Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift

    Posted: 21 Aug 2014

    Microsoft will reportedly launch Windows 9 on September 30 and could ultimately be known as the last of the software giant's big bang operating system releases.

    According to The Verge, Microsoft will feature "Threshold," or Windows 9 on Sept. 30. Mary Jo Foley reported last week that Microsoft would preview what will be Windows 9 later in September.

    While the Windows 9 christening will kick off a march to a general public roll out in spring of 2015, it's worth outlining why the operating system is strategic today, but a mere transition product if you zoom out beyond two years.

    The Wall Street Journal asked whether Microsoft needed all the hubbub around Windows 9. The short answer is yes for now.

    In a short-term lens, Windows 9 is critical because:
    • Microsoft needs to put the Windows 8 launch to bed to get us talking about something other than Vista analogies;
    • The software giant needs to refine Windows to be both touch and non-touch friendly;
    • Windows needs to hook into Microsoft's platform and productivity mantra;
    • And Windows needs to lay the groundwork for a faster development cadence as well as a cloud approach.
    Read more at: Microsoft's Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift | ZDNet
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    21 Aug 2014

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    How much additional Internet bandwidth will be required to support this?
    The Internet is too slow currently.

    Don't forget that the movie/TV sites will probably start providing so-called "4K" content to their subscribers (if they aren't already).

    How much additional hardware will MS need to install to meet usage requirements?
    They've had server capacity issues before.
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    Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift
    Oh, there's a f in that last word...

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    A Guy, post: 35747, member: 22 said:
    Oh, there's a f in that last word...

    A Guy
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  4. Lee
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    One question. . .after reading this article, and many others over the past couple months is their anyone out there that really knows what Microsoft is really doing or planning on doing. . .maybe it is just me, albeit there seems to be noting, but conjecture coming from all those supposedly in the know. . .:)
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    Bloggers are like Psychics - its all entertainment. A few do have sources inside MS but 99% just interpreted what they thought they said and then right more junk to fill their column quote. But it is entertaining to see the reactions to some of these posts.

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    The "on line" Operating Systems don't do me any good, for my recording studio. I go off line when recording or mixing. It eliminates potential dropouts and clicks in the audio. As I use Sonar (X3 version), it only works with Windows OS. I could use a MAC with Windows installed but that seems a waste to pay 3X as much for hardware.
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