A Windows OS for the Clouds

A Windows OS for the Clouds

The software produced by Microsoft is usually largely adopted by enterprises, but personal users have lately started to look for more agile and light-weighted technologies, with the help of Apple and Google.

Although Microsoft has been one of the first players to step on the cloud computing scene with Azure, it is generally regarded as being relatively late to develop efficient cloud technologies for personal use.

Since Microsoft Office is already shifting towards the clouds, Microsoft takes a new step forward and it is trying to meets these needs by attempting to develop its next generation of operating systems. Windows 8 appears to offer a very cloud friendly environment. Furthermore, Microsoft is set to offer all of its new software on cloud as well as on premise from now on.

Windows 8 will be used for desktops, laptops and tablets and will allows users to interconnect them. Since the vast majority of PC users work on multiple computers, it would only make sense for Microsoft to embrace this feature. Probably its main improvement is cloud integration, through its “roaming profile”.

If you login from any device with Windows 8, through the ”roaming profile” and cloud synchronization, your settings will appear on the device, as files will be synced with a cloud service. I personally cannot help but wonder how much similar will this feature be with iCloud?

Here are some other main features that Windows 8 will contain, highly rumored to be a cloud operating system:

  • There will be a Windows App Store.
  • Access to the Azure online storage service is integrated.
  • The new UI, called Metro, will launch apps instantly.
  • The new OS will run faster. Its increased performance will dramatically improve the browsing on the Internet and web apps’ speed. Software developers can also develop apps for the Windows App Store. The Windows 8 Developer Preview was already made available for install on virtualization platforms such us the VMware workstation.

Cloud computing is getting so big that even Microsoft (which develops the world’s most renowned OS) tries to adapt its latest OS to include cloud features. They are rumored to want to reinvent the operating systems market, but they have fierce competition from the Google Chrome OS and Apple iOS. We will know for sure in late 2012, when it is rumored to be released.

By Rick Blaisdell / Rickscloud

Follow Us!

CloudTweaks

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks.com is recognized as one of the leading authorities in cloud computing information. Most of the excellent CloudTweaks articles are provided by our own paid writers, with a small percentage provided by guest authors from around the globe, including CEOs, CIOs, Technology bloggers and Cloud enthusiasts. Our goal is to continue to build a growing community offering the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more...
Follow Us!

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.


CloudTweaks Sponsors - Find out more!


Popular

Top Viral Impact

Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends

Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends

Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends For nearly every business, the concept of business intelligence is nothing new. Ambitious organizations have been searching for any type of data-driven advantage for some time now – perhaps for as long as they’ve existed. However, the historical use of competitive intelligence pales in comparison to the…

Are Cloud Servers The Right Choice For Your Business?

Are Cloud Servers The Right Choice For Your Business?

Cloud servers offer power, flexibility, reliability, and client friendly hosting for small and medium businesses that have outgrown shared hosting. New business hosting clients are bombarded with an incredible diversity of different choices for their site’s hosting. It can be a challenge to negotiate the range of platforms and the marketing hype that many hosting…

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at…

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs SMEs (Small/Medium Sized Enterprises) make up the bulk of businesses today. Most cloud based applications created today are geared toward the SME market. Accounting, Storage, Backup services are just a few of them. According to the European Commission, cloud based technology could help 80% of organisations reduce costs by…


Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

You can help continue to support our community by social sharing, sponsoring, partnering or contributing to this great educational resource.

Contact

CloudTweaks Media
Phone: 1 (212) 763-0021
contact@cloudtweaks.com

Join our newsletter