Microsoft is about to launch an entirely new operating system - for cloud computing.

As revealed by company’s chief executive Steve Ballmer, speaking at an event in London, the CEO is reported to have said that Microsoft would announce "Windows Cloud" within 4 weeks.

Balmer added that he's "sure we’ll have a snazzier name on launch".

"We’re embracing cloud computing as much as anyone", Ballmer said, claiming that Microsoft has more related products than Google.

Microsoft is holding a developers conference in that States at the end of October, which is when the announcement is expected. We'll bring you more when we have it.