Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) just unveiled a new MSN web portal. The company also plans on making a huge announcement regarding Windows later on. The tech giant also unveiled new MSN apps for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1.
In September 7th, Microsoft launched a preview of the new site which allowed users to test out features which include customizable topics as well as mobile intgegration features.
Microsoft previously tested new MSN site
The new Azure-hosted MSN website now features some of the most significant sites at the top of the page including Outlook, Office, OneNote, Twitter, Facebook, and Skype. There is also deep integration with MSN apps including News, Sports, Health & Fitness, Money, Weather, Travel, and Food & Drink.
What’s more is that Microsoft’s new MSN site is backed by numerous authoritive sources such as The New York Times, AOL, Conde Nast, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Washingon Post.
Microsoft’s plan for Windows 9
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is about to unveil the next generation operating system Windows 9. Thanks to the consumer backlash surrounding Windows 8, it is apparent the company needs to make some key changes to stay afloat. IDC analyst All Gillen offered, “With Windows 8, Microsoft was aiming at having a product with a good touch-first experience for consumers, and Microsoft didn’t think about what would happen with enterprises. Windows 8 was obviously not for enterprise use. It didn’t give information workers an experience that let them be efficient at work. So Microsoft has to make sure that Windows 9 is good for that very important enterprise segment.”
IDC reported Windows 8 fared better with the consumer market 117.2 million during the latter half of 2013, but it trailed Windows 7 with 322 million. There are a many ways Microsoft should approve their software if they want to get the enterprise market.