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Top 2018 Windows and PC Stories

At the end of the year, Microsoft is one of the most valuable companies around the world, it could be said that the giant year 2018 software was horrible. This year, I scanned more than thousands of articles we have written, I have received high-level selections for the 2017 Windows and PC history.

They are here.

1. As Windows (dis) service

As Windows Windows Manager Microsoft Service Manager (WaaS) upgraded the Windows 10 update manual for 2018. Note: Updates to the previous two features were expanded faster, along with Fall Creators Update, as an unprecedented 85 percent deployment next to the release of the next version was called April 2018 update.

But WaaS left behind two of the biggest wins in 2018: the update of April 2018 was silent, and Microsoft found a number of exciting moments at the last minute. But the problems were tracked, although it was published publicly after a month later. And in May, I described this release as "disgrace".

I think that this trial should be done, however: the next step, called the update of October 2018, was worse.

This time, Microsoft did not stop updating after It was publicly opened earlier. And it was obvious that Microsoft had a great deal of software quality in their hands. His answer? Full silence Six weeks

six in weeks.

This was, in my opinion, a fiasco. When Microsoft launched the latest update, no one was charged at all. Very well, since the giant software has put its final steps: the October 2018 update is installed in a low minimum digit number of Windows 10 computers as we enter the New Year.

If there is news again, there is no such thing. Two of these features have been clear in new features, compared to previous versions. And that's a good thing: if Microsoft knows more about trustworthiness problems, we can eventually reach a version of Windows 10.

2. Windows did abuse in Microsoft

At the beginning of 2018, we took a major Windows strategy change by launching other stories that were set under Microsoft. But before thinking about Terry Myerson's lock-in, giant software did not make Windows a priority.

And then it happened: Microsoft announced Terry Myerson, who supervised the development of Windows 10, to exit the company. As part of this change, the Windows core development would go to the Azure group, the new Windows user experience would create a much smaller group, and no one would be the Microsoft Senior Leadership Team (SLT) directly involved in Windows.


This has sought a lot of souls. For me, watching Windows 10 has been tremendously impressive, in public boxes, crapware packaging and nonsensically new features (the latter ended up last year) it was rough.

I just hope 2019 will be better.

3. Goes to Microsoft Edge Chromium

In May, I thought Microsoft Edge of Windows 10 had to re-create the rearchitected: from the newly created ground for mobile work. The user experience should be shell, a mobile application built on the web browser's rendering engine, in this case called EdgeHTML and a "part of Windows 10".

Then, in September, Microsoft Edge stated that it is wrong with Windows 10. Like Windows 10, Edge has nonsense functions that never had enough people to use. This Edge said "complexity, a mess … full of incongruity".

Then the hammer fell.

At the beginning of December, Microsoft announced that Edge's web rules would prevent wasted time: the battle is twice as rapidly updating the browser and reloaded on the Google Chromium's open source code. Yes, they are doubtful; They are always there. But that was a good option in the browser, in truth, at the best, at best.

Given, Microsoft is. So the announcement was inaccurate and unfocused. But after detailing some important details, for example, Edge accepts Chrome extensions, some uncertainties also began to see the light.

"Microsoft embraces everything in Chromium," I wrote. "There is no bad news here, and as a bright future, we can look back on 2018, because of its horrors, as the giant of the software has finally started fighting against Windows."

4. Windows 10 in ARM browsers in a constantly connected PC

We got it every year in 2018 to test on Windows 10 ARM for real shipping computers. And the experience was … not positive.

There were many problems. First-class PCs, based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, featured tremendous battery life and excellent connectivity. But the performance was enormous, and the compatibility was very problematic.

Fortunately, Qualcomm has a plan. It was released for the second generation Snapdragon 850 chipset computers at the end of 2018 and for low-yielding profits, and announced an enhanced Snapdragon 8cx in the mid-2019, and finally yielding the Intel Core i5 performance. He worked with Microsoft for the original 64 bit (but not for Intel) applications. And it also puts Chromium and Firefox into the platform.

Snapdragon 850 makes Windows 10 a sense of ARM, assuming he can live with compatibility problems. But 8cx will actually launch this platform. And that does not happen next year.

5. Microsoft has Linux with Azure Sphere

Microsoft has seen some news about "open source" and "Linux" in recent years. But the giant software was not announced as a Linux-based client platform called Azure Sphere, to actually get realities home. Microsoft chose Windows Linux because it had more Linux components and much lower-end hardware could be used. And, of course, Microsoft's "intelligent cloud intelligence" adapts to a broader mantra.

It makes stricter ways if Linux understands more and more.

6. Microsoft said it lies about Windows 10 users

Microsoft has a rich history about getting numbers wrong with Windows 10. Within three years, it plays three billion active devices, but this is particularly disappointing.

In April, Terry Myerson said that "almost 700 million" Windows 10 PCs were being used worldwide. And then this figure was not changed. Months Finally, in October, giant software said that 700 million images were correct.

Did Windows 10 still use for six months?

In any case, Microsoft has artificially inflated use of virtual installations, most of which are used for testing. VM was counted at the beginning of 2018, and it was not until October until it was captured with fiction.

In a related note, I spent a lot of time knowing the number of Windows PCs around the world in 2018. Microsoft finally cleared in October: there are 1,500 million Windows-powered PCs all over the world (all versions).

7. Windows 10 S fails, so it also makes S mode

In January, Windows 10 S was recently rebuilt as a Windows Live Insider in Windows 10 Pro mode. A few weeks later, Windows's offer was wider. And "S mode" would be something that Windows 10 Home, Pro or even Enterprise offers.

Windows 10 S, of course, was a big failure. And there's no reason that the S mode is not a crash. But do not worry: Windows 10 Lean proves that Microsoft has not yet given up.

8. Time to go: Microsoft finally offers a surface area

Rumor proposed the market introduction to the market in the Microsoft market, with a low cost Surface Pro-type PC, I held the movement. But the product that comes up, Surface Go, delivers the basics below: performance is horrible, battery life is terrible and the keyboard is not full size.

Of course, Brad loves.

9. The PWA has not made a difference in 2018

I am currently promoting Web Apps (PWA) for future applications platform for Windows and elsewhere since 2017, and together with the PWA that came with Windows 10 in the first half of 2018, we were at the helm of the Renaissance applications.

That never happened.

To date, there are some high quality PWAs in the Microsoft Store, like Twitter. And cross-platform cabinets like Google Flutter, Android and iOS only threaten to weaken Windows.

Put simply the PWA revolution is a slow start. And that's not what I expected everything.

10. Microsoft's close relationship with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3

Microsoft recognizes the importance of USB-C, a type of port and the Thunderbolt 3, which is more painful than the other port, which is more versatile. So I just summed up here.

Microsoft finished 2017 with USB-C but not Thunderbolt 3 Cover 2 and we expected that the other computer would finally be the 2018 technology that was not so advanced. Go to Surface, it was released at the end of the summer, it had a USB-C port. And then Microsoft announced Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2. There is no USB-C.

What what?!

Ah boy

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