Microsoft Executive Explains What Happened To Windows 9

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Microsoft surprised everyone few weeks back by announcing that the next version of Windows will be called ‘Windows 10’, instead of the obvious ‘Windows 9’. So, what happened to Windows 9? Speaking on stage at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Windows team executive Tony Prophet said, “It came and it went.”

“Windows 10 is not going to be an incremental step from Window 8.1,” he explained. “Windows 10 is going to be a material step. We’re trying to create one platform, one eco-system that unites as many of the devices from the small embedded Internet of Things, through tablets, through phones, through PCs and, ultimately, into the Xbox.”

As Satya Nadella mentioned it below, Windows 10 is not just another version of Windows. Also, Microsoft is involving users in designing their next operating system release. Recently, they released Windows 10 Technical Preview to the general public and it received over 100,000 feedback items from over million users worldwide.

“The reason we’re doing that is so we can listen to our customers,” he says, particularly enterprise users.

“Our objective with Windows 10 is … to build absolutely the best OS for the enterprise. That’s the early focus,” Prophet said. “We’ve got the process. We’ve got a million people using it. And we’re listening.”

What do you think of Microsoft’s approach in developing Windows 10?

Source: Business Insider

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