If there is one thing you could associate with Microsoft’s modern platforms, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone, is that they are designed to offer a similar experience across a variety of devices, from desktop PCs to tablets, and smartphones.

The goal, ultimately, is to lead the technology industry by delivering a common platforms that not only powers the traditional desktop, but also offers enhanced mobility and improved productivity on the go.

As Erwin Visser, Microsoft’s senior director for Windows Commercial said recently:

“Our goal is to lead the industry in delivering a single common mobile platform that represents one Windows, one experience for our customers.

Windows is built to work well together across the range of devices from high performance desktops, to tablets and phones. Windows and Windows Phone have the same shared operating system core, which means we deliver a common platform from management, security, and networking to productivity tools, app platform, file access and user interface.”

The result of offering this streamlined experience and integrated synchronization is that business, large and small, are now increasingly inclined to migrate to Windows 8.1.

But Redmond also has the end users in mind, and has taken steps to get closer to consumers by implementing a number of features based on feedback in the latest version of its operating system. The only remaining part of the equation is how the myriad of Windows tablets fare in the coming months.

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