New Microsoft Tablet OS Not Compatible with Windows 8, Supports Limited Apps

  • Charlotte Dunlap
    Charlotte Dunlap

    Mass confusion has risen among the Windows developer community over new OS Microsoft RT

  • Microsoft RT is not backwards compatible, so popular desktop apps won’t port to this environment anytime soon

Microsoft is feeding a frenzy of confusion among developers that are questioning the implications of incompatible Windows operating systems (OS) used between laptop and mobile devices. The company is not making it any easier for enterprise developers to fulfill their new mobile requirements because of the limitations of the company’s latest mobile device OS. The trouble is, while Windows 8 will run regular PC and desktop software, Windows RT cannot run those same x86/64 and desktop apps. And Windows RT is the only OS that currently runs on the upcoming Microsoft Surface tablet. Continue reading “New Microsoft Tablet OS Not Compatible with Windows 8, Supports Limited Apps”

Rough Sailing Ahead for Mobile Applications

B. Shimmin
B. Shimmin

Summary Bullets:

  • Mobile device market fragmentation, a continuing problem for application developers.
  • App manufactures should adopt a combined Web/native development approach.

These are heady days for IT managers with a hankering for mobility. Over the past two years, the usual impediments to mobilizing the workforce have vanished beneath an avalanche of consumer pressure, technological innovation and corporate acceptance. This is particularly true when it comes to supporting a wide array of devices from Apple, Microsoft, Google, Nokia, RIM and others. Gazing at the myriad devices and plethora of software for those devices currently roaming about the marketplace would lead one to believe that it’s a foregone conclusion that mobility has reached a point where users can bring their device du jour to the workplace. Well, yes, this is true – but that’s really where the trouble begins.

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