I talked about doing this a while back, but now, I finally have the time and ambition to actually do it. I want to design how I think the next version, the next step even, of Windows and Microsoft should be.
This will be a lengthy process, and I’ll upload images and thoughts and such as they come to me. Now, the future I envision may not be what you envision. How I think that Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox should come together may not be the smartest or most corporate manner of approach.
I don’t work in business, or enterprise. My knowledge of Office doesn’t transcend what I use on a daily basis, meaning OneNote, Word, Excel, etc. I’m not too keen on the inner workings of Azure – though I do know that it is an extremely important part of Microsoft.
Skype, which is a rather global messaging and calling service; I would merge with Lync. Lync is a significantly better experience than Skype (especially on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1), and I’ll be discussing that in the coming weeks.
There are some things planned for the future I like. A lot of things leave me worried though. I want to see Microsoft succeed. I’ve used Windows 8 since day one of the developer preview. Windows Phone since my little Samsung Focus back when Windows Pone 7 was released. They did some incredible things, and started a push for a new Microsoft. I only wish to see that smart, innovative, consumer-friendly drive push forward into the future of home automation, computers and robotics and artificial intelligence.
Cortana alone is one of the most important things Microsoft has unveiled and needs her to unify and push their OSes forward.
So join me as I rake a long look at what Microsoft has on offer now, and how I would take it to the next level.