This year’s Microsoft Build conference will focus on the company’s efforts up to this point in delivering “One Windows;” a single operating system which functions across all platforms.

Few expect Microsoft to unveil the full feature list or even the target arrival date for Windows 9 at Build 2014. Instead, Microsoft officials are likely to discuss at a high level the company’s goal to create a new Windows 9 SKU that would run on Windows Phones, ARM-based Windows tablets/PCs, phablets, and other kinds of devices. According to previous tips, this “modern” SKU might not include a Desktop for running legacy Win32 apps. It would be updated frequently and regularly by Microsoft through the Windows Store.

I’m not really sure running a single operating system across desktop, mobile, and tablet is the best idea. Microsoft already tried that with Windows 8, and it was nearly a catastrophe.