Will Windows 10 Be Able To Appeal Developer Community For Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)?

This week will decide the future of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)‘s operating system, Windows, which was left abandoned by CEO Satya Nadella during his first year at the helm. But, on Wednesday Nadella along with other key officials will present to the world the details of Windows 10, which is set to be released later this year.

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Last Chance

The things have changed greatly over a decade when Windows was needed to run 90% of devices, while its use is squeezed to 15% now with the advent of iOS and Android run devices. Considering the fading demand for Windows, Nadella strategically focussed on other products like cloud computing and Office. However, one could not deny that the roots of the Redmond giant are built on its operating system, which still contributes to 80% of the company’s profit, directly or indirectly. Thus, that makes the event of the launch of Windows 10 altogether more important to Nadella. There are expectations that the new Windows will help the company do away with previous version errors, create a gateway for new add-on services and help resurrect its ailing smartphone business.

Could Gain Users And Developers

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s earlier attempt to bring Windows 8 on both PC and SmartPhone confused customers more than convince them. Resultantly, the market share of new mobile phone shipments of Windows Phone remained limited to 3%, while developers did not care to consider it as a platform at all. It appears that the company has learned its lesson and acknowledged the fact that its Windows 8 version was not up to the mark. However, having said that, the company is confident that the Windows 10 is exactly what people would have expected.

The details leaked out so far indicate that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will establish Windows 10 as a common software foundation for devices ranging from Xbox to PCs and smartphones. Such extension of software on cross devices will not only give users seamless and flexible experience but a reason to gain attention of software developers, one of the major tasks of the company.

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