microsoft__logoIf the reports are to be believed, later today we could be given a preview of Microsoft’s next-generation Windows operating system, which at the moment could either be known as Windows 9 or Windows Threshold, depending on which rumor you buy into. That being said, it is understandable that many are curious as to what the next-generation Windows could bring to the table.

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Well according to the folks at ZDNet, one of the new features of Windows 9 is a feature that has been given the codename “Asimov”. Originally designed by the Xbox team, Asimov is said to be a backend system that will allow the Windows operating system team to see what is going on in a person’s PC in almost real-time.

We’re not sure how this will work specifically, but the goal here is to see what is going on in a user’s machine to better identify problems that need fixing and to also be able to issue updates to these problems in a more timely manner. This is apparently a real-time telemetry system which admittedly sounds a tad invasive, but hopefully Microsoft will be able to explain it better.

ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley also suggests that Asimov can be used by Microsoft to see how successful the different features they are rolling out to their customers are. In any case we only have a few hours until more details are hopefully revealed, so do check back with us later in the day for more official information.

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