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Microsoft's Sinofsky reveals Windows on ARM ambitions

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    Microsoft's Sinofsky reveals Windows on ARM ambitions


    By Chris Vallance Technology reporter
    Microsoft has revealed more details of Windows on ARM (WOA), a version of its planned Windows 8 operating system which will run on ARM-designed chips.

    The chips are widely used in smartphones and mobile devices because of their performance and low power consumption.

    Microsoft hopes WOA will help it compete with iOS and Android tablets.

    However, analysts have warned Microsoft faces "huge hurdles" in making the product a success.

    Microsoft hopes WOA will help it exploit the growth in mobile devices using ARM chips.

    Cambridge-based ARM Holdings licenses its designs to manufacturers.

    So far, 20 billion chips based on its designs have been shipped worldwide.
    Big commitment

    In an 8,600 plus word blog post Windows president Steven Sinofsky detailed the "energising and daunting" challenges in developing Windows on ARM.

    Read more HERE

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    Microsoft Video Shows Windows 8 on ARM and new Metro Apps



    Microsoft have released an extensive blog post and a video about Windows 8 running on ARM processors. The video also shows off new apps that have not been seen before including email and calendaring. One of the biggest questions about Windows 8 on ARM has now been answered, will there be a desktop. The answer to this is a resolute yes. In the post Microsoft said…

    “WOA (Windows on ARM) includes desktop versions of the new Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. These new Office applications, codenamed ‘Office 15,’ have been significantly architected for both touch and minimized power/resource consumption, while also being fully-featured for consumers and providing complete document compatibility. WOA supports the Windows desktop experience including File Explorer, Internet Explorer 10 for the desktop, and most other intrinsic Windows desktop features—which have been significantly architected for both touch and minimized power/resource consumption.”
    Microsoft Video Shows Windows 8 on ARM and new Metro Apps
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