Story image

Nadella unifies Windows as Microsoft becomes One…

29 Jul 14

Satya Nadella’s plans to unite Microsoft edged a step closer this week, with the new CEO sanctioning the amalgamation of all major versions of Windows.

Set to become one standalone operating system, Nadella insists Redmond "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system."

Clarifying that this in fact means one operating system that covers all screen sizes, Nadella hopes the move will merge the separate Windows team within the company, producing “one team with a common architecture.”

Short on specifics at this stage, Nadella told analysts during the company’s quarterly conference call that plans to create one huge Windows platform stem from a desire to scale Universal Windows Apps.

“In the past we had multiple teams working on different versions of Windows,” he told analysts.

“Now we have one team with a common architecture. This allows us to scale, create Universal Windows Apps.”

Adding that Microsoft will still offer different editions of its operating systems, Nadella also promised to unify the company’s stores, commerce and developer platforms.

With no details yet on how Redmond plans to unify Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox - chances are users will see the new all-in-one Windows next year through the release of Windows 9.

Dimension Data nabs three Cisco partner awards
Cisco announced the awards, including APJ Partner of the Year, at a global awards reception during its annual partner conference.
WatchGuard’s eight (terrifying) 2019 security predictions
The next evolution of ransomware, escalating nation-state attacks, biometric hacking, Wi-Fi protocol security, and Die Hard fiction becomes reality.
Rimini Street hits NZ shores with new subsidiary
The third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP has opened a new Auckland-based office and appointed Sean Jones as NZ senior account executive.
Why the adoption of SAP is growing among SMEs
Small and medium scale enterprises are emerging as lucrative end users for SAP.
Exclusive: How the separation of Amazon and AWS could affect the cloud market
"Amazon Web Services is one of the rare companies that can be a market leader but remain ruthlessly innovative and agile."
HPE extends cloud-based AI tool InfoSight to servers
HPE asserts it is a big deal as the system can drive down operating costs, plug disruptive performance gaps, and free up time to allow IT staff to innovate.
Digital Realty opens new AU data centre – and announces another one
On the day that Digital Realty cut the ribbon for its new Sydney data centre, it revealed that it will soon begin developing another one.
A roadmap to AI project success
Five keys preparation tasks, and eight implementation elements to keep in mind when developing and implementing an AI service.