Windows 8.1 + 1 = 10

So, just a few thoughts about the Windows 10 launch event today.

First of all, the name. The reason for naming it 10 and not 9, according to Microsoft, are apparently that it so much better that number 9 wasn’t enough. For me that loves Windows 8 (and always has) this promises a lot. And not just for the consumer-market – but more importantly for enterprises. And the only things MS mentioned was really the possibility to manage the store in more ways than today, and perhaps also the Ctrl+V possibilities in the command prompt. 🙂 Tomorrow we will see if there are more things they haven’t told us in the preview. But for consumers and users both private and at work there are things that will make a difference.

One of the things I love about for example Ubuntu is the possibility to have multiple desktops – this is now a Windows 10 feature that I will use a lot! This, to me as an admin, is far more important than the start menu. But, as an admin, I see the reason for bringing back the start menu. Many end-users will love this and make the switch to a new OS a lot easier.

And the way to use windowed apps I believe really will drive the way new applications and apps are developed, and this can ONLY improve the application quality and the number of apps available – not only for Windows (Phone, Xbox, Server, Tablet etc) but for Android and IOS as well.

I’ll get back tomorrow (hopefully) with a first look at Windows 10.

Stay tuned!

Windows 10

As a Solution Architect, Simon inspires customers, partners and colleagues to create the best possible workplace for their users. His main focus is the Windows platform – but todays workplace consists of so much more than that. As an MCT he is passionate about teaching and sharing knowledge. He’s a frequent speaker, blogger and podcaster – as well as a penguin fanatic.

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