Steve Clayton from Microsoft had an opportunity to interview Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates for few minutes. He spoke with Gates about Windows 8, Surface, Windows Phone 8, etc,. In general, he is excited about the upcoming Microsoft upgrade cycle as we do.
Here are some excerpts from the interview,
[Windows 8] isÂ a great upgrade for normal Windows usage, but that idea of a Store, the rich user interface… it’s a big step, it’s key to where personal computing is going.”
We’re sharing between Windows 8 Phone [sic] and Windows 8, sharing the user interface, sharing some of those development tools, and over time, we’ll just get to do more and more of that,Â so it’s involving, literally, to be a single platform.”
This is a big milestone for all Microsoft products in terms of connecting to cloud services… Windows 8, Windows 8 Phone [sic], and the new version of Office that’s coming out, they all go get their storage, go get your personalization, and so that’s a wonderful thing, and it works – you just sit there going ‘Wow!'”
And for your information, he already owns a Microsoft Surface!