Microsoft Windows 8 In Review

Thursday, October 25, at New York City Pier 57 days before Sandy swept over the East Coast, Windows CEO Steve Ballmer led his crew with the formal release – next day – of the latest Windows 8 OS and the Surface RT tablet. By the following Monday, Ballmer would report that sales of the new OS were developing at a higher rate than the previous OS. Windows 7 came out in 2009 and had over 670 million licenses sold in three years.

Windows 8 is the new clothes of the technology emperor, slated to fit Microsoft concisely for some 20 years. The 1.0 version has been fully vetted through a rigorous schedule of pre-releases to developers and consumers and appears attractively functional. Most important is that Microsoft hopes its innovations prove to be the game changer needed for its OS to bring new parameters of connectivity into the mobile world.

The new OS is ‘concise.’ Windows 8 has been technically developed with a smaller footprint on the hardware and an even better operation of the computer’s memory. The OS sits upon the widely popular Windows 7, which is readily available in full operation in desktop view under the new tile-configured Modern UI. Without the signature Start button, many reviewers have been hesitant to accept the new configuration and have posed a rather high learning curve on getting use to it.

But, just as easily a large segment of society has adapted to moving icons swiftly about the small screen of a smartphone, it can be expected that the learning curve for Windows 8 will soon evaporate, and it will be as just as easily manipulative as a new phone. If the public grows to accept Microsoft’s integration of multi-touch functionality into the new OS, then the company’s innovative thrust could become the expected game-changer, standing on firm ground.

Users access information and open apps by tapping or clicking the tiles about the screen either by touch or by mouse. The same tiles can be seen across all devices within the company’s ecosystem. The methods for using and changing the Modern UI unify the tablet and phone mobile platforms to the PC in seamless style. Already with Windows OS on 92 percent of PCs around the world, adaptation of Windows 8 will certainly renew the company’s place again in the leading wings of technology.

Ballmer and his crew introduced the wares of partner companies carrying Windows 8 at the NYC event, looking forward to enlarge the territory of a bulging ecosystem. The different PC models included ultrabooks and all-in-one PCs made by Dell, Asus, Lenovo and Samsung. Varieties of Windows 8 phones will be out before the holidays. At another event that day, the company’s Surface RT tablet was released. The Surface Windows 8 tablet with the full complement of Windows 8 is expected to come out in a few months.

The features of Windows 8 have been well-documented, from the lightweight magnesium frame to the packet of software running on it. The OS is in route to becoming the optimal system operating today. At Dolomite, we are prepared to show you how Windows 8 can be used to communicate with all your mobile devices across one platform. The opportunity awaits businesses, from the single entrepreneur to the small and large enterprises, to take advantage of Microsoft’s new platform and to grow with it into the new age of seamless mobile technology.