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Microsoft WPC:设备家族

在史蒂夫·鲍尔默(Steve Ballmer) 开幕主题演讲 他谈到了当今IT行业的创新水平, 塔米·勒勒(Tami Reller) (Microsoft’s CFO 和 chief marketing officer for Windows) stepped onto stage to talk more about the Microsoft family of 设备s, 和 what direction they’re now taking.

以下是Tami公布的有关当前Microsoft生态系统的一些统计信息:

  • Windows Phone的销售增长速度是整个智能手机市场的六倍。
  • 微软现在在移动生态系统中排名第三。
  • 到目前为止,已经售出了1亿个Windows 8许可证。
  • Windows 8已记录了600亿小时的使用量。
  • 新Office是有史以来销售最快的版本-副本在全球每秒销售一次。
  • 每月有3亿Skype用户,每天花费多达20亿分钟。
  • 在美国,仅Windows PC每月就进行200亿次互联网搜索。

Multiple 设备s, one operating system

Despite some of the headlines condemning Microsoft because of declining PC sales, they do have a strategy for rolling out their operating system across all 设备s – PC, tablet 和 smartphone - 和 the stats above show that this is continues to be a driving force.

And I think we’ll see that ring true more 和 more with their update, Windows 8.1. The focus on mobility is key for today’s ‘any time, anywhere’ worker 和 8.1 has been designed to feel natural for users when they’re moving from a small smartphone to a large PC - for both business 和 consumer use.

Tami spoke about how ‘anchorage’ is a key focus for Microsoft. Despite all the different 设备s people have access to use, they are all connected through one trusted foundation – the operating system.

随时随地的工人

Tami还谈到了J.D.Power在2013年进行的一项调查,发现只有20%的平板电脑用户将其用于任何类型的商业活动。  Windows tablets are looking to try 和 get that percentage up as they are trying to become the dominant player in the business tablet market.

The Surface 设备 with a plug in keyboard is envisioned to be used as both a PC 和 a tablet, as 和 when you need to them to be either.  它们旨在使人们可以在任何地方工作,而无论获得多少信息,访问量都相同。

有多安全?

Security has played a big role in the integration of operating systems across all 设备s, given the transfer of data, but it’s also significant when you look at the soon to be phased out Windows XP.

现在,此操作系统的用户有272天的时间才能发布更多补丁程序或更新-包括安全补丁程序。

但是,截至上个月,Windows XP在所有桌面操作系统中仍然占有37%的份额。 如果当前所有XP用户都升级到Windows 8,则Windows 8用户总数将等于当前使用Windows 7的用户总数。 中有更多信息 本文 关于逐步淘汰Windows XP的问题。

快速的时间表

自Windows 8启动以来,系统已进行了900多次改进– 您可以通过两种方式查看。  You can say that the system was filled with far too many bugs 和 lack of user initiation when it was released, hence the high number of improvements.

However, given the timeframe that Microsoft have updated the system indicates a more responsive attitude from Microsoft, 和 the fact that customer feedback was listened to shouldn’t be ignored.

Windows 8.1 is a free update 和 will be released later on this year for every Windows 8 设备.

微软已经谈论了一段时间,不再只是一家软件公司,而是 device and services company.  I was a bit cynical at first, but having seen the integrated features of the Surface 和 Windows Phone, 和 the 服务 being delivered from the cloud, I'm actually starting to believe it....