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Michael Endler
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10/2/2014 | 1:00:23 PM
Re: Windows 9?
@Bharghava,


They skipped it, possibly due to some code (referenced by another commenter in this thread) that would have reacted poorly to the name "Windows 9," possibly because "10" is farther away from "8," perhaps because of both. Terry Myerson's account at the event was that Windows 10 is a substantial update-- so substantial that the incremental move from 8 to 9 wouldn't have been worthy of the new OS.

Regardless of what they've decided to call the new OS, I like the new Task View, and think the employee training concerns that kept some users on Windows 7 have largely been addressed. That doesn't mean those Windows 7 users will upgrade if they don't see value in doing so-- but I thinking the user training criticism will be a much smaller issue. 
Michael Endler
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10/2/2014 | 12:47:33 PM
Re: Windows 9?
haha, Terry Myerson actually made that joke during the presentation.
Lorna Garey
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10/2/2014 | 11:36:19 AM
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"Rumors have claimed for months that Microsoft plans to merge its three platforms -- Windows, Windows RT, and Window Phone -- into a single platform. CEO Satya Nadella alluded to this plan over the summer, and during the Windows 10 reveal, Terry Myerson made it official: Windows 10 will run on everything from smartphones to 80-inch screens to Internet of Things-themed industrial devices, but it will present a tailored UI for each type of device."

Does that mean that if I have a file on SkyDrive that I started working on on my laptop, say, I could access it on my Win Phone? Or, if I take a photo on my phone, can I grab it from a tablet or desktop?

Or is the merger only in terms of a common interface?
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