Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella has laid out the vision the company seeks to achieve with the unveiling of the Windows 11 operating system.
In his closing remarks following the presentation of the OS, Nadella noted that the vision for Windows 11 is to be ‘a platform for platform creators’.
According to Nadella, who also serves as the Microsoft Chairman, users should control their computers more. He maintained that Windows would be a better platform for creators in an apparent shot at rivals.
“First windows recognizes that there is no personal computing without personal agency. We need to be empowered to choose the applications. We run the content we consume, the people we connect to, and even how we allocate our own attention operating systems and devices should mold to our needs, not the other way round,” said Nadella.
The CEO also explained Microsoft’s stand on the debate around the app store policies and their impact on creators. He maintained that Windows is guided by the sovereignty of creators and agency for consumers.
He added the company aims to have Windows as the platform for the next web by introducing the next transformational software category.
“Windows is a platform with things that are bigger than windows can be born. Like the web a platform can only serve society. If its rules allow for this foundational innovation and category creation, this is the first version of a new era of windows,” Nadella added.
Windows 11 notable features
Furthermore, Microsoft stated that Windows 11 would support Android apps through Amazon’s app store. Therefore, the popular apps that people use on phones will be available on the operating system’s Start menu.
Other notable incorporations into Windows 11 include promoting the Xbox Game Pass, the company’s game subscription service. The service offers gamers access to different titles for a monthly fee.
In the wake of the launch, Microsoft crossed the $2 trillion valuations for the first time on Thursday, June 25th. Over the last two years, the company’s value has doubled following increased demand for its products. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the company witnessed increased utilization of its products such as Teams.