Hello Friends, Microsoft is opening the Windows earlier and wider than ever before. It’s going to be an interesting ride; for them and for us.
Windows “9” is Windows 10. That’s the biggest surprise from Microsoft’s San Francisco launch event. With its enterprise customers firmly in mind, that’s a good
thing for the company as it eyes the 100 million or so Windows 7 users
and considers how to encourage them to upgrade.
Even so, despite the familiar Windows look and feel, there’s a lot
more to Windows 10 than meets the eye. Under its returned Start Menu
it’s continuing the evolution that started with Windows 8. Windows Store
apps now coexist with familiar desktop apps, and Microsoft is
encouraging developers to work with the new Universal app model it
introduced with Windows 8.1 Update earlier this year.
We’ve seen a lot of Windows 10 already, thanks to a series of leaked
videos. Even with the many leaks, there’s much to like here. Using the
new snap features is simple, and the virtual desktop tools are built
into the familiar task switcher we’ve used since the XP days. It’s also
possible to keep the Windows 8-style start menu, and command line
aficionados won’t be disappointed by the new translucent console and
(finally!) the ability to use familiar keyboard shortcuts.
IT Pros will want to try out one of Windows 10’s key features: the
ability to separate the personal and the corporate a low level; by
identifying corporate apps and giving only them access to corporate
files – with no way to copy and paste, upload, or save corporate data to
personal space. A new class of “enlightened” apps will be able to work
in both worlds, with Word being able to switch from writing a letter to a
Windows lead Terry Myerson told us that the Preview programme that
launches tomorrow was ambitious. “We have never done this before. We’ll
be using a variety of tools: like survey tools on features. There’ll be
forums for insiders and engineering will take part in these. We’re going
to learn too how to run a programme like this. We’re jumping off before
we have all the answers.”
Windows 8 may have been a revolution, but Windows 10 is far from
being a counter-revolution. It’s familiar to the 100 million Windows 7
users, yes, but it also brings Windows 8’s touch features along for the
ride. New tools will help handle the transition from laptop to tablet in
two-in-one devices like the Surface Pro, though these won’t be in the
With an open preview programme starting tomorrow, it’s an opportunity
for IT professionals to explore the new OS well in advance of a 2015
launch – and to use the feedback tooling to influence the development of
their desktop OS.
Microsoft is opening the Windows earlier and wider than ever before. It’s going to be an interesting ride; for them and for us.
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