CES 2017: Microsoft Connected Car 2.0 rolls along – ZDNet

January 6, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Uncategorized

News flash: In 2017, Microsoft Connected Car is now known as Microsoft Connected Vehicle. Otherwise, Microsoft’s automotive strategy remains the same as it was in 2016.

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Last year, Microsoft execs made it clear that embedding some variant of Windows inside a car is not what Microsoft officials believe to be important — or, more importantly, something they could attain.

Last year at CES, Microsoft execs talked up Microsoft’s new Connected Car strategy. The goal was to connect vehicles to Microsoft cloud services, like Office 365 and Azure, rather than continuing to try to get Windows itself inside cars via “Windows Automotive” or some other embedded Windows variant.