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Microsoft Reveals a Stunning New Direction for Windows (Premium)

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Microsoft Reveals a Stunning New Direction for Windows (Premium)


Those looking for subtext in Microsoft’s Build 2017 announcements this week should closely examine the software giant’s new Windows strategy. No longer the center of our digital lives, Windows is being repositioned to an ancillary role in which it will make other devices better.

This bold move is both pragmatic and customer-friendly, and it allows Microsoft to focus Windows on its core strengths: Productivity, generally—or what Microsoft these days prefers to call creativity—and the complex workloads that are still impossible or at least difficult to perform on simpler mobile devices.

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