Microsoft is influencing its customers to continue working with Windows 7 despite the fact that it has been revealing bits of Windows 8 off-late. Rich Reynolds, general manager of Windows Commercial Marketing, Microsoft said, "Windows 7 is where businesses need to be right now, and is the best path to Windows 8." Microsoft showcased the build version of Windows 8 at its BUILD conference that was held in Anaheim, California, from September 13-16, 2011.
However, the unveiling of Windows 8 may have a potential downside on the overall revenue the company expects from Windows 7. People who were planning to upgrade to Windows 7 from the earlier versions may now prefer to wait for some more time to jump to Windows 8 directly. This would mean a major cut down in the sales revenue of Microsoft.
But maybe it is too late now. There are so many enticing and enchanting features of Windows 8 that people do want to wait for some more time and pay to get the best. And Microsoft itself has revealed all the advanced and high-end features.
Some of such high-end features of Windows 8 are its exciting new user interface (UI), a push button reset function that would help to change the current settings to the factory one, a refresh key that would help to restore to standard corporate image for IT personnel troubleshooting software, an enhanced bit locker where encryption would be selectively applied, etc.
Maybe this whole move was a bit too early. However, what exactly can we make out of the statement from Reynolds? Does that mean that the launch of Windows 8 might be delayed? There is still around a year to go till Windows 8 finally sees light. In a way, Microsoft’s move to urge its customers to continue migrating to Windows 7 from the earlier versions, rather than waiting for Windows 8 is an intelligent one.