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Windows 10 - built from the ground up for a mobile-first, cloud-first world

Today, 05:08 PM

Posted by anyweb in Windows News

Just when we were all getting used to the idea of Windows 9, Microsoft decided to call it.....

 

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Windows 10

 

Yup, Windows 10. Windows 10 will be shipping "later in the year" in 2015. Here's a nice video introducing Windows 10.

 

 

Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows. Windows 10 unlocks new experiences for customers to work, play and connect. Windows 10 embodies what our customers (both consumers and enterprises) demand and what we will deliver.

 

Mobile First, Cloud First

 

"Windows is at a Threshold and now it's time for a new Windows. There's about one and a half billion people using Windows today, Our new Windows must be built from the ground up for a mobile first cloud first world." We've heard those words before but it's clearer than ever, Microsoft is mobile first, cloud first !

 

Windows 10 will run across an incredibly broad set of devices – from the Internet of Things, to servers in enterprise datacenters worldwide. Some of these devices have 4 inch screens – some have 80 inch screens – and some don’t have screens at all. Some of these devices you hold in your hand, others are ten feet away. Some of these devices you primarily use touch/pen, others mouse/keyboard, others controller/gesture – and some devices can switch between input types.

 

Enterprise Ready

 

And to reiterate their commitment to the Enterprise and business, "Windows 10 is going to be our greatest enterprise platform, ever."

 

Windows 10 will be our greatest platform ever for organizations and their employees. There are several reasons that business customers in particular should take notice of Windows 10. It’s not just more familiar from a user experience standpoint. We have built so much of what businesses need right into the core of this product – including enterprise-grade security, identity and information protection features, reducing complexity and providing a better experience for the modern needs of business.

 

We’ve simplified management and deployment to help lower costs, including in-place upgrades from Windows 7 or 8 that are focused on making device wipe-and-reload scenarios obsolete. We’re also providing businesses with more choice in how quickly they adopt the latest innovations, and are delivering continued improvements based on customer feedback.

 

So where do we start, well ironically enough with the start menu.

 

Return of the Start Menu

 

"We're looking to find the balance, so that all the Windows 7 users get a familiar experience on the devices they already have.

 

Hey look, it's got the start menu ! (Running on Build 9841)

 

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here's the start screen in Touch

 

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Multiple Desktops

 

You can view multiple desktops "multiple desktops at the bottom of the interface, and when you launch task view it shows all the apps that are currently open."

 

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And, there's a new "Snap Assist" UI at the side where you can grab apps from multiple desktops.

 

Featuring Larger thumbnails and larger touch friendly buttons,

 

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Ctrl_V works in a cmd prompt window now !

 

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here's the new Task View in action

 

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Terry Myerson, Windows chief, did the announcement of the Windows 10 name change.

 

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thanks to Warren at @the Verge for commentary/photos.

 

For more info about the official Windows 10,  see the "Announcing Windows 10" announcement here

 

Download 10

 

You can download the Technical Preview of Windows 10 here or here

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September 30th slated as the invite only media event for the enterprise friendly release of the next version of Windows

18 Sep 2014

Posted by anyweb in Windows News

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...'.

 

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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,

 

ZDNet - http://www.zdnet.com...ftag=RSS0966a21

The Verge - http://www.theverge....h-san-francisco

Networkworld - http://www.networkwo...or-sept-30.html

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Windows 9 early build shows start menu in action

12 Sep 2014

Posted by anyweb in Windows News

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)

 

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and here's the video of the startmenu in action

 

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Microsoft's stock price is at the highest level since 1999

06 Sep 2014

Posted by anyweb in Windows News

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.

 

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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.

 

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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 !

 

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What do you think is driving the high stock price ?

 

cheers

niall

 

 

 

 

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Windows 8.1 overtakes Windows 8 worldwide

03 Sep 2014

Posted by anyweb in Windows News

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.

 

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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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