Just like a leaky faucet, after a while you get accustomed to the constant drip, drip, drip and forget it’s there. Even before the release of Windows 7 we were all aware that work was underway for Windows 8. There were rumblings and leaks of a possible 128 bit Windows 8 and certainly a 128 bit Windows 9 even when Windows 7 64 bit had barely hit the streets.
To be sure no one forgets, another leak has popped out, again suggesting, that Windows 8 will be released in 2 years. That would match the original leak of last year and serve to get Windows back in the news. You can read the cnet article here.
Between this and the excellent presentation of a leak this past June, one can confidently say that Microsoft would like to create some excitement and let people know about things to come. What’s coming? Well, Windows8 will have an App Store which would be very similar to the ones offered by Apple and Droid, certainly not a big surprise. Other speculations have included facial recognition, secure password storage, more touch screen, and even external temp sensors.
Competition has definitely heated up with the increasing success of everything i. The iPad and its obvious tie in with mobility, the iPhone and i Computing, is keeping Microsoft in search of some wind for it’s large but not so billowing sails, pun intended. Whether The Cloud will help push a favorable wind is yet to be determined but you can bet that MS would like to steal some wind from Apple’s soon to be released Lion operating system.
Wind From The Clouds
It’s not likely that MS will continue to float lazily in a quiet sea. Recent commercials have attempted to keep the Cloud concept in front of the general public. I’m still surprised at how few people actually understand cloud computing. Cloud computing has been a part of PC Pitstop now for a couple of years. The solutions offered by Cloud Computing are perfect for the huge growth we’re seeing in mobile computing and power conservative devices.
Looking at the changes brought about with the release of Windows 7 and Windows Live it seems obvious that MS is more on the ball than many think. Although subtle in its presentation, Microsoft’s effort is right in line with the current trend to the Cloud and mobility. Helping to continue this push is the vise-like grip Microsoft has on the office application user. While selling iPads and iPhones is making some serious coin for Apple, Windows isn’t going to go away anytime soon. Reading, taking pics, and emailing can be fun but when it comes to serious business, who you gonna call?
Microsoft, that’s who.