"With the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching the impact of that on the back-to-school season, and expect that it might have a bit of a delay to the normal back-to-school season inventory build-up," she said.
Microsoft may issue more information on the expected launch date at its Build conference next week in San Francisco.
Microsoft has already started preparing its user base for the arrival of Windows 10. Recently, a patch for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 was added with the ability to notify users when Windows 10 becomes available.
Windows 10 is already seen as a vastly improved operating systems, compared to Windows 8, as it moves away from the tile interface that failed to impress and returning to the more familiar desktop setup known to millions.
Microsoft hope that this interface will entice businesses and schools to upgrade or buy new systems, as the ancient Windows XP operating system still boasts a high user base, despite support for the platform ending over a year ago.
The Windows XP user base showed a market share of 16.94 percent at the end of March. This compares with 58 percent for Windows 7, which remains the most popular Microsoft operating system in use today.
What is notably, is that the Windows XP user base market share is actually higher than that of Windows 8.1 at 10.55 percent and Windows 8 at 3.52 percent. Even combining Windows 8 and 8.1, the overall Windows 8 user base is still lower than that of Windows XP.
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The Minister of State for Digital Matt Hancock said: “Our Cyber Schools programme aims to inspire the talent of tomorrow and give thousands of the brightest young minds the chance to learn cutting-edge cyber security skills alongside their secondary school studies. I encourage all those with the aptitude, enthusiasm and passion for a cyber security career to register for what will be a challenging and rewarding scheme.”
From those who register their interest, students (aged between 14-18) will be selected for the programme via a pre-entry assessment. Teachers and industry experts are also being encouraged to get involved and register their interest in working with the programme.
For more information and to register your interest please visit HERE
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"We have learnt that when children suffer from long-term illness, their corresponding isolation from friends makes it harder for them to recover and to come back to school when they feel better. We are also aware that developing speech and social skills is just as important as following the curriculum. When they are not a part of the social scene, children miss out on important learning through play and interaction.At No Isolation, the purpose of our technology is to help people alleviate the feeling of loneliness. We want to develop tools for the groups that need more than generic solutions. AV1 helps children with long-term illness to stay in touch with their friends, keep up with their education, and secure that crucial link to everyday life."
This fantastic concept's primary goal is to reduce loneliness amongst children suffering from long term health issues, however, the idea can only be a positive for their education and social skills. The AV-1 robot, which is controlled by the child through an app, allows the child to join in from a hospital bed or sofa at home. The robot acts as the 'eyes, ears and voice' of the child, with a blinking light ti signal when they want to say something and the ability to turn 360' to see and speak to the whole class.
For more information check out the No Isolation website.