History shows that Microsoft rarely is the first to try to develop a new technology firm, but it is always able to insist for a long time down and succeed. Microsoft in this success, including numerous examples PC operating system, click on the graphic calculation, productivity software, data center software, a web browser and even game and related software.
This week, Microsoft and is going to be a "v", the drama of the battlefield is the touch screen tablet computer calculation, with its products are Windows 8 operating system. Based on Windows 8 of the system is expected to new product will be listed in the next year. But attract software developer for Windows 8 of the software system development application from action this week began, Microsoft will Tuesday in Anaheim, California held a four-day meeting of software development, to introduce the new system member.
According to two anonymous industry advisor said, Microsoft will be at the conference to software developers are providing early "preview" version of Windows 8 and thousands of
For Microsoft, the bet is not small. Its Windows business still have strong profit ability, but as "age" growth, the business revenue and net income has slipped.
Technology research firm Envisioneering analyst Richard Doherty (Richard Doherty) said: "Microsoft is compelled to do it."
Tablet computer and smart phones is the next two big computing products. As consumer and enterprise users increasingly choose tablet computer, sales of personal computers is expected in recent months has constantly been come down.
Apple with its iPad tablet computer, other series market development manufacturers are not quite smoothly. Last month, hewlett-packard has officially announced the TouchPad tablet computer to give up. RIM blackberry manufacturer for the tablet computer business seeking buyers. So far, Google andros system based on the tablet computer also didn’t succeed, and pick up Microsoft Windows 7 tablet computer system is more count for nothing.
Market research firm Gartner analyst Michael alongside Buddha (Michael Silver) says: "Windows 8 is a Microsoft pull tools."
Microsoft in recent months have in a few industry conference revealed some Windows 8 of the material. Microsoft executives said, Windows 8 system will use the new design, including the chips and the user experience. In PC platform, Windows 8 system’s start time will be in 10 seconds. Windows 8 the appearance of the system for the company launched the new smartphone soon operating system Windows Phone software. It contains a large number of elegant design icon.
Windows 8 system will be compatible with most of the tablet computer and smart phones used the ARM chips and Intel chip.
Microsoft executives said, Windows 8 system in the design process is considered for tablet PCS, laptops and desktops computers to provide the same level of performance and function. For example, they talked about Windows 8 "touch first" principle, namely Windows 8 system touch function in tablet computer, laptop, desktop computers and all can fluent use.
Microsoft executives say, no matter whether the keyboard, the user can fingers in the touch screen operation to open and close or browsing the application. They think, touch function can to give consumers to the personal computer products of interest.
Windows 8 design also reflects the Microsoft to support the determination to open web standards, such as the new technology allows meta, developers don’t use by individual manufacturer of control software copyright can also develop the function of the application software rich interaction. In the past, Microsoft pursuing a more closed, copyright control way.
Microsoft in March this year, this is IE9 released a specially designed for the web browser customization meta. The browser also include some can improve the performance of the system software properties of Windows. Microsoft executives said, the purpose is to reduce the development in part for Windows 8 system development application software for technical requirements. Microsoft Windows sales department President Steven essien, panov base (Steven Sinofsky) says: "Windows 8 will for different hardware structure of the developer offers a unique opportunity to the industry."
Web developers are already to Microsoft new ideas full of interest.
Industry analysts pointed out that Microsoft has developed some of the tools to help millions of business software, software developer for Windows 8 development application software. Microsoft thinks, the traditional developer community will in the future, shine brilliantly for Windows 8 system development tomorrow.
This and apple’s reverse, often forced developers have to apple for the new products such as iPad to write applications software.