When I reached out to Microsoft about Nixon's comments, the company didn't dismiss them at all."Recent comments at Ignite about Windows 10 are reflective of the way Windows will be delivered as a service bringing new innovations and updates in an ongoing manner, with continuous value for our consumer and business customers," says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge."Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10." That was the message from Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon, a developer evangelist speaking at the company's Ignite conference this week.Nixon was explaining how Microsoft was launching Windows 8.1 last year, but in the background it was developing Windows 10."We aren’t speaking to future branding at this time, but customers can be confident Windows 10 will remain up-to-date and power a variety of devices from PCs to phones to Surface Hub to Holo Lens and Xbox.That might be because there won't really be any future major versions of Windows in the foreseeable future.
It's a big undertaking, but it's something Microsoft has been actively working on for Windows 10 to ensure it spans across multiple device types.While we'll witness the results in the coming months, Microsoft is already in launch mode for a number of its apps and services that power Windows 10.