Bill Gates touts "mobile first, cloud first" mantra to make OS, data flow across devices
Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, in his latest web interaction with netizens, reportedly elaborated bit about his new role at the company and how new chief Satya Nadella's "mobile first, cloud first" strategy would make data and programs roam around devices.
During Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" session, Gates said that he was excited when Nadella asked him to pitch in at Microsoft and his job is to make sure innovation is rolling at the company and to encourage good work.
According to PC World, he said that more work remains in making sure both data and programs roam across devices, part of the new "mobile first, cloud first" mantra, adding that he was excited about how the cloud and new devices can help people communicate and collaborate in new ways.
Gates elaborated that the OS won't just be on one device and the information won't just be files, but instead it would be a user's history including being able to review memories of things like kids growing up.
The report said that Gates responses pointed to a future where Microsoft's various OS could possibly merge together; in a way which some have suggested Windows RT and Windows Phone combine.
(Posted on 11-02-2014)