After Satya Nadella took over as Microsoft’s CEO, things have started shifting towards a new direction for the company, as everything as becoming more centralized. Even if it was Ballmer who kickstarted the ‘One Microsoft’ initiative, Redmond needed Nadella to take it to perfection.
In this spirit, the teams over at Microsoft are more organized, more linked and aim towards a common goal. The current version of Windows had to be 10, because naming it Windows 9 would’ve been a reiteration of the past. Windows 10 is different in the sense that it’s the same or rather trying to aim for being as universally as possible on all of Microsoft’s devices – phones, tablets, desktops, Xbox, cloud, enterprise, merchandise.
That’s why the Windows team has started to bypass carriers’ restriction, as they need to deliver updates fast, timely and to all the users anywhere in the world when they want, not when carriers impose it. This is one of the reasons there are now more than 7 million insiders all over the world.
And now, the company took another step further towards reaching the goal of uniting all Windows 10 devices within the same operating system, as it delivered new builds for both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile at the same time. We’re talking about build 14271 + mobile Build 14267.1004, which was released for Fast Ring users.
While build numbers aren’t the same, this is the first time when Microsoft releases builds for PC and mobile on the same day and at the same time. We are already seeing very frequent build releases, and now it seems that over at Redmond they are busy to make them simultaneous and bearing the same name.
This will help Microsoft propagate an leave an impression of compact and timely releases of new features, which is going to entice Windows users to actively participate in the process.