A New ‘Start’ or Beginning of the End For Windows 10?

A New 'Start' or Beginning of the End For Windows 10

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

Andrew Marriott
Owner & Founder at AJR Solutions
I am a technical & creative guy who loves technology. From a very young age, I have had a passion for technology, website / graphic design and photography. I work hard & play harder, I’m driven and full of enthusiasm with a passion to help others. Technology, digital design, web development & creative photography are areas I am really passionate about.

In the past i have worked for a leading IT Solutions & Managed service provider in Rotherham dealing with a range of IT platforms, such as - on site field engineering and remote support, dealing with all types of servers such as Virtual & Physical, Hyper–V, VMware, Windows server 2012 R2, SBS - Small Business Server 2008 2011, SQL, Terminal, Exchange, Active Directory, Group Policy, TCP, IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, RDP, hybrid & cloud, Office 365 and managed security solutions such as Antivirus and Spam filtering.

Prior to this, I worked for Wickersley School & Sports College as the Lead IT & Network Technician and also supporting local primary schools with IT Support and engineering visits & Project Management, while also running my own company AJR Solutions, providing IT & Creative Solutions.

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