Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon, a developer evangelist at the company’s Ignite conference discloses what is to come for Windows in future:
Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10.
This sure makes you think what is going to be future of Windows if no more Windows is going to come after Windows 10. Well Microsoft is trying to make Windows 10 an OS that will run on all devices and to achieve so Windows is divided into several parts such as the Start Menu and built-in apps in such a way that they can be updated independently to the operating system i.e the concept of universal app will stay around and apps like Office, Outlook and several others will update independently. The idea is “Windows as a service.”
When The Verge tried to further follow it, Microsoft explained by stating:
Recent comments at Ignite about Windows 10 are reflective of the way Windows will be delivered as a service bringing new innovations and updates in an ongoing manner, with continuous value for our consumer and business customers.
We aren’t speaking to future branding at this time, but customers can be confident Windows 10 will remain up-to-date and power a variety of devices from PCs to phones to Surface Hub to HoloLens and Xbox. We look forward to a long future of Windows innovations.
Microsoft could continue to do what it has been doing for so long and follow on with more version of Windows but to what end? This surely seems like a good idea from that prospective. Now all people will get regular updates and they can maybe choice which update they want, without worrying about the versions of Windows