Our Predictions for Microsoft in 2019
Mary Jo Foley's list
- Microsoft's obsession with Chromebooks and ChromeOS continues (alongside its Chromium Edge work)
- More of a push to sell to "first-line workers." This is where MS sees its untapped audience for Office, Windows, more
- Microsoft 365 Consumer plan launches
- Microsoft does something (though not actually sure what) to address Win 10 quality issues
- Surface team continues to iterate on a handful of laptop form factors
- New HoloLens debuts and is focused almost 100% on business users
- Microsoft is going to get quieter about new products (not just Windows). They think this is a feature, not a bug!
Paul Thurrott's list
- Microsoft Edge + Chromium: What's the expected timing and how will this change affect the UX
- Windows 10 will put the updating terribleness of 2018 behind it in 2019
- Related: Where we're at as we enter the New Year
- What still needs work: Updating a PC is a freaking nightmare
- Windows 10 Lean (Lite?) - What is it and when will it ship
- Windows 10 on ARM: Is 2019 the year Qualcomm and MSFT overcome the performance and compatibility issues?
- And will Surface Go 2 ship and utilize an ARM chipset?
- Xbox One vNext - before the cloud, Microsoft will improve its console yet again
- Short term: CES is next week. Expect a lot of iterative new PCs
- Windows 10 usage finally surpasses that of Windows 7
- As it turns out, Edge still retains its battery life advantage over Chrome Tips and picks
- Tip of the week: Properly set up Windows 10
- Plus: Games with Gold, baby! Plus, new Game Pass titles too!
- App pick of the week: Microsoft Launcher
- Enterprise pick of the week: New Microsoft 365 commercial plans
- Codename pick of the week: Bari
- Beer pick of the week: Burlington Beer Company, Chunky & Jelly
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