OneCore to rule them all: How Windows Everywhere finally happened

by Volker Weber

Microsoft can now credibly speak of having one operating system (with Windows 10 as its most familiar branding) that can span hardware from little embedded Internet of Things devices to games consoles to PCs to cloud-scale server farms. At its heart is a slimmed down, modularized operating system dubbed OneCore. Windows 10, Windows Server, Xbox 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 IoT, and the HoloLens operating system are all built on this same foundation.

It took a long time to reach this point.

Another long Ars Technica piece that is worth the long read.

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Comments

Excellent article. It was this vision of Windows Everywhere that slowly transformed me from a linux-buff-anti-microsoft into a fully-microsoft-household in a few years.

Pedro Quaresma, 2016-05-21

The vision alone is not enough for me to come back to Windows. Just reading vowes experiences with MS crapware and my latest "user experiences" with Windows 10 are still enough for me to stay with iOS/OSX at least in my private environment.

Axel Koerv, 2016-05-22

And it is still not truly everywhere, as far as I know this still does not include real-time systems (aka hard real-time).

Ragnar Schierholz, 2016-05-22

I think Microsoft is on the right way. Great article. Thanks for sharing.

Alper Iseri, 2016-05-23

Quite impressive. Thanks for caring.

Hubert Stettner, 2016-05-24

Really good article. A single common core. That must have been an impressive engineering task, and Microsoft is going to be able to move a lot quicker now.

Andrew Magerman, 2016-05-26

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