On Tuesday, Microsoft provided the media with a first look at the next version of its Windows operating system, Windows 10. Windows 10 is currently available as a technical preview for those courageous enough to play with unfinished software. Steph Cowan from IT Performs in Midlands, UK was able to quickly get SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.1 SP4 running on the technical preview.
— Steph Cowan (@StephCowan_ITP) October 2, 2014
Of course, you won’t find Microsoft Windows 10 on the Supported Platforms/Platform Availability Matrix (PAM) just yet. And no doubt there are issues with any software running on such an early preview OS.
Microsoft has had a painful journey with its current version of Windows, version 8.1. And so have I (see related articles, First Impressions of Microsoft Windows 8 and SAP BusinessObjects Support for Windows 8.1). But addressing the concerns of enterprise IT, which hasn’t deviated from rolling out Windows 7, has clearly been the number one priority for Microsoft. That, and the Microsoft Hair Guy seems to be giving the Apple Scarf Guy a run for his money.
While neither have specific delivery dates other than “sometime in 2015”, I’m confident we’ll see SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.2 running on Microsoft Windows 10 next year.
- Follow Steph Cowan on Twitter
- View the Microsoft Windows 10 technical preview video on YouTube
- A Closer Look at the Windows 10 Preview By Ed Bott on ZDNet
- Learn more about the Apple Scarf Guy
What are your first impressions of Microsoft Windows 10?