Windows 11: Microsoft marches toward open platforms

With Windows 11, Microsoft seems to be doubling down on its strategy to become a more open platform. How can this new open strategy help your company?

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If you’re of a certain age, you might remember the Microsoft anti-trust trial of the late 1990s, or perhaps the Steve Ballmer years in which Microsoft’s strategy was to put Microsoft software on every device and elbow out anything without Windows or Office branding. The “Wintel” behemoth was a feared, occasionally loathed, seemingly immutable fixture of computing for tech leaders and consumers. For corporate users, it was essentially the only game in town save for the occasional experiment with open source.

SEE: Windows 11 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

This dynamic also created the idea of tech…

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