Satya Nadella: Microsoft Will Target HoloLens at the Enterprise

Yesterday, ZDNet‘s Mary Jo Foley conducted an interview with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella which included a number of items of interest to enterprise application development teams. Among them was his statement that the first version of the HoloLens augmented reality technology is “going to be more about developers and enterprise scenarios.” He said they are seeing big interest in healthcare and retail particularly.

Other noteworthy quotes from the interview included the following:

  • “It’s very important to think of our operating system more broadly than some old definition of an operating system. So we want to be in every device, not only have our application endpoints on every device.”
  • “One big mistake we made in our past was to think of the PC as the hub for everything for all time to come.”
  • “Universal Windows apps are going to be written because you want to have those apps used on the desktop. The reason why anybody would want to write universal apps is not because of our three percent share in phones.”
  • “At the core we are a platform vendor. In fact, we have three platforms I like to talk about: Windows, Azure and Office. I like to think all three of these will be open for others to extend and, of course, we will construct them together.”

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