Microsoft Digital Evolution Forum –
To all my Ukrainian friends: Don’t miss the “Microsoft Digital Evolution Forum”, where I will be the Keynote Speaker and also lead the CEO Track, discussing the importance of Cybersecurity
What is the Microsoft Digital Evolution Forum?
More than 800 business executives from both Ukraine and abroad will meet to discuss digitalization trends and options for successful development in a changing world. They will also be able to get familiar with IT solutions in retail, finance, and government.
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echnology moves so fast. It’s amazing to see how far technology has come since 1980. This blog post will discuss the changes in the last 40 years, and why the most recent Microsoft Windows version is the best upgrade you’ll ever require.
Microsoft will cease offering technical and security support for Windows 7 starting January 2020. Windows 7 was immediately praised for its success in 2009 when it was launched. As is the case with technology, however, what was revolutionary a decade back is now old news.
Digital transformation has revolutionized the way businesses interact with technology over the past decade. Cloud computing and subscription-based pricing of software and operating systems have brought about the most significant changes in business technology since the advent of the internet. Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 are capable of doing better than Windows 7, which was successful in 2009.
Digital Transformation: 1980-1999
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Microsoft 365 and Windows 10 offer great potential, but this is just the beginning of the evolution of Windows. Everyday business processes have been transformed by new operating systems since 1980. Microsoft has been at forefront of digital transformation for almost 40 years, from the very beginning of operating systems to the advent of the cloud and the transition away from the traditional desktop.
Each new feature in Windows’ operating system was a crucial step in the creation of Windows 10. Here are some of the most important changes.
1. The First Operating Systems
In 1980, MS-DOS was released. It was the first platform to bridge the gap between hardware and software.
It used a series typable commands initially to operate. However, Windows 1 soon replaced it with a mouse that made it easier. This version was named Windows after the interactive boxes that users used to navigate applications. The following editions of Microsoft 2 and Microsoft 3 featured additional features such as desktop icons, keyboard shortcuts, and support for Microsoft Word or Excel.
The first operating systems were designed to allow companies to use computing technology as a business tool. The first Windows was designed to be accessible to all businesses, whereas previous computers had complicated technical interfaces. This launched the first wave in digital transformation for business.
2. The Internet’s Arrival
The technological landscape for businesses had changed by the time Microsoft’s fifth operating systems, Windows 95, was due for launch. The majority of companies had adopted the technology that the first platforms had helped to bring in by now, but the internet was about changing everything.
Windows 95 was Microsoft’s most successful release, selling 7 million copies in its first five weeks. It was the operating system that kept businesses updated in an ever-changing world of email and fax, as well as the internet. Soon, almost all companies were conne