We have lived in a wonderful time… A time where our best friend, the Internet, came to existence with a meme and an innuendo followed by kittens and our sleep schedules! Alas, it is time to look at an old “New” feature in our next generations Windows operating system… Will it be as simple and genius as windows XP or will it fail to “multi-process” information like the fowl play that was windows Vista (and every other windows operating system you do not already know about… like … all of the ones you don’t know about.. really… there are more than 2).
*SPOILER : its the start button
That is right, to all of our windows XP lovers, the Start button is back! No more whining that you are incapable of learning something new because Microsoft has willingly compromised their innovation and strides forward to reinvent a relic of their past).
Let’s face it, windows 8 flopped because no one liked the drastic changes that Windows has made to their operating system. I worked for a college tech support back in my undergrad years, and one of the first questions people asked me was : how do i shut down?
Why get rid of something if it aint broken? right?
Thankfully, Microsoft has now learned their lesson and will return the windows button to its rightful place in Microsoft Windows. Opening new windows and possibilities for expansion on their next Operating system.< joking>
It is great, I am happy.
Meet Cortana, She is… Well.. Microsoft does a better job at explaining that :
” Not what—who. Cortana is your clever new personal assistant, and she can search the web, find things on your PC, keep track of your calendar—even tell you jokes. We’re not saying she’ll pass the Turing test, but the more she helps you out, and the more she learns about you, the better she gets”
See? Basically, Android has: ” Okay Google”, like Apple has : “Siri”, like Windows has ” Cortana, Beem be up to my spaceship please.”
So what does this have to do with social learning?
All this, from what? From you, fans and customers of Microsoft products
For years, Microsoft has utilized their message boards and other social forums to collect information and improve on their products. Without a community, Microsoft would not have as many successes as they do today. Social media can build reputations and relationships if used correctly or destroy your career (Comcast employee renaming customers names to offensive terms and it hitting Twitter, and he getting fired.)
Start with a blog, like word press or make your own with any number of free sites.
Thanks for reading, be sure to comment your favorite upcoming features or most hated features on windows to date!