To conclude the Windows 10 event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the stage to talk about the company’s commitment to making Windows the go-to operating system that people need and want. Today, 1.5 billion people use Windows, and Microsoft wants to make it an operating systems that everyone can enjoy, regardless of what they need to do on a computer, or the devices they compute on.
"We want to move from people needing Windows, to choosing Windows and loving Windows. That is our bold goal with Windows.” – Satya Nadella
Windows 10 will be the core of that strategy; an operating system that, for the first time, makes Microsoft’s vision of a unified computing experience a reality. The company is determined to get people using the OS as is evident by the Insiders program and the fact that the company is making Windows 10 free to existing Windows 7 and 8.1 customers. It doesn’t stop there, Microsoft will be offering Windows 10 as a service where they will continue to evolve the OS over time.
"For customers they're going to get a continuous stream of innovation, but also the assurance their devices are secure and trusted." – Satya Nadella
Looking forward, Nadella hinted about the “fantastic” Windows 10-powered flagship and budget smartphones that will be coming out, as well as a unified Windows Store will make them more attractive to developers than ever before.
Nadella promised that Microsoft will always put its own customers first. Even though the company may release an app or two on competing platforms first, which is better for the company in the short term, its main focus will continue to be on improving the experience on Windows. After all, quality work takes longer to develop, and his company will not rush to release sub-par software experiences.
"We absolutely are going to have our services and applications everywhere, but we absolutely believe that Windows is home for the very best of Microsoft experiences." – Satya Nadella
Microsoft’s CEO closed his speech by reassuring customers and partners of the company’s high regard for user feedback - particularly through the Windows Insider program. Feedback is very important to Microsoft, especially if they want to make Windows 10 “the most loved release of Windows”.