With Microsoft’s offering of a free upgrade to windows 10 for users of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 for the first year from the date of availability, one would expect a rapid update cycle. Microsoft is expecting 350 million users to make the switch during that time. Business users are expected to move more slowly, but still more quickly than the availability of new operating systems from Microsoft typically would ensue.
The effect of Microsoft’s decisions will be to rapidly accelerate the adoption cycle for both consumer and enterprise users, accelerating PC adoption, PC migration, and Windows deployment. It will be will likely in high gear for the next 18 months.
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Tranxition predicts that Windows 10 will make the grade and be able to move into the role currently served by Windows 7. Still, there are questions about how Microsoft will operate the Windows 10 system. It really is a system as opposed to a separate unitary operating system.
By a system, think that the constant update and seamless arrangement across Windows platforms means that the back end of the “OS”, perhaps “operating service” rather than “operating system.” Operating Service is a name change we should think about.
We noticed at Gartner IT Summit in Orlando last fall ,there were a lot of comments by Gartner senior analysts about how Windows 10 would be deployed. Understanding Windows Deployment in the new scheme is a critical factor in adoption and therefore success of the new system. Clearly, PC migration to the new platform will have to account for the matrix of Windows devices that are being utilized.
Here’s an interesting article from phys.org that discusses some of the questions that are being asked about the new technology.
We are excited to hear the great news regarding Windows 10. First off, they are continuing to innovate (as they did with Windows 8). We know, Windows 8 was said to be a ‘flop,’ but we’ve actually used it and think the ‘flop’ was caused more by being a transitional OS between Old Windows concepts and New Windows concepts.
What do we mean? Well, for starters, most software vendors did not have supported applications for Windows 8. So, when performing tasks, one was treated to this strange hybrid environment where screens were flipping and old Windows would magically show up time after time. The paucity of many of the apps, The WSJ as case in point, did not a few months ago support pictures in Metro.
It take a long time to turn an aircraft carrier. Microsoft was between a rock and a hard place. As users of Windows 8, the touch system, while not perfect, was really great in most instances. The tools were over simplified and not powerful enough.
In other words, Windows 8 was such a sea change that five years is a normal amount of time to make a transition. It’s just not realistic to expect it to happen quicker.
About Windows 10. We think that Microsoft knew that Windows 8 would catch flack, perhaps not as much as they did, but they knew that people would hypocritically demand innovation and then criticize Microsoft for delivering it. The key with Windows 10 will be the apps. If they have evolved, and if they have a bigger and real catalog, they will have a winner on their hands. We think it will have a deep impact on the PC migration trend.
We love the holograms and the other innovations, and the fact that its free. Expect Microsoft, speculating here, to demand the payback for free to be a quicker transition.
We wonder why they did not wait for Windows 10, but here is PC Mag’s take on the change. We don’t expect this to change the PC migration rate.
Tranxition™ Corporation, yesterday announced cloud file system support in its User Persona API for Google Drive. The UP-API, in addition to standard file systems, now explicitly supports HTTPS and cloud systems. Additionally, to enable safe storage, the User Persona API now supports client-side AES-256 encryption and FIPS 140. This is the second cloud service Tranxition is announcing in addition to its previously launched support for Dropbox with more to follow. Read the full press release here.
Not only is our UP-API now military-grade encryption compliant, it explicitly supports storing user data to Dropbox. This is great news for developers of Systems Management, Asset Management, Backup, and Desktop-as-a-Service as it means that they now can support backup, restore, disaster recovery and other services without having to field their own cloud file services unless they already have one. Read the full press release here.