Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is likely to launch Windows 9 on September 30, as the tech-giant has started sending invitations for their San Francisco event. Microsoft users can expect some major announcements about the latest operating system prepared by the company.
Windows 8 didn’t do much good except confusing customers, especially because of no Start menu button and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is planning to bring it back. Further, users can expect a traditional desktop unlike the tiled version in Windows 8. In addition to it, Windows 9 is likely to have a better power management, new cloud-based features, and personal assistance software, Cortena. These features will lower the burden on processors and utilize processing power optimally.
According to the experts, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is more inclined towards transforming company’s image into a “mobile-first, cloud-first” company and turn Windows into a powerful cloud-based operating system, which can be accessed from anywhere.
Windows 9 is an effort from the new CEO, Satya Nadella, to improve the desirability of Windows operating system. Further, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is likely to reduce its workforce and cut 18,000 jobs in the next one year, which will mark the biggest layoff in the history of Microsoft. Nokia division will be the prime target of this layoff with 12,500 employees to be laid off from the division.
Earlier, Microsoft acquired Minecraft to increase its exposure in the video game industry for $2.5 billion. Minecraft is one of the most famous games available online with over 100 million downloads since its launch in 2009. Industry experts have appreciated the move from Microsoft as the company will inherit the huge fan following of Minecraft.
This article has been written by Prakash Pandey.
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