Microsoft has recently announced the newest innovation in computing, the Microsoft Windows 9 preview, called ‘Threshold’, which is set release in a press event on September 30. This new operating system is a look ahead at what is to come for the Windows 9 platform, and for the company itself, which is officially set to release in early 2015.
Microsoft Windows engineers are hopeful that the public will meet Windows 9 with better favor since their Windows 8 system was so difficult to manage. Many consumers were not happy with the navigation of Windows 8 and preferred Windows 7, and even Windows XP and Vista, over the newer version.
Microsoft gave little clue as to what they plan to unveil on Windows 9, but there was a hint that the Charms Bar would be gone, virtual desktops would be introduced, and the Cortana virtual assistant would be standard on all Windows 9 platforms. Microsoft is assuring consumers that the new operating system will be more streamlined and less cluttered, and will be user-friendly.Along with the new Microsoft Windows 9 platform, the company is also working on a way to combine the Windows phone with Windows RT.
The company was disappointed that its Windows 8 platform lost a staggering 0.06 percentage share points.Another statistic that hit hard for Microsoft as a whole was the news that many brands such as HP and Dell, chose to install the Windows 7 versions on their computers, rather than lose money due to consumer dissatisfaction. In the past two years, many consumers even chose to purchase the more expensive Mac computers over Windows products, rather than deal with the harness and complexity to use Windows 8 platform. Microsoft is optimistic that this will not be an issue with Windows 9.
The company is hopeful that the release of the new Microsoft Windows 9 preview on September 30 will encourage consumers to have a more positive view of its computers again and persuade them to begin purchasing Microsoft products in the future.