Codename “Threshold” – The Microsoft Unified platform (#Halo)

| December 2, 2013 | 26 Replies

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Mary Jo Foley enlightens us all on some of Microsoft’s future plans, namely some key spring 2015 updates that unifies the OS found on Xbox One, Windows and Windows Phone to have even more shared elements. MJF explains the name

“derives from the planet around which the first halo ring orbited in the original Halo game launched back in 2001”.

She also notes Cortana, another part of the Xbox franchise as part of MS’s plans for Windows. Threshold is supposedly NOT the combined RT/WP but a “wave” of OSes across Windows based phones, devices and gaming consoles. Eh?

MJF expands on that a little bit more at ZDNet.

But Threshold will add another level of commonality across Microsoft’s various Windows-based platforms, sources said. With the Threshold wave, Microsoft plans to support the same core set of “high value activities” across platforms

Quite rightly, before we think of ‘Threshold’ there’s 8.1/Blue to consider. Let’s wait for one update at a time.

Cheers prashant for the tip!


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