Tag Archives: Microsoft

The new Microsoft

In last few years we have noticed that Microsoft has changed a lot under ‘Satya Nadella’. They have changed their business model from a Windows based company to a cross platform, open source and cloud first company. I have tried to summarize some important Microsoft changes in my opinion.

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‘Windows 10’ will be the last version of ‘Windows’?

Microsoft will release Windows 10 on July 2015. They have said that it will be the last version of ‘Windows’. So what that means? ‘Windows’ will be dead? ‘Microsoft’ will stop working on ‘Windows’?

Well the answer is ‘Windows’ will not be dead. The delivery process of ‘Windows’ to the consumer will change. ‘Windows’ will become from a product to a service. There will be no major release. Updates and new features will be pushed to consumers when they are ready.

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Microsoft market share

‘Windows XP’ and ‘Windows 7’ is stable operating system. But ‘Windows 8’ is not popular in community. In case of mobile market, ‘Android’ and ‘iOS’ is popular and ‘Windows Phone’ has very little market share. Microsoft currently struggling to get better market share. They are changing their work approach. They are doing open source on GitHub. They allow Linux in Windows Azure. They are giving free update to Windows 10 for ‘Windows 7’ and ‘Windows 8.1’ users. They are proving software in pure Agile based approach.

Do you think these approaches help Microsoft to get better market share in future?

Microsoft Authenticator app

I blogged about two steps authentication before. You should enable two steps authentication in all your online main services (like email, blog). I am using this with my Microsoft account.

The idea is there are two steps in log in process. The steps are:

  1. In the first step you give user name or email id and password as usual to log in.
  2. In the second step, if the email id or user name and password combination is correct, then a SMS will come to your phone or an email will come to your alternate email with one time use security code. You need to enter that security code to log in.

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