Yesterday, Tami Reller brought some enlightenment about Windows 8 at a technology conference in Arizona. You can see the Microsoft post here. Everyone is talking about the 40M licenses sold, and attempting to correlate to our performance. That’s understandable – but there are more tidbits in there additionally worth considering:
As this news spreads through the technology news engines, it’s interesting to see the interpretation and comments coming out (a few that I don’t see in the Microsoft post). NOTE: I can only fully trust that the Microsoft posts are accurate. Following on from here, I don’t know if these news items are 100% fact – but they are interesting. After seeing the press and MSFT hater beat up our name, I’m glad to see some positive news come out and I hope these positive excerpts below are true.
For example, a related CNET article by Mary Jo Foley had several interesting comments:
In an article from Softpedia, they lightly cover this announcement, but another prevailing item is mentioned:
“What’s more, the company has revealed a pretty interesting thing: Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades, Microsoft said without providing official stats on the number of upgrades”. This is good news because that means that our bet towards our existing customers is working, as well as moving the Windows ecosystem forward with new machines like the Microsoft Surface.
In an article from Computerworld, Joab Jackson had several more interesting comments:
That’s all good news!
And another item, that came out from the Computerworld article and others, points out where the reporters wanted to know more about the Sinofsky departure: