In December Microsoft announced the development of Windows 10. I know, what about Windows 9? Regardless of what Windows 9 could have been, I\u2019m sure all of the ideas \u2014scattered across hundreds of whiteboards in Redmond\u2014were included in the development of Windows 10. Windows 10I\u2019m excited, because I think Microsoft finally got it right. In our competitive world of devices, both mobile and desktop-based, Windows 10 will be relevant\u2014more relevant than most. Sitting in my local Starbucks, I see 15 people with multiple devices. I see folks with Lenovo and HP Desktops, along with their iPads or iPhones. I see Apple laptops and iPhones or Droid phones. My point is this: there are multiple devices and multiple platforms out there. To the everyday common user, this may not be pertinent. By \u201ceveryday common user,\u201d I mean the folks who use their phones for Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and selfies. However for folks like me who are always working but still want a life, multiple platforms are an inconvenience. Thankfully we can all look forward to Windows 10 to the rescue.\nWindows 10 will be a common platform across multiple device profiles. For the executive who travels a lot but doesn\u2019t want to take his laptop from his bag, iPad might not be the right choice anymore. For the user who loves the enormous phablet device, but complains they can only check email, this is significant. For the user that is tech-savvy and loves multiple devices, Windows 10 is just what they\u2019ve been waiting for. Imagine that your laptop preferences are set to meet your office needs. But now you have a business trip, and you have a Surface or other Slate device installed along with Windows 10. All of the same preferences will be synchronized on your other devices. Phones, tablets, and laptop\/desktop devices\u2014all commonplace, all relevant, and all accessible any time any place (except vacation; please, stop working on vacation!)\nHere are a few thoughts to link my personal life and my work life, which might be applicable. I own an iPhone. I love my iPhone, but my iPhone has its setbacks regarding my work. I live in Excel, and although I have Office 365 and can access and use Excel, try it on an Apple Mobile device. It\u2019s somewhat brutal. Since I stress out anytime I try to edit a workbook, I\u2019ve given up using those devices with Excel. So when I\u2019m on a plane and I don\u2019t feel like taking up two seats with my laptop, I put it off for another day. VPN and MDM solutions are huge in our mobile world too. Microsoft has alluded to these solutions working seamlessly with Windows 10. With the integration of Intune, Microsoft\u2019s version of MDM, and the Enterprise Mobility Suite, I would assume not only easier licensing, but easier management as well. While helping customers with licensing, I\u2019m always baffled by how many different vendors each of my customers must work with. I think if Microsoft can combine MDM, VPN, and any other relevant solution into a good, one-stop-shop, we will see a larger Microsoft following. I would bet there is not a CIO out there, who wouldn\u2019t prefer multiple products from a single vendor to meet the financial and technological needs of their environment. I say technological, only because it\u2019s not always about price anymore. It\u2019s about what is best for the environment. Savings are great, but if it\u2019s not a good solution who cares what it costs.\nI have high hopes for Windows 10. I can\u2019t wait to see it in more detail, and use a single common OS that meets all of my needs. I believe Microsoft is on the right track. If they can pull this off\u2014and it\u2019s cool enough to get the attention of non-Microsoft mobile users\u2014it could be a game-changer.