I think this year they were more focused on Windows 10 and this week’s Consumer Preview Event.
It looks like Windows 10 will continue the every-other-operating-system-is-good tradition at Microsoft. And Windows 10 looks like what Windows 8 should have been.
Here’s a recap of what they announced this week:
- Universal apps for PCs, phones and tablets
- “Spartan” web browser – faster competition for Chrome, Firefox
- New Windows Phone operating system is Windows 10
- Cortana coming to the desktop (Microsoft’s version of Siri or Google Now)
- W-10 is a free upgrade for Win 7 and 8.1 owners
- Xbox integration
- Surface Hub (Microsoft video conferencing) will run Windows 10
- HoloLens holographic augmented reality headset supported by Windows 10
I’ve seen a couple of quick demos, but really don’t know much about it, first-hand. Next week the Microsoft Insider Program will allow people to download the preview. I’m planning to do this and I’ll report here on the results.