Category Windows 8


Windows 10 exceeded Windows 7 in terms of market share

Launched in July 2015, Windows 10 was not immediately successful, being overshadowed by previous failures with Windows 8 and 8.1. But that did not prevent Microsoft from aggressively promoting the new operating system, including giving users the possibility to free update to Windows 10 if they had a valid Windows 7 or Windows 8 / 8.1 license.

Almost four years later, and after successive revisions that significantly improved its functionality, Windows 10 managed to equalize Windows 7 in terms of market share, but not necessarily because it would be much better than it. Rather, Windows 7 PCs end at their end-of-life, and with their replacement, most users choose to “refresh” the operating system as well.

Rather, looking as a forced march, the transition to Windows 10 is only complete at 42...

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Microsoft is trying to attract web application developers to the Windows Store

Microsoft Store is a Microsoft bet that has not yet enjoyed the desired success. While on the gaming side, the company has begun to gain some ground by providing access to specific games on both the PC and the Xbox by buying a single copy, speaking about application the developers don’t want to invest resources in the development of dedicated software. Microsoft is now trying to populate the store with Progressive Web Apps, which are much easier to develop and can be easily ported from other platforms.

In practice, PWA applications will run like a site, and porting them from other platforms or directly from the browser will be very simple...

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The Windows Phone platform remains without Push notifications

The Windows smartphone platform has been in a clinical death for a long time, waiting for his inevitable end. More and more components of the operating system are closed, or simply abandoned, and now it has come to Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 devices to lose some of the features. This time, the short straw was pulled by the notification system, which will completely disappear.

Push notifications are based on the experience of a modern smartphone, but they are usually sent by the platform owner’s servers. As there is no longer a large audience to  use Windows Phone 7 or Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has decided that started from today, February 20, 2018, to shut down their dedicated servers...

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