🖥️ Microsoft Needs To Do This NOW!
I started the week with a random thought and if you think about it, it actually makes sense, especially in this day and age - but we'll get to that a little later.
First, I wanted to mention that Microsoft Windows has always been an operating system I associate work and corporate life with. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that most companies I ever worked for used Windows of some variation.
According to research, Microsoft Windows also happens to be the most widely used computer operating system in the world!
You're probably wondering why I am mentioning all this, the reason is simple, we live in a world of ecosystems and it doesn't matter whether you're on team Apple or team Android.
If we take the Apple ecosystem as an example, it is well-built and the devices communicate well with each other, which makes them more convenient and useful to us.
Ecosystems also work great for work and keeping us productive and that's where the random thought comes in...
If Microsoft builds a new system that works well with their apps and the desktop version of the operating system, it will have a huge audience of users that may potentially convert just because the phone connects well with Windows.
It's as simple as that!
I know that Windows Phone wasn't very popular due to app availability, but that can now easily be changed! I mean the Microsoft Store on Windows 11 allows us to download the Amazon App Store which allows us to run Android apps on Windows. So theoretically, if Microsoft decide to release a new version of Windows Mobile, it could potentially run Android apps.
I was a huge fan of Windows Phone back in the day and I had quite a few of their models. I remember loving the Tile interface as well as the animations. They just made sense and provided me with a lot of essential information.
I strongly believe that Microsoft needs to resume this project, I mean they have huge potential to build a new ecosystem to rival Apple, especially in the corporate world.
Put it this way, even Microsoft's chairman and CEO; Satya Nadella acknowledged that the company made a big mistake in exiting the smartphone market! You can read more about this here.
I agree with that as I remember it as a very stable platform which not only worked well but also felt good to use.
On top of that, many organisations use Microsoft 365, so having native Windows Apps such as your standard office apps and maybe apps like Intune Company Portal and Teams built-in to the platform will work great.
Overall, I seriously believe that Microsoft has huge potential to build a great ecosystem that consists of Windows Phone and the desktop version of the operating system. I mean Microsoft has gone a long way since the days of Windows Phone and if we combine that with the way other brands are making their products work together, I think Windows Phone will fit in nicely.
I also think that we seriously need a new player in terms of mobile operating systems. Both Android and iOS have gone a long way over the last couple of years, I would argue that they have gotten so good over the years that they are starting to get boring. This could be a great time to have a new player on the market!
📝 This Week's Blog Posts
❤️This Week's Favourites
📹 YouTube Video - Jeff Su: Google’s AI Course for Beginners (in 10 minutes)!
This week I feature yet another video by Jeff Su and if you haven't already checked out his channel I highly recommend that you do as it's awesome. This week I decided to feature his latest video which summarises Google's AI course really well. I highly recommend that anyone who is interested in AI checks it out!
📝 Blog Post - Tobias Hedtke: How I build my ultra-productive desk setup
Desk setups need to work for you, it's no good sitting at a desk that you're frustrated with as it will likely affect your productivity. Tobias Hedtke's blog post proves that sometimes making the smallest changes can seriously make your desk setup better!
💻 Tech - BenQ LaptopBar (Affiliate)
This week I've been working late most evenings and the BenQ LaptopBar I reviewed recently came in handy! It's such a good idea, especially as it doesn't take up much room and it stops my eyes from straining. If you haven't checked out my review, you can read it here and watch it here.
Wishing you all the very best!
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