Local event showcases latest Windows operating systems
By John Liu, The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- TechDays Taiwan 2013 sponsored by Microsoft Taiwan was launched yesterday with the Win 8.1 and Cloud OS operating systems being the event's major focus.
September 25, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
The Win 8 operating system was launched in 2012 with a number of significants changes, most notably the removal of the Window's staple buttons: “Start” and “Desktop.” The poor reception toward Win 8 hurt sales of Microsoft's touchscreen laptops.
With the Win 8.1 operating system, the Start button is back as well as an encryption feature. Without a 48-character password, hackers cannot steal sensitive information from a laptop or a tablet. The new operating system is scheduled to be launched on Oct. 17.
Another focus of the event was the Cloud OS, an operating system which functions within a cloud framework.
In light of the growing ubiquity of high-speed Internet, Microsoft outlined four major market trends in the IT industry: social networks and apps, an influx of data, the consumerization of IT, and cloud computing.
Microsoft Taiwan General Manager Davis Tsai (蔡恩全) said the company will continue to move in the direction of “devices and services.”