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September 30th slated as the invite only media event for the enterprise friendly release of the next version of Windows
Windows 9, Threshold, or the 'next version of Windows', whatever you want to call it there's an invite only event happening in San Francisco on September 30th where Microsoft will showcase a technology preview version of 'the next release of Windows...'.
If you didn't get the invite don't feel too bad, neither did we, however if previous events are anything to go by it'll more than likely by broadcast live via the web also (which is good news for us). This technology preview will probably focus on key areas that had enterprises shunning Windows 8, most noticeably the 'missing start menu'.
For more info about the even have a look at the following links,
The Verge - http://www.theverge....h-san-francisco
Networkworld - http://www.networkwo...or-sept-30.html
German site WinFuture.de has released a video of a leaked Windows 9 (codenamed Threshold build 9834) that shows the new start menu that could be coming to us in a couple of weeks if all goes well.
Here's a screenshot of the new startmenu (source: winbeta)
and here's the video of the startmenu in action
According to this data on finance.Yahoo.com Microsot's stock price is at it's highest trading level since 1999 when the dot-com boom was in full swing.
Neowin have stated that this is probably due to a couple of factors.
"The less likely (but still slightly plausible) reason is that Wall Street likes the new Lumias that were announced at IFA this week. What is more plausible is that the rumors of the upcoming announcement of the next version of Windows at the end of this month could be moving the needle forward."
Personally I think that the new Microsoft Chairman is firmly making his mark, pushing out Office for IOS and focusing on “productivity and platforms.” This new vision and strong leadership is moving Microsoft in new directions and gaining public trust judging by the stock price high.
Once the Windows 9 Technology Preview rolls out at the end of this month I think the stock price will continue to climb,
let's wait and see !
What do you think is driving the high stock price ?
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Microsoft staff will likely be raising a glass or two, thanks to the latest available data. According to new data released by StatCounter on Tuesday, the latest version of Windows, Windows 8.1 has overtaken its predecessor Windows 8 for the first time, in terms of internet usage worldwide.
The research firm's data shows Windows 8.1 has grown steadily to 7.5 percent in August, passing Windows 8's share of 6.6 percent. In the UK market the software giant's operating system (covering desktops, tablets, and consoles) surpassed its older sibling in April, with the US following a month later in May. By comparison, Apple's latest versions of OS X have a combined share of 7.8 percent — a speck compared to Windows' overall reach.
"Following a mixed reaction to Windows 8, perhaps because of its radical new look, Windows 8.1 appears to be winning over users," StatCounter's chief executive Aodhan Cullen said in prepared remarks.
Windows 7 remains the world's global leader in the operating system space, data from the company suggests, with just over 50 percent of the internet usage share.
But StatCounter data should always be taken with a pinch of salt, as ZDNet's Ed Bott previously explained. Compared to the latest Net Applications' data, which is generally considered to be stronger overall data, Windows 8 has a 6.3 percent share, while Windows 8.1 has a 7.1 percent share — totaling 13.4 percent.
read the rest at ZDNet > http://www.zdnet.com...die-7000033199/
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Microsoft is aiming to deliver a "technology preview" of its Windows "Threshold" operating system by late September or early October, according to multiple sources of mine who asked not to be named.
And in a move that signals where Microsoft is heading on the "servicability" front, those who install the tech preview will need to agree to have subsequent monthly updates to it pushed to them automatically, sources added.
Threshold is the next major version of Windows that is expected to be christened "Windows 9" when it is made available in the spring of 2015. Threshold is expected to include a number of new features that are aimed at continuing to improve Windows' usability on non-touch devices and by those using mice and keyboards alongside touch.
Among those features — according to previous leaks — are a new "mini" Start Menu; windowed Metro-Style applications that can run on the Desktop; virtual desktops; and the elimination of the Charms bar that debuted as part of Windows 8. Cortana integration with Windows Threshold is looking like it could make it into the OS, as well.
I've asked Microsoft officials for comment. To date, Microsoft execs have declined to comment on what will be in Threshold, when it will be available, how much it will cost or what it will be named.
When Microsoft was working on Windows 8, the company delivered three external "milestones" before making the operating system generally available in October 2012. First there was a Windows 8 developer preview, which Microsoft released on September 13, 2011, followed by a Windows 8 "consumer" preview on February 29, 2012. The operating system was released to manufacturing on August 1, 2012.
read the rest @ ZDnet > http://www.zdnet.com...ber-7000032668/
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