Microsoft biggest step beyond Windows OS

Microsoft

Microsoft is taking its biggest step beyond the Windows operating system since chief executive Satya Nadella started a rethink of its core software strategy two years ago. The company announced yesterday that it would put one of its main products on Linux for the first time, selling a version of its database software to run on the open source operating system. Until now it has only sold the product, called SQL Server, to run on Windows… In previous moves beyond Windows, Mr Nadella has released the Office 365 service to run on mobile devices using the Android and iOS operating systems from Google and Apple… Those departures were prompted by Microsoft’s failure to make a dent in the smartphone market with Windows, forcing it to look at other ways of reaching consumers on mobile devices. By contrast, the SQL decision comes from a position of strength.

 

Richard Waters

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