If a company is already 40 years old, the first word you may think: boring. However, Microsoft is just the opposite. Of course, Microsoft’s main products is still Windows, Office and Xbox, but in the past year, it the various manifestations has proved that the company is still full of vitality. At the same time, in November of last year, Microsoft’s share price once reached the highest point since 2000. Below, look at the impressive events since Satya Nadella act as Microsoft’s CEO.
The next generation of Windows Server will fully support Docker Container
Docker is a very convenient deployment automation engine, using Container technology to replace the virtual machine, so that multiple applications can run simultaneously on the same server, more efficient. Last year Microsoft also announced, will provide a full Docker support in the next generation of Windows Server, and provide a more convenient software development environment for the enterprise and developer.
The Office application free use on the mobile platform
Last year, Microsoft released the iOS and Android version of the Office application, and use the free use + advanced features subscription model, has been widely praised. General users do not have to spend money, can be obtain the most standard Office experience in iPhone, iPad or Android device, while advanced users can according to the demand of the subscription, the flexible operation mode changes the entire mobile office market.
.NET open source and cross platform
As a cross language development platform,.NET open source means the great changes in Microsoft. The central idea of the “mobile first, cloud first “, made Microsoft gradually abandoned the closure that stick over the years, first to test with .NET, and support for Linux and Mac system, in essence, is hope that through open source, there are more .NET based applications run on iOS and on Android platform, and is of great help for the promotion of Azure cloud technology.
Windows 10 free upgrade strategy
Last year, Microsoft said at the press conference, will provide one year time limit Windows 10 upgrades free for the Windows 7, 8, 8.1 users, it is important to users and Microsoft. On the one hand, the free Mac system makes the Windows system had more pressure, while Microsoft is willing to give up part of the vested interests, and hope that through the limited free strategy to decrease Windows 8 negative influence, and promote its Internet service.
Released new Webpage browser Project Spartan
Recently, the new Microsoft Webpage browser Project Spartan has been integrated in the latest Windows 10 technical preview version, brings some new experiences. Project Spartan is optimized for touch devices, at the same time integrated voice assistant Cortana, graffiti marked etc new mode functions, is expected to improve the Windows equipment mobile Internet experience.
Released holographic head mounted display HoloLens
HoloLens holographic head up display, is another surprise brought by Windows 10. This device is built in a plurality of sensors can provide images which based on the reality, at the same time with the function of Windows 10, will bring more sense of computer operation experience for the user.
Windows 10 support more ways to unlock
Microsoft said, biometric authentication will become the key technology of Windows 10 device authentication, including face, iris, fingerprint and other forms, will be integrated into the Microsoft Passport services, whether local or online access, do not have to enter a password, security will be more perfect.
Piracy system can free upgrade to Windows 10
At a meeting held in Shenzhen in China in January this year, Microsoft executives Mason responsible for Windows operating system business, said, users installed pirated Windows 7/8, can also free upgrade to Windows 10, it is unclear whether there will be a time limit of black screen. Microsoft spokesman explained more official: hope pirated Windows users to realize legal authorization after in the value experience.
Windows Open source is possible
Microsoft executives said in the conference held on ChefConf recently, Windows open source is not impossible, it is always closed source Microsoft the first time actively respond the open source issue. Obviously, .NET source, Windows 10 free, were previously unimaginable. May be in the near future Windows will be open source, Microsoft just need time.