Windows 10: Microsoft Employee Reveals New Windows 9 Details

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  1. Posts : 7,882
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       07 May 2014 #1

    Even though Microsoft is already working on a second major Windows 8.1 Update, most eyes are on the next full version of Windows, possibly called Windows 9, which could debut as soon as spring 2015.

    While no confirmed details are available right now, people familiar with the matter said with several occasions that Windows 9 could focus more than ever on the cloud, with some sources even suggesting that a subscription-based version of the operating system that would be entirely based on the cloud could also see daylight.

    Now Peter Lee, head of Microsoft Research, said in an interview with Digital Trends that focusing on cloud is indeed a priority for the software giant right now and although he didn't mention Windows 9 specifically, he hinted that such improvements could be part of the next Windows release.
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  2.    07 May 2014 #2

    Sorry to say, but it's Softpedia. Most of their editors are idiots much like on ZDNet as well. lol
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  3.    07 May 2014 #3

    There's the entire article. "Cloud" based OS is not the way to go IMO.. but this is early "news" and we have to wait and see what really happens.
    OP, thanks for the post.

    Even though Microsoft is already working on a second major Windows 8.1 Update, most eyes are on the next full version of Windows, possibly called Windows 9, which could debut as soon as spring 2015.

    While no confirmed details are available right now, people familiar with the matter said with several occasions that Windows 9 could focus more than ever on the cloud, with some sources even suggesting that a subscription-based version of the operating system that would be entirely based on the cloud could also see daylight.

    Now Peter Lee, head of Microsoft Research, said in an interview with Digital Trends that focusing on cloud is indeed a priority for the software giant right now and although he didn't mention Windows 9 specifically, he hinted that such improvements could be part of the next Windows release.

    “One of the mission-focused activities [those dictated by other divisions within the company] is centered around something called the Enterprise Graph. It sounds really boring but for us it’s really interesting,” he was quoted as saying.

    The core of this cloud approach would obviously be Bing, Microsoft's very own search engine that's already powering a number of apps and services offered to customers.

    “Bing tries to understand entities. When someone does a Bing search for ‘Canon 4D’ and they click the Canon Rebel link, we learn about those relationships. With enterprise there’s similar issues but with much less data. The computer science ends up being different,” the Microsoft Research head continued.

    “If I write a document and I want to say, share this with the appropriate people that work with Vikram from the meeting, or say, ‘what’s trending around me at work,’ not in my personal space but at work … answering questions like that requires a very different kind of machine learning,” he added.

    Windows 9 is projected to see daylight in early 2015 and could bring quite a lot of new features, including a PC version of Microsoft's new personal assistant called Cortana and already available on Windows Phone 8.1. Cortana, which is also based on Bing features, helps users perform a number of tasks, such as sending emails, calling contacts, posting on Twitter or setting up reminders, using voice commands.

    As usual, since Microsoft prefers to remain completely tight-lipped on Windows 9, take all of these with a grain of salt and let's just hope that the company shares more details on the next full OS version anytime soon.
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  4.    07 May 2014 #4

    "Cloud" based OS is not the way to go IMO.
    Agreed. If Windows 9 goes that way without the option to install a normal desktop environment, then I won't upgrade. Just the cost of internet service alone to run applications would be cost prohibitive for me.
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  5.    08 May 2014 #5

    LittleJay, post: 27884, member: 114 said:
    Agreed. If Windows 9 goes that way without the option to install a normal desktop environment, then I won't upgrade. Just the cost of internet service alone to run applications would be cost prohibitive for me.

    I have a flat fee internet access but I would also hate to see what would happen with that type of OS. Personally I would either stick with 8.1 or go back to using windows 7. Either way I would not go to Windows 9 if that were to happen.

    Heck, I would even go to Linux if that were to occur. There are several distros that I've used that I have to say I've liked, Mint, Netrunner, etc... Oh and Fedora.
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  6.    08 May 2014 #6

    I have both 8.1 and 7 installed and would simply stick with them until support ends. After that, I would find a Linus distro I like and run either 7 or 8 in a VM for those windows based programs I still need to use.
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  7.    10 May 2014 #7

    Windows 9 will not be a cloud based OS.
    Society as a whole is nowhere near ready for that.

    2nd, It would not be a purely cloud based OS, as in VDI, or using your PC as a dumb terminal.
    That will not work for many many people....

    So please,, stop going to the Nth extreme, it's a foolish notion.

    However, potential subscription based might be possible in some capacity.
    But even that I doubt will come with Windows 9.

    The so called debacle of Win8.x ensures that will not happen yet.

    It's in talks about doing those things,, but nothing is official or in stone.

    So, you can all stop freaking out, and ignore the pseudo-tech journos that have Zero clue what they write about in regards to some insider info.
    You can put money on it that is in fact, complete BS.

    Also, keep in mind that right now, they are talking about Cortana and search criteria, Calendar's and email, social networking, etc.
    They are not talking about a fully cloud based OS. People who try to speculate on that issue, or focus on it are not all that bright.
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       11 May 2014 #8

    I don't think anyone is "freaking out" We're discussing an OS that doesn't exist. Anything posted is fair game

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  9.    11 May 2014 #9

    LovingWindows, post: 27821, member: 309 said:
    Sorry to say, but it's Softpedia. Most of their editors are idiots much like on ZDNet as well. lol
    Better to read the full and original chat.

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/feature...puting/#!L8XaV

    Not sure, after thre or four months, where I picked this up - see my post

    http://www.nineforums.com/threads/ca...s-8.119/page-2 #21
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  10.    11 May 2014 #10

    A Guy, post: 28427, member: 22 said:
    I don't think anyone is "freaking out" We're discussing an OS that doesn't exist. Anything posted is fair game

    A Guy
    So true. I for one am not "freaking out". This is a discussion about what could occur if MS went to a semi cloud based OS with 9 or possibly 10.

    And if MS does go to a cloud OS I would guess that most of the OS would work but some of the functionality would be disabled when not connected to the Internet. And this is total speculation on my part.
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