The answer remains the same, in case you’re wondering. Another high ranking Microsoft official has explained why Windows 9 was not chosen as the name of the next version of the OS.
And just like the CEO said last week, the answer this time was that it simply came and went.
The decision to skip this widely rumored designation led to a lot of speculation, and a couple of contrasting theories about why Redmond decided to call its next operating system Windows 10. Now Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Windows Marketing tried to clarify what happened.
Yes, the same Tony Prophet that very recently joined Microsoft from HP.
He actually talked about the new operating system in detail, and how Windows 10 is being built from the ground up to included features and options requested by users.
At the same time, the new OS will bring together all Microsoft platforms — from PCs and tablets, to smartphones and Internet of Things devices:
“Windows 10 is not going to be an incremental step from Windows 8.1. Windows 10 is going to be a material step. We’re trying to create one platform, one eco-system that unites as many of the devices from the small embedded Internet of Things, through tablets, through phones, through PCs and, ultimately, into the Xbox.”
He also talks about building the best operating platform for the enterprise, and how the company is now listening to and taking into account the user feedback it receives.
Even though we still don’t have a clear answer to the Windows 9 skip, it’s still nice to see Microsoft officials talking to the media and sharing the vision of the software titan.
A bit more of this, please.