With Nadella, It's Official: WP, Surface, and The Cloud takes Center Stage
I'm saying this based off of the same words he has told to all Microsoft employees.
While we have seen great success, we are hungry to do more. Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation. This is a critical time for the industry and for Microsoft. Make no mistake, we are headed for greater places — as technology evolves and we evolve with and ahead of it. Our job is to ensure that Microsoft thrives in a mobile and cloud-first world.
So within these fields, what is his first order of business? In my opinion, a fleshing out of WP as an OS. I'm perfectly fine with it, but for some, it's limited. Notification center, Cortana, volume controls, better native apps like Xbox music, etc. I think all of these will be addressed in WP 8.1. So that's good.
- I also think OneDrive should be pushed into the realms of perfection within the Microsoft ecosystem. It's soooooo close with Windows 8.1, and on my tablet and my pc's, I solely work through cloud storage and OneDrive. It's just much more convenient not only for anytime access, but being a participant in cloud storage never has been easier. I think cloud storage is baked into Windows 8.1 at the most fundamental level. But right now, there's a piece missing, windows phone. Though its nearly just as good, its seems slightly behind. Maybe its because WP hasn't entered 8.1 yet.
- Obviously cloud computing focus within enterprise.
- More focus on Surface devices, after all it is THE "mobile" device MS has in terms of productivity.
- This is a personal wish, and I don't think they will do this, but I hope they make a desktop, traditional or an AIO. That would make me VERY happy.
On the "mobile and Cloud first world" aspect Nadella was getting at, I think google should start kissing chrome OS goodbye. Because it seems as though that was where chrome OS was headed, more specifically within the cloud part of the quote. With a juggarnaut like MS focusing on this as well, and with their dominance within the professional space, google cannot compete.
What are your opinions on what needs addressing in order to be successful in a "mobile and cloud first world". And what are your general thoughts of Nadella's email to all MS employees? Let's discuss!