This month’s release of Windows 10 is set to lead in the next era of Microsoft.
In this short article AJR thinks about Microsofts new operating system and wonders if it will be A New ‘Start’ or Beginning of the End For Windows 10? As Microsoft sets to release Windows 10 later this month, it’s very difficult to predict whether it will give the operating system a new lease of life or just keep it chugging along for a few more years. Could Windows 10 be a new beginning for the once-enduring operating system, or the beginning of the end? Many fear the latter.
It appears that those people running older versions of Windows are destined to end up on this new release at some point — potentially sooner rather than later thanks to Microsoft’s aggressive push and incentives. Yet so far, there’s no sign people will waver from their iPads, Android devices, Macs or Chromebooks (and other emerging platforms such as Raspberry Pi) and switch to Windows 10-based systems.
On the other hand, that is no longer necessary. Client devices have become disposable and interchangeable commodities and there’s reasonable hope Windows will remain a meaningful supplemental — even if not dominant — force.
Microsoft knows this but that has not stopped it from maintaining its “better-together” strategy with its “continuum” technology, and an operating system that bridges the traditional Windows desktop — Start menu, with new modern, touch-enabled cloud-based tablets and applications. Critics say that it is too little too late — but so far Apple cannot yet boast the same ability with Mac OS and iOS, and Android, while open, is still forked. If it matters, they’ll catch up.
Continuum and the Universal Windows Platform — and now the server and cloud infrastructure Microsoft is building out to support it — promise to make Windows 10 the best anyone could expect. If it turns out Microsoft’s move to keep Windows relevant in the future isn’t enough, the company — with its strong support for iOS and Android — has prepared itself to live with that. Have you?
Microsoft has already announced Windows 10 server is finished and ready for users – www.ware247.co.uk