Microsoft Event: The New Windows Is Being Presented

/ 2 years ago


We’ve seen the leaks and we’ve heard the rumours; now it’s time for some facts. The Microsoft Windows event in San Francisco is upon us and we’ll finally find out what the future of Windows will bring.

Microsoft held the event rather small and very few guests were invited. While not everyone could be there at such an event, it makes for a better and more intimate presentation. When the attendees entered the room they could spot Windows logos everywhere and some test systems that weren’t powered yet; but there weren’t any obvious hints towards the version number or name.


When the clock finally hit 6:00 PM local time, the Windows chief Terry Myerson entered the stage. He started by telling that half a billion people are using Microsoft Windows today and there are even more devices that run it. “For one audience the world still hasn’t changed, that’s our developers. Still too much to do and not enough time,” said Myerson.


“Windows is at a threshold and now it’s time for a new Windows.” The new windows is build from the ground up with a mobile-first cloud-first world in mind. But a name still hasn’t been revealed. Most people have been speculated on Windows 9 up until now, but that wouldn’t be the right choice according to Microsoft. To much has changed.


Windows One would be fitting, but that’s already been used, Myerson teases the audience. The new version of the worlds leading operating system will be called Microsoft Windows 10. Yes you read right. The new name shocked quite a few people, but I don’t see any problem with it.


It looks like Microsoft wants to abandon all the different versions and just have one operating system. One unified system that allows customers to work, play and connect between all their devices. Windows 10 will run on the broadest types of devices ever and will be just one application platform. “One store, one way for applications to be discovered, purchased, and updated across all of these devices.”


Myerson went on to ensure how valuable the enterprise customers are to Microsoft. They need to evaluate Windows early and as such Windows has started their dialogue with them today. It promises a familiar experience and all the tools they’re used to finding. “Windows 10 will be compatible with all the traditional management systems used today.”


Thank you TheVerge for providing us with this information

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  • Porkalicious

    Well, this is crap… optimization will be thrown out of the window (pun not intended) and good looking softwares will be a thing of history. They are still trying to pull the Xbox One philosophy that no one sane likes :/ Keep things separate where due, Microsoft! xD
    EDIT: “Still too much to do and not enough time,” …. maybe if they hadn’t laid off 16000 people or whatever and bought minecraft instead and this problem would’ve been fixed with just some redirections :/

  • Wayne

    I’m sure it’ll be fine.