10 Things Windows 7 Has Taught Microsoft

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    Don Reisinger

    | Posted 2011-08-04
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Microsoft has been generating billions of dollars in revenue and profits over the last several years through both good times and bad. And although Office has been an integral component in that success, Microsoft's Windows operating system is also a key component. The software giant's operating system is currently running on hundreds of millions of computers around the world, making it one of the most influential and important products in the world. With Windows 7, Microsoft has reached new heights. The operating system is wildly popular and being used by people everywhere. Even as reports crop up suggesting Microsoft will be launching Windows 8 next year, companies still are planning to invest in Microsoft's current operating system. To say that it has been a sales marvel for Microsoft would be an understatement. But with any success comes lessons. And for Microsoft, there are several lessons to be learned from Windows 7. Here's a look at those lessons and what they have to teach Microsoft about how to make Windows 8 succeed.
1. Windows Still MattersIf nothing else, Windows 7's success has shown that the operating system still matters quite a bit. People around the globe are jumping at the chance to buy the software, and Microsoft expects that success to continue. Thanks to Windows 7, Microsoft's operating system is on the map of users around the globe.
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Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 

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