Microsoft is in the planning stage of the next-generation Plug-and-Play (PnP) architecture. In this regard, a job is available for a technical Product Manager, who will take the lead of the project and put together a comprehensive plan which will span throughout multiple releases of Windows. The new PnP architecture is merely an aspect of the efforts that Microsoft is pouring into overhauling its application model for the Windows platform. Users, however, should not expect a revolution so much as a long-term evolution.
“Windows is the universal device platform. With a rich ecosystem of over 1.7 million unique device models supported by Windows today, and that number is growing rapidly. Windows is the center of one of the world’s largest network of connected, compatible devices. Our team owns the Windows device platform, which exposes these devices and their myriad functions to the rest of the system. After 12 years of unprecedented adoption and success, we are rethinking Plug and Play for the next decade,” revealed Microsoft.