back to article Microsoft shows off spanking Win 10 PCs, compute-tastic Azure

Microsoft's TechEd Europe conference is under way in Barcelona, and this morning Microsoft corporate VP Joe Belfiore showed new management features in the forthcoming Windows 10. Users will be able to log into Windows 10 using Azure Active Directory (AD), the cloud-based directory also used by Office 365, and get access to the …

  1. dogged

    >The idea is that provisioning a corporate PC could be as easy as getting a new iPad, though this can only work for apps that can be deployed from the Store.

    Maybe not.

    apt-get for Windows 10 incoming?

    1. Fibbles

      Agreed. Windows finally gaining an integrated command line package manager with the ability to use custom repositories is surely much more interesting to the corporate world than whatever app store UI Microsoft have slapped over the top of it.

  2. James Micallef Silver badge


    Some of this stuff already exists in 'PC-land' (remote provisioning), 'tablet-land' (app stores with available apps based on user sign-on) and Blackberry (segregation of 'work' and 'public' parts of a single device). The theory of bringing all those together would work very nicely for both company-issued laptops and personal tablets used as BYOD. That would merge well with Microsoft's vision of a single OS for both mobile and desktop, as well as the convergence of tablet and notebook into 1 type of 'Surface' device. That also plays to MS strength as a corporate supplier while keeping a foot in the consumer space.

    It remains to be seen whether the execution of this vision is "XP" or "Vista"

  3. Simulacra75

    slightly off-topic

    Wish they'd sort out the wireless access at TechEd. Shockingly bad. Connections constantly dropping on laptops and mobile devices. Heard dozens of people complain about it.

  4. MyffyW Silver badge

    Been largely offline for a few weeks and was wondering WTF Windows 10 was. Flipping version inflation - humfph!

    if(version.StartsWith("Windows 9"))

    { /* 95 and 98 */

    } else {

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