predecessor and the $7.2 billion Nokia acquisition.
Microsoft also acquired the company which created the highly popular “sandbox” game Minecraft for $2.5 billion, a step which will bolster Xbox and the company’s mobile ambitions.