I am a lay futurist...and an early adopter of Microsoft Windows from 1.0 to the beta of Windows 8.
I predicted Windows would take over the computer PC back in the 1980's even before Microsoft began to seriously start promoting it as a replacement for DOS, so I embraced it as the future operating system of the next century...
Some of the key hardware devices that shipped in 2013 came from Microsoft and Nokia (which will soon be part of Microsoft). This bodes well for the devices part of Microsoft's devices and services future.
If there is one thing you could associate with Microsoft’s modern platforms, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone, is that they are designed to offer a similar experience across a variety of devices, from desktop PCs to tablets, and smartphones.
Microsoft continues Microsoft continues to finalize its Windows 8.1 update, but the company revealed today that it plans to make it available on October 18th. The free update will be listed in the Windows Store for existing Windows 8 users at 7AM ET on October 17th, with boxed copies, new hardware, and a full retail release on October 18th. The final copy of Windows 8, known as Release to Manufacturing (RTM), is expected to be made available to PC makers and partners in the coming weeks. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans previously revealed to The Verge that Microsoft plans to update and patch Windows 8.1 in the weeks leading up to the October release.
Microsoft caves on the SkyDrive trademark fight, Surface mess, and more.
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It’s a humbling and amazing thing to work on Windows, which is used by over 1.5 billion people in every country of the world. From kids playing with computers for the first time, to writers and journalists, to engineers, to gamers, to CEOs, at some point Windows has empowered all of us. In the Windows... Read more
My Chrome OS tablet experiment has morphed into a surprising purchase: One that offers some of the best of my Chromebook Pixel and my iPad Air. It’s not perfect, but this 2-in-1 shows promise for the way I work.
The company's developers group says in a tweet that both the Windows RT and Windows 8.1 versions of the device are in short supply. But how short is 'short,' exactly? Read this article by Shara Tibken on CNET News.
One of my first predictions I made was back in the mid to late 1980's:
Windows will replace DOS on PC's in the 1990s (Actual occurrence:1994 to today)
Predicting the future can be a dubious task, especially when dealing with software and operating systems. There are many variables, including market forces, competition, promotion, user acceptance and costs that influence the success or failure of any new major software releases. Who knew back in 1985 how successful Microsoft would become in developing and releasing Windows.
Windows 8 tries to be different things to different people, and according to some it succeeds in areas and falls short in others. At first I didn't find it to be a good tablet OS until getting it on the right device. Windows 8.1 is going to take what I've come to realize is a good tablet OS and make it a great one.
Microsoft today outlined some of the security improvements coming with Windows 8.1, broken down into four areas: trustworthy hardware, modern access control, protecting sensitive data, and malware resistance. The company’s Trustworthy Computing team announced the enhancements at Black Hat 2013 yesterday, and now today they’re sharing them with everyone.
At Build 2013, when the preview of the latest Windows update was released, Microsoft talked about security, but not extensively. Now the company is offering a bit more information on what to expect.