Microsoft has confirmed in an Earnings Call that it will bring together all the teams behind the three variants of Windows (For different Screen Sizes and Platforms), to enable better collaboration, efficiency and better products.
“We will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system for screens of all sizes,”, says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in the Earnings Call.
While at the surface it may seem that the three Operating Systems themselves are merging, the reality is that all the different teams have been brought together under one unified platform umbrella. All three Operating Systems will now depend upon the same Base, and will branch out from there.
This is different because before there were completely different and separate teams managing each variant of Windows, and the resultant Operating Systems too were completely different. This change could result in faster workflows, better efficiency and better integration throughout across all Operating Systems for Microsoft.
This dream of a “Unified OS” had already existed within Microsoft, and Windows 8 was the first step towards this change, with the ability to create universal Apps working on all Platforms coming next.
Now everything will be brought together and will enable better collaboration. Satya Nadella, who replaced Steve Ballmer as the CEO of Microsoft is pioneering the change with his new ideals and goals for Microsoft.